Nagaland ranks lowest in expenditure for prison inmates
Dimapur, Sep.9 (EMN): With the expenditure spent for jail inmates amounting to INR 57.5 crore out of the total sanctioned budget of INR 57.6, Nagaland ranked the lowest in the country during the year 2021-2022.
Among all the states and union territories on the total expenditure for jail inmates, Nagaland reported the lowest expenditure significantly less than the national average in the country with just 5.6%, followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 7.6% and Himachal Pradesh at 8% during the Financial Year 2021-22, a statistics report issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated on September 9.
The total budget for the financial year 2021-22 for all prisons in the country was INR 7619.2 crore. The sanctioned budget for the year 2021-22 has increased by 13.0% in comparison to the year 2020-21 (INR 6,740.6 crores), the report stated.
The actual expenditure was INR 6727.3 crore, which was 88.3% of total annual budget for FY 2021-22.
The allocated annual budget was the highest in Uttar Pradesh at INR 1,204.5 crores during 2021-22 among all the states and UTs, followed by Bihar at INR 797.3 crores and Karnataka at INR 467.3 crores.
Tripura has reported maximum increase of 162.0% in budget provision during 2021-22 over 2020-21, followed by Arunachal Pradesh at 107.6% and Karnataka at 46.1%.
Report stated that a total of INR 2106.86 crore was spent on inmates during FY 2021-22, which was almost 31.3% of total annual expenditure of all prisons for FY 2021-22.
Almost 54.3% (INR 1143.34 crore) of total expenses on inmates were spent on food followed by 5.0% (INR 106.23 Crore) on medical matters, 1.3% (INR 7.78 crore) on clothing, 1.0% (INR 20.50 crore) on welfare activities and 0.6% (INR 13.16 crore) on vocational/ educational trainings.
Haryana with 100% amounting to INR 350.3 crore has spent the highest share of expenditure on inmates followed by Andhra Pradesh at 96.8% amounting to INR 167.9 crore and Uttarakhand at 96.5% amounting to INR 4.2 crore during the Financial Year 2021-22.