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Odisha presents Rs 10,227 crore supplementary budget

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Tuesday presented Rs 10,227.65 crore supplementary budget for the year 2015-16 amid the walk out of opposition parties from the house in the state assembly.

Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat said the supplementary budget has focused on mitigating drought situation, social welfare schemes and developmental activities in the state.suplementary budget

This supplementary provision, which is over and above the annual Budget size of Rs 84,487 crore for this fiscal, has proposed Rs 1105.19 for relief expenditure including compensation for crop loss in drought affected areas.

While Rs 509.19 crore has been earmarked for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and the government expects Rs 600 crore under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) from the centre.

While the non-plan expenditure has been proposed to Rs 1910.50 crore, the state plan is Rs 8305.39 crore. The central plan has been proposed Rs 10.45 crore and the centrally sponsored plan is proposed Rs 1.31 crore, said the Minister.

“Keeping in view the availability of resources and increasing needs and expectations of the people in the welfare state, the supplementary budget is aimed at fulfilling the requirement funds for public welfare and developmental activities in the state,” said Amat.