Bhubaneswar, Feb. 23 -- Odisha finance minister Niranjan Pujari on Monday presented the state budget for 2021-22 with an outlay of Rs.1,70,000 crore, about 26 per cent higher than the previous year, with a focus on agriculture, healthcare and heritage even as Covid-19 affected its revenue receipts.

The budget projects a revenue surplus of 2,336 crore, almost one-fourth of the revenue surplus that it had in 2020-21 FY while the fiscal deficit was below the FRBM limit of 3.5 per cent of the gross state domestic product (GSDP).

"The outlay is proposed to be financed mainly through revenue receipts of Rs.1,25,600 crore and gross borrowing and other receipts amounting to Rs.44,400 crore. Total revenue receipts for the year 2021-22 include st...