Government departments in Odisha have logged combined expenditure of 42.23 per cent in the April-October period of 2012-13.
Out of a total Plan and non-Plan provision of Rs 52,755.15 crore for this fiscal, actual spending is Rs 22,277.75 crore till October-end. Plan expenditure at Rs 7,567.15 crore is 42.67 per cent of the overall Plan provision of Rs 17,684.35 crore.
Similarly, Non-Plan expenditure at Rs 14,710.59 crore is an achievement of 41.95 per cent of the provision of Rs 35,070.80 crore.
The departments which have recorded more than 50 per cent spending in April-October period are labour & employment (64.57 per cent), sports & youth affairs (57.82 per cent), planning & coordination (71.44 per cent), public grievances & public administration (54.66 per cent), agriculture (52.92 per cent), information & public relations (51.18 per cent), tourism & culture (59.99 per cent), cooperation (66.49 per cent) and women & child development (58.03 per cent).
On the contrary, general administration (28.71 per cent), Odisha legislative assembly (29.36 per cent), food supplies & consumer welfare (17.77 per cent), information technology (0.53 per cent) and employment, technical education & training (27.56 per cent) were lacklustre in spending the allocated funds.
Plan and Non-Plan spending stood at 82.92 per cent of the overall provision in 2011-12. Of the total Plan and Non-Plan provision of Rs 50,772.37 crore for the previous fiscal, 38 departments had clocked expenditure totaling to Rs 42,098.74 crore with 13 departments recording spending level beyond 90 per cent of the allocated funds.