Bhubaneswar: In order to facilitate implementation of several public welfare schemes introduced recently by the state government, the Odisha Council of Ministers today approved an additional budget provision of Rs 9829 crore for 2017-18.
The decision was taken in a meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here.
Talking to the media, Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera said that the first supplementary statement of expenditure for 2017-18 fiscal would be placed in the assembly on November 30 during the upcoming Winter Session and the on December 12 the Appropriation Bill would be tabled in the House.
“The additional fund would be spent on various schemes with an emphasis on road and infrastructure projects,” the Finance Minister added.
The Winter Session of the Assembly has been scheduled to begin on November 28 and would continue till December 30.