Revenue Collections Up By 23%
Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered an upward trend in both budget expenditure as well as revenue collections during the April-November period of fiscal 2017-18.
The state principal secretary finance, Tuhin Kanta Pandey told an all secretaries meeting convened by the chief secretary AP Padhi on Wednesday, said that there was an overall increase of around 16% growth in total budget utilisation during the April-November period as compared to the corresponding period the last fiscal. Total expenditure up to November , 2017 has been around Rs28,384 crore against Rs 24,366 crore spent up to November, 2016, said Pandey.
The expenditure in agriculture and allied sector up to November, 2017 has been around Rs6,619 crore .
Budget utilization in social sector has been to the tune of Rs13,451 cr up to November of current year against total spending of Rs10,701 during the same period of last financial year thereby showing an increase of around 26% . The programmes under this sector are principally administered through the departments of school & mass education, scheduled tribe & schedule caste development, health & family welfare, labour & ESI, panchayati raj, women & child development, higher education, skill development & technical education and social security and empowerment of persons with disability. Similarly, the budget utilization in infrastructure building undertaken through the departments of works, housing & urban development, rural development and energy up to November has been to the tune of Rs6,579 crore. up to Nov, 2017 with a growth of around 7% over the last year.
The total revenue augmentation till Nov, 2017 also increased by around 23%. The Total revenue collection up to November, 2016 was around Rs 18,027 crore which increased to around Rs22,195 crore by November, 2017. Own tax revenue grew by around 30% with total collection of around Rs 17,726 crore and the non-tax revenue grew by around 2% with total collection of Rs 4,469 crore.
The chief secretary directed all departments to expedite and ensure 100% ground level implementation of the cabinet decisions and suggestions received from collector’s workshop.
Development commissioner R.Balakrishnan suggested the data base of the beneficiaries be used in tracking real delivery of services and measuring the scale of inclusion. It was decided to develop a digital platform for 360 degree view of the beneficiaries linking it with either adhara or tin number of socio-economic and caste census.
Agricultural production commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal, additional chief secretary forest & environment Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, additional chief secretary higher education G.V.V. Sharma, additional chief secretary home Asit Kumar Tripathy, and additional chief secretary MSMEs Dr Laxmi Narayan Gupta participated in discussions.