Supplementary Budget Of Rs 8,126.32 Cr Passed In Odisha Assembly

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly passed the first supplementary budget of Rs 8,126.32 crore for the 2019-20 financial year after a debate on Monday.

The supplementary budget is aimed at fulfilling the requirement of funds for public welfare and developmental activities in the state, mainly through reallocation of available resources and receipt of tied-up resources from various sources, reports said.

The total budget size of the state for 2019-20 increased to Rs 1.47 lakh crore after the passage of the supplementary statement of expenditure in the House.

The supplementary provision was made in addition to the Rs 1.39 lakh crore budget for 2019-20 fiscal, which was presented in the assembly on June 28, said Finance minister Niranjan Pujari.

While Rs 267.23 crore has been allocated to meet administrative expenses, Rs 7,432.80 crore is for programme expenditure, Rs 6.52 crore aimed at disaster response fund and Rs 419.78 crore will be focused towards transfer from the state, Pujari said.

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