Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadhai presented the first supplementary budget of Rs 4724.62 crore in the State Assembly on Monday.
The budget, sought Rs 2377.81 crore in non-planned sectors, Rs 1801.26 crore for planned sectors and Rs 418.52 crore for the implementation of Centrally-sponsored plan.
Ghadai said that despite limited resources the State Government was trying to meet people’s aspirations and hoped the supplementary budget would help in boosting economic growth in the State, by the implementation of various welfare programmes.
Ghadai informed that a provision of Rs 700 crores from the National Contingency Fund has been made for dealing with the drought and flood situations.
Mr Ghadhai said, funds have been allocated for the improvement of socio economic conditions of the poor, neglected, old, disabled, deprived, rural development, women, children, SC/ST and backward class and farmers.
Provision of funds for education, health, anti-naxal programmes, improvement in sanitation system, maintaining law and order has also been made, Mr. Ghadai added.