The Budget includes administrative expenditure of Rs 74,271 crore. Out of the administrative expenditure, Rs 29,248 crore will be paid as salaries to Governemnt employees in the fiscal.
While 1,63,967 crore will be availed from revenue sources, the rest 36,033 crore will be sourced from loans and other fronts.
Presenting the Budget in the afternoon, Pujari claimed that the State is advancing in the path of development, with a special focus on agriculture and farmer’s development. The Government has targeted to irrigate 2.60 hectares of land in the current fiscal, he said.
Pujari said women have become part of decision making process in the State now.
In 2022-23, the Government has targeted to complete all large and medium irrigation projects. As many as 12,500 deep bore-wells will be dug in the current year. Pond digging, fishing and fish selling will be encouraged with incentives in the year, he said.
The Government has made a provision of Rs 1,874 crore under "KALIA" scheme to provide aids to farmers in the year.
The Finance Minister said veterinary services will be strengthened in the coming year.
The main full Budget included special Agriculture Budget of Rs 21,116 crore, he said. For Forest Department, a layout of Rs 2,217 has been allocated in the Budget.
The Minister mentioned that Rs 441 crore has been allocated under MLA Local Area Development head and Rs 3,035 crore for the Planning and Convergence Department. Rs 3,643 crore has been provisioned for development in the mining-affected areas, he said.
The Minister said Rs 911 crore has been set aside for development in sports sector and 3,210 crore for Disaster Management.
The Government has allocated Rs 180 crore for utilization by the Western Odisha Development Council.
Pujari said Rs 1,023 crore has been allocated for food security proposes and Rs 2,664 crore for Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
Fore road and infrstructural development, whopping amount of Rs 14,454 crore has been kept aside, while Rs 590 crore allocated for toursim development, he said.
The Minister claimed the Budget size has been increased by 17 times in the last 22 years during the Naveen Patnaik Government.