Odisha seeks Rs 740 crore for Nabakalebara in Union Budget

Bhubaneswar, Dec 27: Odisha government has sought Rs 740 crore central assistance for Nabakalebara, scheduled in June next year, and early release of the post-Phailin and Hudhud assistance, which is pending.

State finance minister Pradip Amat place the demand at a pre-budget meeting presided over by Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday.

He requested to make a provision Rs 740 crore Central assistance in the Union budget for the Nabakalebara. He also urged to approve the release the pending amount of Rs 777 crore for post-cyclone Hudhud and Rs 399 crore for post-Phailin.

He also requested to provide the compensation amount to the state towards the loss of Central Sales Tax (CST).

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