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Odisha Assembly Session Ends Ahead Of Five Days

03 August 2019


Bhubaneswar: The Budget Session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned sine die on Saturday. While the session was scheduled to end on August 8, Speaker Surya Narayan Patro adjourned the session sine die five days ahead of the schedule.

The second phase of the Budget Session of Odisha Assembly had commenced on July 12 in which Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari presented First Special Supplementary Statement of Expenditure to a tune of Rs 1443.1244 crore to recoup the advance taken by the State Government from the Odisha Contingency Fund (OCF).

Further on July 31, he presented the Odisha Appropriation Bill 2019 in which Pujari said that the Government has stressed on agriculture, workers, SC and ST, women, children, youth, senior citizens' empowerment. Besides, the focus of the Government is on farmers' welfare, poverty allevation, food security and skill development.

Here are the highlights of the Appropriation Bill 2019-20:

KALIA Scheme: Rs 5,611 crore

Education and Skill Development: Rs 19,492 crore

Drinking Water and Sanitation: Rs 5,000 crore

SC and ST Development: Rs 23,760 crore

Energy: Rs 2,251 crore

Women Empowerment - MAMATA Scheme: Rs 305 crore