KARNALI – Twenty-six per cent of budget of Karnali Province has been spent. Out of Rs 33.74 billion of total budget of Karnali province government of fiscal year 2020/21, 26.91 per cent budget (Rs 9.79 bilion) has been spent till June 13.
Out of 14.67 billion towards current budget, Rs 4.41 billion has been spent while out of Rs 19.06 billion towards capital budget, Rs 4.66 billion has been spent, said Chief of Province Financial Comptroller Office, Man Bahadur Bam.
The budget was spent more by 6.66 per cent in the till June 13 in the current fiscal year as compared to correspondent period of the previous fiscal year, added Bam. The budget expenditure of the province was only 20.25 per cent till mid-June of previous fiscal year. Of them, 29.84 per cent was current expenditure while 14.37 per cent was capital expenditure.
Ten billion rupees was spent in the last month of previous fiscal year. According to the Province Financial Comptroller Office, Surkhet, additional around Rs 11 billion might be spent in the last month of the current fiscal year.
Social Development Ministry has spent the highest per cent of its budget which is 35.38 per cent while Ministry of Economic Affairs and Planning has spent the lowest percent only 3.98 per cent of its budget.