Tag: Niranjan Pujari

Odisha Budget 2021-22: A Social Hit But Flops in Job creation, Growth

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the mantra of higher spending in the Union Budget 2021-22, and when developed countries like the US and others in European Union have not hesitated in opening up their coffers after the pandemic shock, the Odisha Budget 2021-22 surprisingly decided to remain inside the ‘Laxman Rekha’ of FRBM Act. Though Finance Minister Niranjan […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Irrigation Outlay Down By Rs 175 Cr

Bhubaneswar: Unlike the last budget, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari has allocated Rs 175 crore less to the irrigation schemes in the State. Moreover, the irrigation budget carries an imprint of ‘Made for Western Odisha’. A detailed glance at the allocations reveal that outlays made under different irrigation schemes in this budget lacks a holistic approach. […]

Odisha Budget 2021-22: Agriculture Outlay down by 9% to Rs 17.4k Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Agriculture Budget tabled today in State Assembly delivered a big shocker when the farmer unrest is making headlines in the country. Despite the State Agriculture sector in the State having been contracted by a massive 6.54 per cent in the current financial year of 2020-21, the allocation for the year 2021-22 saw […]

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Odisha (The Ancient Kalinga) Loves British Tradition, Will Table Budget at 5 pm!

Bhubaneswar: 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. This is so when the Union Budget in Parliament is being tabled on the floor of the Lok Sabha at 11 am since the year 1999. […]

COVID19 Pandemic Pain: Odisha GSDP May Post Negative Growth!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State cabinet has finalised the contours of Odisha’s post-pandemic budget with a total expenditure plan of Rs 1.7 lakh crore, the state of finances as on January end indicates a deceleration of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the current financial year ending on March 31, 2021. Highly placed sources […]

Union Budget 2021: Here Is What Odisha Demands

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government has sought adequate fund allocation for the State in Union Budget for 2021-22. The State demanded Rs 72,000 crore for the development of Railway infrastructure in Odisha and sanctioning of new railway lines. Taking part in the pre-budget consultation meeting with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari said […]

Union Budget 2021-22: Odisha Seeks Rs 7,200 Cr For Railways & Lays Out Other Provisions, Check Details
Union Budget 2021-22: Odisha Seeks Rs 7,200 Cr For Railways & Lays Out Other Provisions, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari raised some issues concerning to the state in the pre-budget consultations with Finance Ministers of states chaired by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday. The Odisha government demanded Rs 7,200 crore in the railway sector and Rs 5,650 crore in the telecom sector in the forthcoming Union […]

Odisha Urges FM To Release Jagannath Temple Funds In Yes Bank

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari has requested Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to instruct the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow release of Rs 545 crore deposited by Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Yes Bank. “Various funds related to the temple i.e. Foundation Fund, Corpus Fund and Temple Fund are being managed […]

KALIA Truth: 5 lakh eligible farmers still out of loop, 51 lakh beneficiaries an inflated number!

Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying ‘God only knows himself’. With regard to Naveen-led BJD Government’s game-changer scheme KALIA, an acronym attributed to Lord Jagannath, this seems to be the case. A maze of numbers are thrown out. Budget 2020-21 gives one number, Agriculture department rolls out another. Amidst the lingering haze, the news tumbled out […]

Odisha Assembly Passes Supplementary Budget

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Monday passed the first supplementary budget of Rs 8,126.32 crore for the 2019-20 financial year after a debate. The supplementary budget was passed in the voice vote allowing the state government to spend Rs 8,126.32 crore from the consolidated fund. With the passage of the supplementary statement of expenditure in […]