They both termed the budget as disheartening while claiming that it has been prepared, keeping the vote bank in view.
With the opposition including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress ready with several issues to corner the State government, the session is going to be stormy and the new team of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik may have a tough month ahead.
In budget for 2022-23 financial year, the government has given importance to schemes and yojanas that are aimed at providing direct benefit to beneficiaries.
Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said, "I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat ka Budget'. As India celebrates 75 years of Independence with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are entering Amrit Kaal and this budget presents a blueprint for India at 100."
As the countdown has already begun for the presentation of the Budget, 2022 on February 1, people have started speculating over what the government is going to offer them this time.
Bhubaneswar: The Legislative Assembly passed the Additional Rs 12790 crore-Odisha Appropriation Bill, 2018, on Monday whose value is estimated to be nearly 10.6 per cent of the total budget. Odisha Finance minister Shashi Bhusan Behera informed that the amount will be used by the State government for its 1-rupee rice scheme, scholarships for Scheduled Caste […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Government today presented the last annual budget before the 2019 general elections and with a proposed total outlay of Rs 1,20,028 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal. Presenting the budget in State Assembly today, Finance minister Sashi Bhusan Behera said the size of the budget is about 12.3 percent more than the annual […]
Bhubaneswar: As the ruling party will present its last budget ahead of the 2019 general elections, all eyes are set on the possible framework of the budget. As per observers, the budget, which is expected to be around Rs 1.20 lakh crore, will focus on education, health, road communication, drinking water and rural infrastructure development. […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has allocated Rs 5, 252 crore in the Union Budget -2018 for development of railway infrastructure in Odisha. It was known after the Ministry of Railways tabled the demand for grants for expenditure in the Lok Sabha today. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had demanded Rs 6,500 crore this year for railways […]
Washington: The US government began shutting down on Saturday, putting thousands of workers on unpaid leave, after the Senate failed to pass a stopgap budget. The shutdown marked the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, media reports said. It is the first shutdown in US history to happen while the same party controls both chambers […]
Bhubaneswar: The State government is expected to present a bigger budget for 2018-19 with emphasis on agriculture, social security and infrastructure development. Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today hinted at an increase in budget size after a meeting with financial experts and former Finance Ministers at State Secretariat. “A few people may criticise that the […]
Bhubaneswar: Finance department has come up with some supplementary instructions for formulation of revised estimates for 2017-18 and budget estimates for 2018-19 financial year. In a letter, Principal Secretary TK Pandey has directed all departments to submit the budget estimates to the Planning and Convergence department by December 5. Official sources said that the budget […]
Puri: The Sri Mandir Temple Managing Committee on Saturday approved Rs 290 crore budget for 2017-18 financial year. The meeting of the temple body presided over by Puri king Gajapati Dibyasingh Dev discussed about the sources of income and expenditure on various heads. The budget allocated Rs 23 crore for temple’s daily rituals, Rs 1.5 […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the Annual Budget for the financial year 2017-18 was scheduled to be presented in the State Assembly today, the house saw commotion with Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra demanding censure motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on poverty in Odisha. The discussions on the budget went well during the […]
Bhubaneswar: Given the fact that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has showed a relatively poor performance in the recently concluded panchayat polls in comparison with its 2012 tally, in a bid to retain the party’s image at grassroots level, Finance minister Pradip Amat in all likelihood will present a people-friendly budget on 27 February. […]