Bhubaneswar: Livelihoods, Economic Growth and Health Care are on the top of the Agenda in the Annual Budget 2021-22.
While Health, along with drinking water, is a high priority and gets record allocation, Agriculture and Irrigation sectors provided a major boost with high allocation.
Similarly Industry and Infrastructure gets a major push to scale up value addition and job creation.
And Tourism and Sports gets all-time high allocation to provide top-class infrastructure in the State.
Take the Health Sector -a total sum of Rs.9,164 crore is allocated for public health care with an increase of about 19% over previous year.
While Rs.1,353 crore provided under the scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for free Medical facilities with coverage up to Rs.5 lakh per family in case of male members and up to Rs.10 lakh per family in case of female beneficiaries.
A whopping Rs.3500 crore is proposed to convert SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plus Institute” to provide world-class healthcare facilities over next three years and Rs. 500 crore has been allocated for 2021-22. – Provision of Rs.1,572 crore made under Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Mission for building health infrastructure and services.
Rs.370 crore proposed for maintaining quality of sanitation, laundry, security, gardening & lift service in public health facilities under Nirmal Scheme.
A massive investment of Rs.12,000 crore for piped drinking water supply projects across the State.
Allocation of Rs.17,469 crore to Agriculture and allied activities – An outlay of ₹1,800 crore under the scheme Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA).
Rs.819 crore provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Co-operative as well as Commercial Banks.
Rs.454 crore is proposed towards subsidy for capital investment for establishment of Commercial Agri-enterprises and for popularization of agricultural implements, equipment and diesel pump sets.
Rs.106 crore for the Odisha Millet Mission – Outlay of Rs.1,415 crore for the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development sector – Rs.137 crore proposed for the development of Brackish Water Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture, and Inland Fisheries.
Allocation of Rs. 8,266 crores for Water Resources Sector of which an outlay of Rs.2,258 crore for incomplete AIBP.
Rs.425 crore allocated for development of Industries sector and attracting investment.
Rs.465 crore to promote MSME sector, a jump of 86 percent in allocation over the previous year, officials say.
There has been special provisions for Odisha Economic Corridor, Mega Textile Park, Mega Aluminium Park, PCPIR etc.
Rs.155 crore financial assistance to IDCO for development of industrial infrastructure, said an official.
Already announced Special COVID Package of around Rs.289 crore to support MSMEs related COVID19 impact. – An outlay of Rs.163 crore is made for Handloom, Handicrafts, Sericulture and Textile sectors. Infrastructure Development:
So far Infrastructure sector is concerned Rs.1,799 crore is provided for the Energy Sector, Rs.2296 crore provided under Road Development Program for construction and upgradation of roads in the State.
Rs.912 crore under Biju Setu Yojana for construction of bridges – ₹600 crore under the scheme Construction/ Improvement of Roads & Bridges – Provision of Rs.2000 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna to complete 4000 Kms of rural roads.
Provision of Rs.200 crore for the State Highway Development Programme (SHDP); – ₹100 crore for Biju Expressway to improve connectivity in Western Odisha Rs.429 crore for Central Road Fund projects – Provision of Rs.781 crore under improvement and construction of RD Roads & Bridges. Rs.300 core under the scheme Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana
For development of Airstrips Rs.100 crore provided for land acquisition, construction, renovation, expansion of Airports at Rourkela, Jeypore, Utkela, Jharsuguda, and renovation of Birasal airstrip.
Outlay of Rs.396 crore for the development of Railway projects in the State has been made.
And for Bus Terminals Rs.100 crore for the block level Bus Stand and construction of new Bus Terminal at Cuttack.
Rs.100 crore for urban road transport and development of Baramunda Bus stand.
Rs.2,001 crore proposed towards material component under MGNREGA – A Corpus Fund of Rs.500 crore to facilitate timely payment of wages under MGNREGA pending receipt of Central Assistance for the wage component Rs.1,270 crore provided under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana–National Rural Livelihood Mission. – Rs.200 crore for creating 11.13 lakh person-days of wage employment in urban areas
Allocation to Tourism department increased by 25% to a record ₹500 crore to create top-class infrastructure
Rs.542 crore allocated to transform Puri into World Heritage City under ABADHA scheme – Rs.200 crore allocated under Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action (EKAMRA) Plan – Rs.200 crore allocated under Samaleswari temple Area Management And Local Economic Initiative (SAMALEI) scheme – Rs.349 crore for the Development & Management of Tourist Infrastructure – Rs.83 crore for Publicity of Tourism.
There is uge increase in Sports infrastructure development with allocation of Rs 400 crores during 2021-22.
Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela will be one of the venue for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 and is going to India’s Largest Hockey stadium with 20000 chaired seating capacity and among the most modern hockey stadiums in the World.
The project is taken up at a cost of Rs 120 crores. – Kalinga Stadium will be upgraded with Indoor Athletic Tracks and Swimming pools and High-Performance Centre infrastructure. The project is taken up at a cost of Rs 200 crores. – State Urban Sports Development project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 450 crores to provide Indoor sports halls in all ULBs and Football/Cricket fields in Municipalities and Municipal Corporations. – An investment of nearly Rs 800 crores will be made in the next 1-2 years to give a major push to the Sports infrastructure across the State.
A convergence of State budget, DMF and CSR funds will be used for funding the projects.
Rs.24,370 crore allocated for education and skill development, Rs.2,767 crore is allocated for social security measures
Transfer of about Rs.6,950 crore to the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies for the provision of basic services.
To further the development process in western Odisha, Rs.180 crore is provided for WODC, which is more than double the previous year’s allocation.
An outlay of Rs.250 crore under Biju KBK Plan to improve infrastructure in the KBK districts.
Provision of Rs.3,000 crore with a target for the construction of another 5 lakh pucca houses through convergence of PMAY-Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar Schemes.