The aspirations of the people in Odisha are reflected in the budget, says Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Friday that the aspirations of the people of Odisha were reflected in the annual budget presented today in the Assembly.
The CM said two of the key manifesto promises – the expansion of KALIA and the inclusion of all eligible farmers, landless and tenants, as well as the provision of health insurance benefits for women up to Rs 10 lakh – were met in the budget.
“Our KALIA program continues with an expansion to 75 lakh farmers. Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, women receive annual medical care of up to Rs 10 lakh, the highest in the country, “said Patnaik.
“I am pleased to note that funding has been provided for the University of Odia and for the restoration work on the FANI cyclone,” said the CM.
“The JAGA mission has been awarded Rs 100 crore to strengthen the slum dwellers and Rs 130 crore for Mission Shakti Ghar at Gram Panchayat level,” he added.
“Overall it’s a pro-farmer, pro-women, pro-poor, and growth-oriented budget,” he said.
The CM further stated that Odisha’s economy has grown faster than the national average over the past six years.
“I congratulate the Minister of Finance for presenting a progress budget with a strong focus on development to accelerate inclusive growth. I hope this budget will meet the expectations of the people in Odisha, “the CM added.

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