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Odisha Budget 2021: Sectoral highlights

22/02/2021 at 6:33 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 22: Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari today presented Annual Budget for 2021-22 in the Odisha Legislative Assembly with an outlay of ₹1,70,000crore, which is about 26% more than the 2020-21 revised estimate.

Like previous years, this year also the Budget was presented in two parts – “Agriculture Budget” and “General Budget”.

Here is the list of Department-wise allocation:

A. Health Sector:

  • A total sum of ₹9,164 crore is allocated for public health care with an
  • increase of about 19% over previous year
  • ₹1,353 crore provided under the scheme BijuSwasthyaKalyanYojana
  • Provision of ₹1,572 crore made under MukhyamantriSwasthyaSeva
  • Mission for building health infrastructure and services
  • ₹1,755 crore provided for National Health Mission
  • ₹370 crore proposed for maintaining quality of sanitation, laundry, security, gardening & lift services in public health facilities under Nirmal Scheme  
  • ₹3500 crore is proposed to Convert SCB Medical College into “AIIMS Plusv Institute” to provide world-class healthcare facilities over next three years and ₹ 500 crore has been allocated for 2021-22.
  •  ₹600 croreunder NIRAMAYA for free medicine, ₹229 crore under NIDANv for free diagnostics, and ₹162 crore under Odisha State Treatment Fund  
  • ₹117 crore to upgrade health care facilities with better equipment at majorv health institutions and District headquarter hospitals  
  • ₹63 croreunder Public Health Response Fund for the management ofv COVID-19 and emergency healthcare facilities
  •   ₹40 crore for a new scheme Free Treatment for Trauma Fund (FTTF) forv providing emergency health care and trauma care facilities to the victims of road traffic accidents

B. WASH Initiatives: Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene  A massive investment of

  • ₹12,000 crore for piped drinking water whichv includes ₹2,419 crore under BASUDHA, ₹6,300 crore under Jal Jeevan Mission and ₹560 crore towardsoperation and maintenance of water supply systems  
  • Off-budget resources like OMBADC (₹2,150 crore) and DMF (₹665crore)v are employed in convergence mode for piped water supply in 8 mineral bearing districts.
  • ₹395 croreis proposed under Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvementv Project, ₹160 crore under Urban Sewerage, ₹190 crore under Urban Sanitation, and ₹215 crore under the Swachha Bharat Scheme to keep our cities clean
  • Individual Household Latrine(IHHL) being provided to make every villagev and habitation Open Defecation Free (ODF) certified. ₹200 crore is provided for the rural component of the Swachh Bharat Mission
  • ₹30 crore is provided to expand the coverage of beneficiaries under thev Menstrual Hygiene Scheme KHUSHI-Distribution of sanitary napkins

C. Agriculture& Allied Sector Activities  

  • Allocation of ₹17,469 crore to Agriculture and allied activities
  • An outlay of ₹1,800 crore under the scheme Krushak Assistance forv Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA)  
  • ₹819 crore provided towards Interest Subvention on crop loans to Cooperative as well as Commercial Banks
  • ₹148 crore provided as Infrastructure Grants to OUAT for promotingv agriculture education, research and infrastructure  
  • ₹120 crore for National Horticulture Mission
  • Revolving fund of ₹100 crore each for seeds and fertilizers has been proposed to ensure advance availability of quality seeds and fertilizers for the farmers during the cropping seasons
  • ₹454 crore is proposed towards subsidy for capital investment forv establishment of Commercial Agri-enterprises and for popularization of agricultural implements, equipment and diesel pump sets  
  • An outlay of ₹60 croreprovisioned as Support to Farmers’ Producers Organisation  
  • ₹500croreallocated for Pradhan  Mantri Fasal BimaYojana (PMFBY)
  • ₹106 crorefor the Odisha Millet Missionv  Outlay of ₹1,415 crore for the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development sector
  • ₹137 crore proposed for the development of Brackish Water Aquaculture,v Marine Fisheries, Intensive Aquaculture, and Inland Fisheries.
  • ₹70crore under the flagship Machha Chasa Pain Nua Pokhari KholaYojana
  • ₹161 crore for Blue Revolution for integrated development & management of fisheries
  • ₹102 crore under the scheme Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikash Yojana
  • ₹100croreforUp-gradation of Livestock Health Care service

D. Irrigation

  • An outlay of ₹2,258 crore for incomplete AIBP Projects implemented through Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
  • ₹795crore for construction of In-stream Storage Structures (ISS) in all major rivers of the State.  ₹454 crore proposed under state funded Water Sector Infrastructure Development Programme (WSIDP) for on-going and new projects
  • An outlay of ₹710 crore for flood control and drainage work  ₹860 crore for Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme
  • ₹180 croreunder RIDF for Jalanidhi scheme to create additional irrigationv potential  A sum of ₹389 crore proposed for completion of 21,000 Deep Bore Wells
  • ₹400 crore under Biju Krushak VikasYojana for installation of 1500 community lift irrigation projects  ₹164 croreallocated for revival of 1000 defunct lift irrigation points
  • ₹101crore is being proposed under Canal Lining and System Rehabilitation Programme (CLSRP)  ₹77croreproposed under Nabakrushna Choudhury  Secha UnnayanaYojana

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