Bhubaneswar: The Odisha finance minister, Niranjan Pujhari, Wednesday blamed both the UPA and NDA government at the Centre for lower transfer of funds to the state.

The FM, while replying to the discussion over the appropriation bills for the year 2019-20m, said that the state has received less amount from the divisible pool during the UPA and NDA governments. During the UPA-II, the State has received Rs 3,422 crore less as compared to the 13th Finance Commission’s recommendation of 78,975 crore for the period 2010-11 to 2014-15. The State was given Rs 75,553 crore during that period.

Similarly, during the NDA, the State is going to receive over Rs 27,989 crore less as compared to the 14th FC recommendation of Rs 1,84,070 crore during the period 2015-16 to 2019-20. The minister said that between 2015-16 and 2018-19, the State has received Rs 1,18,521 crore as against the recommended Rs 1, 35,821 crore. For the year 2019-20, the Centre has estimated Rs 37,560 crore devolution to the State, he added.

The FM said that the State is going to receive less amount during NDA government compared to UPA government so far as the recommendation of the FCs concerned.