Tag: Niranjan Pujari

Odisha sets Rs 45,500 crore revenue collection target

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Monday said it has set a target of collecting Rs 45,500 crore revenue in 2019-20 fiscal year. This was stated by Finance minister Niranjan Pujari while replying to a written question of ruling BJD member Prafulla Samal in the Assembly. Pujari said the tax revenue collection till June 2019 was Rs 6,943 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Not yet accepted Standing Committee's suggestion: Excise Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Monday said it has so far not accepted the recommendation of the standing committee of the Excise Department which had suggested opening of more IMFL shops and rewarding successful licensed traders. This was stated by Excise minister Niranjan Pujari while replying to a question of BJP member Mohan Majhi in the Assembly. […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
BJP MLA moves privilege motion against Odisha Excise Minister

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that Excise Minister Niranjan Pujari presented misleading statement in Odisha Assembly, Sambalpur BJP MLA Jayanarayan Mishra today moved a privileged motion against the minister in the House. On July 22, while replying to a query made by Opposition chief whip and Keonjhar BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in the House, Pujari said that no […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Centre not implementing FC recommendation on sanction of funds under SDRF: Pujari

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Monday said the state government has strongly protested the Centre’s act of “not implementing” the Finance Commission recommendation on sanction of funds under SDRF. Pujari said this in the Assembly while replying a question of BJD member Ashwini Kumar Patra. He said though the 14th Finance Commission had […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
No Proposal As Of Now to Make Odisha Liquor Free: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no such proposal to introduce a law for making the State liquor free, informed Excise Minister, Niranjan Pujari while replying to a starred question in the Assembly on Monday. Responding to BJP MLA Nityananda Gond, Pujari stated “As there is no ban on the sale of liquor in neighbouring States, it […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Independence Day 2019
'Record-breaking' I-Day Celebrations in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Marking the 73rd Independence Day in the grandest way, thousands of residents in Steel City Rourkela along with school students formed a human chain at the Ring Road to unfurl a 17-km-long National Flag. Working in collaboration with several voluntary organisations of the city, the organiser ‘Smile Forever’, is aiming to register the feat […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Will Reconsider Public Demands While Formulating New Excise Policy: Minister

Bhubaneswar: State Excise Minister Niranjan Pujari Friday assured the members of the Odisha Nisa Nibaran Mancha that the government would reconsider a bulk of their demands while formulating the new excise policy next year. It is pertinent to note that the excise department had earlier shot letters to Collectors of all districts to grant temporary […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 April 2021
The future of Odisha politics
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. […]

  • Monday, 05 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021