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Odisha Budget 2021-22: Click to Know Full Details

Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented the State Budget 2021-22 at the State Assembly on Monday. He proposed a budgetary outlay of Rs 1,70,000 crore. It includes an outlay of Rs 85,000 crore for administrative expenditure and Rs 75,000 crore for programme expenditure.

Here are the Key Highlights of the Odisha Budget 2021-22.

Health

  • Total sum of Rs 9,164 crore allocated
  • Apprx 19% over previous year
  • Rs 1,353 crore provided under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana scheme for free Medical facilities with coverage up to ₹5 lakh per family in case of male members and up to ₹10 lakh per family in case of female beneficiaries
  • Rs 3500 crore proposed to convert SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plus Institute” to provide world-class healthcare facilities over next three years (Rs 500 crore allocated for 2021-22)
  • Provision of Rs 1,572 crore 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

Agriculture

  • Allocation of ₹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)
  • ₹819 crore provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Co-operative as well as Commercial Banks

Irrigation

  • Allocation of ₹ 8,266 crores for Water Resources Department
  • An outlay of ₹2,258 crore for incomplete AIBP Projects – ₹795 crore for construction of In-stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers of the State
  • ₹454 crore proposed under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP) for on-going and new projects
  • An outlay of ₹710 crore for flood control and drainage work- ₹860 crore for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme

Drinking Water Supply

  • A massive investment of ₹12,000 crore for piped drinking water supply projects across the State

Heritage Conservation and Tourism Development

  • Allocation to Tourism department increased by 25% to a record ₹500 crore to create top-class infrastructure.
  • ₹542 crore allocated to transform Puri into World Heritage City under ABADHA scheme-
  • ₹200 crore allocated under Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action (EKAMRA) Plan
  • ₹200 crore allocated under Samaleswari temple Area Management And Local Economic Initiative (SAMALEI) scheme-
  • ₹349 crore for the Development & Management of Tourist Infrastructure
  • ₹83 crore for Publicity of Tourism

Sports

  • 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

Education & Skill Development

  • Total ₹24,370 crore allocated for education and skill development sector
  • ₹280 crore provided under Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya 
  • ₹3,066 crore for Samagra Sikshya Abhiyan and ₹957 crore for Mid-day Meal Scheme all of which will have a State share of 40%