State proposes Rs 7,100 Cr plan size for FY 2019-20

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By Accommodation Times Bureau


The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur on Friday during a meeting with various MLAs of Shimla, Solan, and Sirmaur said the state plan size is proposed Rs 7,100 crore for the financial year 2019-20.

The Chief Minister announced an increase for implementing works of MLA priorities under NABARD through Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). He said that projects worth Rs 544.21 crore have been cleared by the NABARD which are recommended under MLAs priorities during the year 2018-19.

Thakur said that state government has succeeded in getting Rs 9,689 crore six major external aided projects from Central Government under tourism development, horticulture development, mushroom development, augmentation of drinking water, water protection and rainwater conservation and forest management during last one year which would go a long way in ameliorating the income of the farmers, horticulturists and providing employment to the youth

Jai Ram Thakur said that State Government has launched ‘Jan Manch’ to redress the grievances of the people nearer to their homes. This is helping in saving their time and money besides avoiding unnecessary harassment for getting their problems solved.

The Chief Minister said that progress of development schemes of different departments was being reviewed and monitored online so that projects could be completed within a stipulated period of time besides maintaining the quality of works. He said that to bring transparency in the administration, citizen-centric services were being provided online to the seekers.

Chief Whip Narender Bragta said that Kuppar in Jubbal should be developed as a skiing destination, besides developing Giri Ganga as a tourist destination. He said that Hatkoti also can be developed as a major religious and water sports destination.

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