Govt seeks Rs 8.24L cr from Centre’s tax kitty

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Wednesday sought Rs 8.24 lakh crore from the 15th Finance Commission towards the state’s share in central taxes and duties for the period of 2020-25. Naveen, during the meeting, justified the state’s demand for special package to deal with disaster management saying Odisha faces natural calamities every alternate year. But Odisha has done a commendable job in terms of disaster management and earned global recognition. “Disaster continues to be a challenge for the state. “The special package will be utilized for our initiatives to build more cyclone shelters and improve the disaster warning systems,” the chief minister said.At present, the state has 879 multi-purpose cyclone shelters while the government recently commissioned early warning dissemination systems by setting up 122 warning towers, sources said.

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