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Supplementary budget of Rs 12,790 cr tabled in Odisha Assembly

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today laid the supplementary budget of Rs 12,790 crore for 2018-19 in the State Legislative Assembly for approval.

Out of the total amount, provision of Rs 1800 crore has been made towards Administrative Expenditure, Rs 9611 crore for Programme Expenditure, Rs 1364 towards Disaster Response Funds and Rs 15 crore for Transfers from State Budget, the minister said at a press meet.

The supplementary budget includes Rs 750 crore for salary of Sikhya Sahayaks, Rs 350 crore for loan repayment and Rs 41 crore for simultaneous polls.

Supplementary budget of Rs 12,790 cr tabled in Odisha Assembly

Of total Rs 2075 crore expenditure allotted for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, Odisha will provide Rs 1375 crore while Centre will grant Rs 700 crore under Funds Division between State and Centre, informed Finance secretary TK Pandey, in the press meet today.

The supplementary budget got tabled in the House amid ruckus by opposition Congress and BJP members. Later, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the Assembly till tomorrow.

Earlier in the day, uproar by the Opposition members over different issues rocked the Assembly. As soon as the House assembled for the day, Congress members rushed to the well of the House opposing the fuel price hike. Similarly, BJP members raised the issue of teachers’ strike and created pandemonium.

Amid unruly scenes, the Speaker adjourned the House initially till 11.30 am and later till 12.30 pm as similar situation prevailed after resemblance.

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