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Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari lays Rs 1.70 lakh crore Budget 2021

Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Monday presented the state Government’s 2021-22 Budget in State Legislative Assembly here.

The Finance Minister presented the Budget on digital mode. This is the second budget of the fifth term of Naveen Patnaik-led Government.

Highlights here:

• The FM announces Rs 85,000 crore for administrative expenses and Rs 3,050 crore for disaster mitigation.

• For 2021-22, the Finance Minister presented the Budget with a total allocation of Rs 1.70 lakh crore.

• Rs 819 crore allotted under scheme interest subsidy/subvention to farmers

• Allocation of Rs 542 crore under ABADHA scheme for transformation of Puri

• A total investment of Rs 200 crore for Ekamra Kshetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action (EKAMRA) plan

• Allocation of Rs 200 crore for Samaleswari temple Area Management and Local Economic Initiative (SAMALEI)

• An outlay of Rs 90 crore for world-class hockey stadium at Rourkela

• Rs 3500 crore allotted for converting SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plus institute” over a period of 3 years

Agriculture & Allied Sector Activities
• Rs 1,800 crore earmarked under KALIA and Rs 450 crore under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

• Rs 819 crore towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to co-operative and commercial banks

• Rs 454 crore proposed towards subsidy

• Rs 106 crore for millet mission

• Outlay of Rs 1415 crore for Fisheries and Animal Resources Development sector

• Rs137 crore for development of Brackish Water Aquaculture, Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries

Irrigation projects

• Rs 8,266 crore for Water Resources Department

• Rs 2258 crore outlay for incomplete AIBP projects

• Rs 795 crore for construction of In-stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers

• Rs 454 under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme

• Outlay of Rs 710 crore for flood control and drainage work

• Rs 860 crore for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme

• Rs 180 crore under RIDF for Jalanidhi scheme to create additional irrigation potential

• Rs 389 crore for completion of 21,000 deep bore wells

• Rs 400 crore under BKVY for installation of 1500 community lift irrigation projects

• Rs 164 for revival of 1000 defunct lift irrigation points

• Rs 101 crore under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme

• Rs 77 crore under Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unnayana Yojana

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