Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera on Thursday presented a Rs 56,921 crore vote-on-account for the first four months of 2019-20 fiscal year while tabling the Rs 1.32 lakh crore interim budget for the full year of 2019-20 in the Assembly.
Odisha has been able to achieve a better economic growth of 8 % which is way more than the national average of 7.1 %, Behera informed while presenting the budget.
While Rs 4,461 crore has been allocated for the recently launched KALIA scheme, Rs 2935 crore has been allocated for Rural Water Supply – BASUDHA Scheme. Rs 2120 crore has been allocated for Madhubabu Pension Yojana. Rs 800 crore and Rs 400 crore has been allocated for interest subvention for farmers on crop loans and for Ama Gaon Ama Bikash-PEETHA, respectively.
CM Naveen Patnaik has termed the Interim Budget as pro-farmer, poor, women, youth oriented.