Bhubaneswar: Odisha Authorities has sought sufficient fund allocation for the State in Union Finances for 2021-22.
The State demanded Rs 72,000 crore for the event of Railway infrastructure in Odisha and sanctioning of recent railway traces.
Collaborating within the pre-budget session assembly with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari mentioned that sufficient funds provision also needs to be made for station modernisation, institution of rail-based industries and multi-modal logistics and parks in State.
Odisha authorities has additionally demanded Rs 5,600 crore to strengthen the telecom sector. The State’s calls for additionally embody opening of financial institution branches in each panchayat to boost monetary inclusion of rural individuals.
To develop the Nationwide Highways and guarantee piped consuming water to each family, the State Finance Minister has additionally sought adequate funds provision within the Union Finances.
The State additionally reiterated its demand to make 90: 10 as fund sharing sample beneath centrally sponsored schemes like North-Japanese and Himalayan States. At present Odisha shares 40% of funds in many of the centrally sponsored schemes.