Bhubaneswar: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday presented a welfare, growth, development, and investment-oriented Budget (Vote‐on‐Account) for 2022‐23 in the Odisha Legislative Assembly with an outlay of Rs 2,00,000 crore, which is about 17.6% more than the Annual Budget, 2021-22.
“The General Elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies were held during February and March 2022. The Model Code of Conduct was in force during the period after the announcement of the elections. This resulted in time constraint for completing the entire legislative process that inter alia includes presentation of the Budget to deliberation on proposals by the Hon’ble Members and finally passing of the Appropriation Bill before 31st of March,” said Pujari.
Accordingly, instead of presenting a full-fledged budget, a Vote-on-Account Budget has been presented to enable us to incur expenditure for the first four months of the financial year 2022-23 on existing establishment, schemes and projects.
The comparative position of the outlays for 2021-22 (BE) and 2022-23 (BE) (VoA) are as follows:
To defray the expenditure on existing establishments and continuing schemes and projects from April to July 2022, 100% of BE for calamity-related expenses and 50% of BE for all other schemes have been taken in the Vote on Account (VoA) which is estimated at Rs 1,06,498 crore.
Highlights of Budget Estimates (Vote on Account) for 2022-23
1. Qualitative Aspects of the Budget
- The outlay of Rs 1,00,000 crore for Programme Expenditure.
- The allocation of Rs 20,344 crore for Agriculture and Allied sectors.
- Allocation of Rs 23,947 crore for Education and Skills sector.
- Allocation of Rs 12,241 crore for Health sector.
- Investment of about Rs.8,255 crore for Piped Water Supply Projects under BASUDHA and Jal Jeevan Mission.
- Allocation of Rs.33,203 crore for development of SCs and STs for identified Schemes in the Programme budget.
- Tax GSDP Ratio for 2022-23 (BE) would be 6.4%.
- Our dependence on Central transfers has reduced with State’s own revenue contributing about 58% to the total revenue pool.
- Revenue Surplus projected at 2.7% of GSDP.
- Fiscal Deficit kept within the prescribed limit of 3% of GSDP.
- The capital outlay in 2022-23 is Rs 40,011 crore, which is about 5.6 per cent of GSDP.
2. Sectoral Highlights
A. Accessible Quality Healthcare for All
- A total sum of ₹12,241 crore is allocated for public health care, which is 6.1 percent of the total size of the Budget during 2022-23.
- ₹1,864 crore is provided under the scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana for free Medical facilities to over 96 lakh economically vulnerable families in the State
- Provision of ₹2,335 crore has been made under Mukhyamantri Swasthya Seva Mission for building health infrastructure and services.
- ₹2,156 crore has been provided for National Health Mission
- ₹312 crore has been provided for Human Resource in Health and Medical Education
B. Drinking Water & Provision of Urban Amenities
- There is provision of ₹2,255 crore for rural and urban water supply under the scheme BASUDHA
- ₹6,000 crore under Jal Jeevan Mission under the State Saturation Plan to fulfil the target universal coverage of tap-water connections
- Outlay of ₹138 crore under Urban Sewerage Scheme, ₹334 crore under Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project, and ₹251 crore under Urban Sanitation Scheme
- ₹415 crore for Improvement of Urban Governance, ₹214 crore for town planning under New City Development, and ₹100 crore under Jaaga Mission (Revolving Fund)
- ₹462 crore under PM Awas Yojana, ₹250 crore under Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan, ₹200 crore under Smart City and ₹200 crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
C. Agriculture & Allied Sector Activities
- ₹20,344 crore of sectoral outlay for different schemes to boost productivity, farmers’ income and welfare during 2022-23
- ₹1,874 crore of direct benefit transfers under KALIA Scheme
- ₹300 crore of interest free loan for fertiliser and seed,
- ₹688 crore under Crop Production Management,
- ₹157 crore under Horticulture Development Programme
- ₹161 crore of Grants to OUAT for research and education
- ₹273 crore for Livestock Health & Disease Control Programme (LHDC)
- ₹182 crore for Intensive Aquaculture & Inland Fisheries Development
- ₹87 crore for poultry development and ₹31 crore for dairy development
- ₹907 crore of Interest Subvention to Farmers, ₹600 crore of Premium Subsidy under PM Fasal Bima Yojana and ₹150 crore of Equity Support to Cooperative Banks
- ₹8,523 crore of total outlays for different schemes under Irrigation sector.
