ABADHA yojana to develop Puri as heritage and cultural city

To develop Puri into a world class heritage city, the Odisha government announced a new yojana called ABADHA (Augmentation of Basic Amenities & Development of Heritage & Architecture). It would be rolled out with an initial sum of Rs 100 crore in 2017-18.

Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat on Monday presented a Rs 1,06,911 crore budget for 2017-18 with focus on agriculture, social and health sectors. The budget allocation is an increase of nearly 12,000 crore against the last financial year’s Rs 94,052 crore.

The total outlay for Agriculture sector is pegged at 14,930 crores, while Rs 100 crore proposed under a new scheme for development of Puri as a heritage site. Similarly Rs 18,404 crore allocation made for skill development training.

Rs 160 crore proposed for devlopment of rail projects including Khurda-Bolangir link, Nabarangpur-Jeypore-Malkangiri link & modernisation of Bhubaneswar station.

The finance minister said going by the trends in the external and domestic economic environment, the state’s economy can be expected to grow in the range of 8 per cent to 8.5 per cent during 2017-18.

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