FY22 Budget: Odisha Seeks Rs 7,200 Cr For Railway Infra, Rs 5,650 Cr For Telecom Sector


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has sought Rs 7,200 crore for railway infrastructure and Rs 5,650 crore for development of telecom sector in the Union budget for the 2021-22 financial year.

Odisha participated in the Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday and demanded adequate fund provisions for the railway infrastructure and development of the telecom sector in the State.

“The extra funds are very essential for the ongoing projects, sanctioning of new line, station modernisation, establishment of rail-based industries, multi-modal logistics parks and others,” Pujari said.

With an aim to strengthen the telecom sector in the state, Pujari demanded an allocation of at least Rs 5,650 crore in the Union budget for 2021-22.

He also sought provision for sufficient funds towards development and maintenance of the national highways and adequate allocation for piped drinking water.

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