Bhubaneswar: 22/7/20: Odisha Government will borrow funds from Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) and Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC) to mobilize more funds during the ongoing battle against COVID-19.Worthwhile to mention that Odisha government has already spent nearly Rs 1912 crore on COVID management.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Wednesday said the Council of Ministers headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to borrow more from the CAMPA and OMBADC funds which have sufficient money. The State has already borrowed Rs 1,000 cr from these two funds, he informed.
Further, Tripathy said that the money of different departments has been remaining idle in banks. After the Finance department’s scrutiny the money will be mobilized to deal with the present situation, he added.