Bhubaneswar:28/11/20 The supplementary budget relating to Panchayati Raj department worth Rs 2252.84 crore was passed in the Odisha Assembly today.
In his reply to the debate on the budgetary grant of demand relating to the department, Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena told the Assembly that provision has been made in the budget for construction of 6.89 lakh pucca houses at a cost of Rs 3,962 core during the current year. So far 2.15 lakh houses have been completed.
A proposal of another Rs 1514 crore has been made by the Central government to fulfill the target.
Similarly, the state government has spent Rs 1198.02 crore (around 80% of the budget) under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) 2020-21. A supplementary budget of 700 crore has been proposed due to an increase of labour estimate from Rs 14.50 cr to 20 crore for the districts abundant in migrant laborers.
The state government has provided a supplementary budget of Rs 8.91 crore for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission for the finance year. Also, the government has made a provision of Rs 18.40 crore for Balangir and Puri district under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash, he said.