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Odisha government presents Rs 80,139 cr budget, plans to hike liquor, petrol, diesel tax

Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat presenting the budget in the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also seen. (Photo: PTI) Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat presenting the budget in the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also seen. (Photo: PTI)
Press Trust of India | Bhubaneswar | Posted: June 17, 2014 10:08 pm

said.

Provision of Rs 3167.87 crore has been made for Home Department, which is significantly higher than previous year’s provision of Rs 2713.32 crore, he said adding Rs 119.60 crore is provided under the national scheme for modernisation of police and other forces.

Adequate focus is given for making the Nabakalebar of Lord Jagannath in 2015, the minister said adding Rs 71.70 crore has been provided for improvement of roads for the festival, while Rs 73.70 crore is provided for construction and renovation of bus stand at Malatipatpur.

In order to provide safe, reliable and quality power to Puri and neighbouring places of tourist and religious importance, Energy department has taken up projects costing over Rs 300 crore, Amat said adding provision of Rs 130.95 crore is made for the purpose in the budget.

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