- An outlay of ₹2,493 crore has been provided in 2022-23 for incomplete AIBP Projects implemented through Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
- ₹1,044 crore has been proposed for construction of In-stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers of the State
- ₹1,022 crore has been proposed under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP) for on-going and new projects
- An outlay of ₹968 crore has been proposed for flood control and drainage work
- A sum of ₹485 crore has been allocated for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme
- An outlay of ₹234 crore has been provided under RIDF for Jalanidhi scheme to create additional irrigation potential
- ₹422 crore is provided under Biju Krushak Vikas Yojana for installation of community lift irrigation points
- ₹195 crore has been allocated for revival of defunct lift irrigation points
- ₹440 crore is being proposed under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme (CLSRP)
- ₹50 crore has been proposed under Nabakrushna Choudhury Secha Unayana Yojana
- Provision of ₹5,906 crore for construction of pucca houses through convergence of PMAY-Gramin and Biju Pucca Ghar Schemes
- Provision of ₹463 crore has been made for the construction of dwelling units under PMAY-Urban and Urban Housing Scheme
F. Wage employment, livelihood, and basic services
- ₹2,001 crore has been proposed towards material component under MGNREGA
- Keeping in view the demand for wage employment, the corpus size of MGNREGS Revolving Fund has been enhanced from ₹500 crore to ₹1,000 crore for timely payment of wages
- ₹91 crore has been provided under National Rural Livelihood Mission
- A sum of ₹80 crore has been proposed for Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN Mission
- An outlay of ₹194 crore is provided for wage employment in urban areas under MUKTA
- Transfer of about ₹7,170 crore to the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies for the provision of basic services
G. Transforming Education and Skill Development
- Total ₹26,492 crore has been allocated for education and skill development sector
- ₹521 crore under Mo School Abhiyan, ₹439 crore for Smart Class Rooms in selected 100 schools of excellence, and ₹420 crore for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya
- ₹1,109 crore of GIA to Non-Govt. High Schools and ₹1,283 crore of GIA to Non-Govt. Colleges
- ₹3,552 crore under Samagra Sikshya
- ₹165 crore for Infrastructure Development of Universities and Colleges
- ₹258 crore for Strengthening of Higher Education in Odisha under the World Bank project, and ₹182 crore under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).
- Provision of ₹100 crore has been made under the Asian Development Bank assisted Odisha Skill Development Project to bring up a World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar
- A sum of ₹204 crore has been allocated for infrastructure development of Technological Universities and Engineering Colleges, Engineering Schools, Polytechnics
H. Women & Child Development
- Total ₹3,567 crore has been allocated for undertaking various women and child centric policy and welfare measures
- Provision of ₹247 crore is made under the Maternity Benefit Programme “MAMATA” scheme
- ₹1,113 crore is also provided under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)-POSHAN 2.0 and ₹1,284 crore under “Saksham Anganwadi and POSHAN – 2.0” to improve the nutritional and health status of children below the age of 6 years
- ₹416 crore is provided towards State Support for implementation of ICDS in the State
- ₹88 crore is provided for the scheme ‘SOPAN’ for augmenting nutritional outcomes
- A sum of ₹78 crore is provided for supply of uniforms for children undergoing Pre-School education under the Scheme Malatidevi Prak-Vidyalaya Paridhan Yojana
- ₹43 crore is provided under Biju Sishu Surakshya Yojana-ASHIRBAD
I. Mission Shakti
- Provision of ₹2,000 crore under the overarching Mission Shakti programme during 2022-23
- ₹1,039 crore under the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
- ₹773 crore of Financial Assistance to WSHGs & their Federations
- ₹176 crore for Construction of Mission Shakti Gruha
- Engagement of women SHG and Federation Members as Business Correspondent Agents (BCAs) to ensure last mile delivery of banking services in unbanked and under-banked Gram Panchayats
J. Development of SCs, STs, OBCs & Minorities
- Total ₹33,203 crore allocated under Tribal Sub-Component and SC Sub- Component
- ₹343 crore has been allocated towards social sector initiatives including “ANWESHA”
- ₹538 crore for construction of hostels for ST girls and urban hostel complexes under the scheme AKANKSHYA
- For Minority Hostels ₹22 crore is proposed under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)
- Provision of ₹950 crore for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships for ST and SC students
- ₹269 crore has been provisioned under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)
- ₹121 crore is proposed under SCA to TSS (Tribal Sub-Scheme) to cover more beneficiaries during 2022-23
K. Social security measures
- A sum of ₹3,621 crore is allocated for social security measures
