Odishatv Bureau 6:29 pm, February 22, 2021
Odisha Budget 2021
Pro-People, Pro-Growth & Transformative Budget: Odisha CM Naveen
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik termed the annual State budget 2021 presented by Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari as a pro-people, pro-growth and transformative budget.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “#OdishaBudget2021 is a pro-people, pro-growth and transformative budget in our journey towards “New Odisha – Empowered Odisha.”
From that scenario to present a holistic, fiscally prudent budget of ₹1.76 lakh crore is nothing short of brilliant. Congratulations to everyone involved, tweets #Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik#OdishaBudget2021
— OTV (@otvnews) February 22, 2021
Despite the severe impact of COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha’s own revenue is estimated to register a robust growth of about 10 % during 2020-21, though there is a decline in the central transfer, said Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari in his budget speech.
Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said Rs 969 crore has been earmarked under the food security scheme for supplying 5 kg rice and 1 kg dal to beneficiaries every month.
Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari tabled the annual State Budget for the 2021-22 financial year in the State Assembly. An outlay of Rs 1800 Crore has been made for KALIA scheme.
It seems the hon’ble members of Odisha State Assembly are very happy to oblige to the British tradition of presenting the budget at 5 pm in the evening.