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Odisha Govt presents Rs 1,20,028 crore Budget for FY 2018-19

ONI Bureau: Odisha Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera presented the Annual Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 with an allocation of Rs 1,20,028 crore at the State Assembly today.

The Odisha Government presented an allocation of Rs 16,765 crore of Agriculture Budget for 2018-19 and provision of Rs 4411.20 Cr made for Rural Development. However, a new scheme – Green Mahanadi Mission proposed to protect and enhance water availability and improve livelihood at a cost of Rs 30 crore.

Budget Highlights:

Agriculture

  • Rs 16,765 crore for agriculture
  • Rs 808 Cr outlay for Soil Conservation
  • Rs 450 cr allocated for Farm Mechanisation Programme to boost productivity
  • Rs 30 Cr outlay for organic farming
  • Rs 90 crore towards health insurance cover for 57 lakh farmers’ families

Health

  • Rs 1,370 crore proposed for National Health Mission
  • Rs 700 crore for Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Seva Mission
  • Rs 365 crore for the establishment of two more medical colleges and hospitals at Balasore and Bolangir
  • Rs 304 crore for supply of free medicines under ‘Niramaya’ scheme.
  • Free Sanitary napkins to girl students from class VI to XII of Govt and Govt-aided schools

Education

  • Rs 1,375 crore proposed for pre-matric and post-matric scholarship to ST, SC, OBC and Minority students
  • Rs 250 crore for establishment of 30 more Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya
  • Rs 1800 crore for Sarba Sikhya Abhiyan
  • Rs 808 crore for Mid-day Meal Scheme
  • Rs 500 crore for Rashtriya Madhyamika Sikshya Abhiyan
  • Rs 50 Cr allocated for ‘Mo School Campaign’

Water

  • Rs 1000 crore outlay for rural water supply
  • Rs 350 crore for urban water supply in 2018-19 under BASUDHA scheme
  • Rs 8979 Cr proposed for Water Resources,
  • 3000 crore for piped water supply projects
  • Rs 30 crore for a new scheme – Green Mahanadi Mission to enhance water availability and improve livelihood
  • 1246 crore under Gangadhar Meher lift canal
  • Rs 1250 Cr under Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayan Yojana

Housing and Urban Development

  • Rs 5,162 crore proposed for Housing and Urban Development
  • Rs 400 crore for the Smart City Mission, Rs 250 crore under AMRUT

Others

  • Rs 1486 crore proposed under Madhubabu Pension Yojana
  • Rs 2,562 crore for social security of persons with disability
  • Rs 22,684 crore is proposed for development of SCs and STs
  • Rs 47 crore under National Urban Livelihood Mission. Rs 212 crore for Micro
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, Rs 5 crore for Odisha Start-up Policy
  • Rs 176 crore proposed for Special Development Councils in 9 tribal dominated districts
  • Rs 120 crore under Biju KBK Yojana
  • Rs 808 Cr outlay for Soil Conservation
  • Rs 1000 Cr for Rural Water Supply
  • Rs 500 Cr provided for Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana
  • Odisha Govt to provide four LED bulbs free of cost to each rural poor household under a new scheme- Ama Ghare LED Light
  • Rs 100 crore has been allocated for supply of quality seeds.
  • Rs 1865 crore has been allocated for Disaster Response Fund
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