- Provision of ₹2,017 crore is made under Madhubabu Pension Yojana and ₹1,330 crore for National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) for Old Age, Widow and Disability Pensions
- ₹104 crore for Welfare of Persons with Disability (PwD) and ₹18 crore under the National Programme for Persons with Disability
- Provision of Rs.136 crore for welfare of distressed and destitute including provision for Old-Age Homes
L. Food Security
- ₹1,023 crore is provided for distribution of rice @ ₹1/- per kg
- Under the State Food Security Scheme, beneficiaries left-out under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) are provided 5 Kg rice per month per beneficiary at the rate of ₹1 per kg
M. Capital Outlay
- Capital outlay of ₹40,011 crore is 5.6% of GSDP
- Provision of ₹300 crore is made under Biju Expressway
- ₹178 crore is provided under State Capital Project
- ₹1,408 crore is provided under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) at Puri
- ₹200 crore under Ekamra Khetra Amenities and Monuments Revival Action Plan (EKAMRA)
- ₹200 crore under Samaleswari Temple Area Management & Local Economic Initiative (SAMALEI)
- ₹150 crore for Integrated Development of Heritage, Monuments & Tourist Destinations
- ₹1,688 crore under Biju Setu Yojana (BSY)
- ₹160 crore under Pradhan Mantri Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
- ₹674 crore under Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY),
- ₹150 crore for Connecting Unconnected Villages in Difficult Areas (CUVDA)
- ₹150 crore for Connection of Missing Road Links (CMRL)
- ₹340 crore under Transferred Road Improvement Programme (TRIP)
N. Industries, MSME, Skill Development & Start Ups
- Total allocation of ₹1,635 crore is proposed for the sector for setting up world class infrastructure and incentivise the industries, MSME and Start-ups, which is about 37 per cent increase over previous year’s allocation
O. Public Administration and Law & Order
- Provision of ₹8,960 crore during 2022-23 for delivery of justice, maintenance of internal security, prevention, and control of crimes, fire disaster, and control management, etc.
- ₹335 crore is provided towards the construction of Residential and Non-residential buildings of police, fire, and prison organization
- ₹50 crore is proposed for the development of Infrastructure facilities for the Judiciary
- ₹81 crore is provided for launching of Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) Dial-112, a nationwide distress call for all types of emergency services
- ₹30 crore has been proposed for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project
- Under revenue administration, ₹368 crore is proposed for Buildings, Strengthening of IT Infrastructure, Protection of Government Land, and Prevention of Theft of Minor Minerals.
P. Forest, Environment & Climate Change
- Allocation of ₹2,193 crore for the forestry sector includes ₹1,105 crore from the CAMPA fund, ₹132 crore for implementation of a JICA assisted Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project Phase-II
- ₹15 crore is proposed for Ama Jungle Yojana for bringing more and more forest area under Joint Forest Management
- There is provision of ₹52 crore under Green Climate Fund (GCF), ₹42 crore under National Mission for a Green India, ₹40 crore for fire prevention and ₹35 crore for the Tiger Reserve.
- There is outlay of ₹595 crore on Odisha Tourism during 2022-23
- ₹375 crore will be used for the Development & Management of Tourist Infrastructure and ₹155 crore for Publicity of Tourism
- Provision of ₹39 crore under Piligrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD)
R. Sports & Youth Services
- Allocation of ₹602 crore for the sports sector in 2022-23
- An amount of ₹411 crore is provided for the Development & Management of other Sports Infrastructure
- ₹115 crore is provided for Promotion of Sports Education
- ₹11 crore for State’s support to Khelo India
S. Planning & Convergence
- ₹441 crore is provided for MLALAD Fund to accelerate the pace of development and to ensure creation of further value-added assets in each constituency
- ₹150 crore is provided under the Special Problem Fund (SPF) Scheme for taking up projects of special nature in the State
- To further the development process in western Odisha, ₹180 crore is provided for WODC.
- An outlay of ₹250 crore is proposed under Biju KBK Plan to improve infrastructure in the KBK districts, mainly in respect of Bijli, Sadak, and Pani
- ₹50 crore is proposed under the SETU scheme for the development of Swabhiman Anchal
T. Odia Language, Culture and Heritage
- ₹132 crore is provided for the promotion of Odia Language, Culture, and Heritage, which includes ₹46 crore for Mukhyamantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana and ₹15 crore for preservation, conservation, and protection of monuments and sites which reflect the rich cultural heritage of our State. Further ₹56 crore has been earmarked for Directorate of Culture.
U. Disaster Management
- ₹3210 crore is provided for Disaster Management including ₹2246 crore under State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and ₹964 crore under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)