The total budget of the State for 2020-21 is Rs. 49 thousand and 131 crore. During 2020-21, total revenue receipts are estimated at Rs. 38 thousand and 439 crore whereas total revenue expenditure is estimated to be Rs. 39 thousand and 123 crore. Thus total revenue deficit is estimated at Rs. 684 crore. Fiscal deficit is estimated to be Rs. 7 thousand and 272 crore which is 4 percent of the Gross State Domestic Product.
Highlights of the budget:-
The State will celebrate Himachal Pradesh Swaran Jayanti in 2020-21
189 Jan Manch programmes have been held in which 47 thousand 848 complaints and demands were received, 43 thousand 548 complaints were settled to the satisfaction of the complainants by the end of February, 2020. The growth rate of State’s economy is expected to be 5.6 percent during 2019-20
Aspirational Development Block Programme will be started for backward areas.Districts obtaining First, Second and Third ranks in District Good Governance Index will be awarded. Rs. 7 thousand 900 crore proposed for the Annual Plan 2020-21. Under MLA priorities, per Constituency limit for posing DPR’s increased to Rs.120 crore.Under Vidhayak Kshetra Vikas Nidhi Yojana, the allocation increased to Rs.1.75 crore and Discretionary Grant of Hon’ble MLAs increased to Rs.10 lakh.MLAs and Government Gazetted Class I & II Officers and other better off sections to surrender food subsidy under PDS voluntarily. Under Grihani Suvidha Yojana LPG connection will be provided to new families which are eligible for the facility
The State will celebrate Himachal Pradesh Swaran Jayanti in 2020-21
189 Jan Manch programmes have been held in which 47 thousand 848 complaints and demands were received, 43 thousand 548 complaints were settled to the satisfaction of the complainants by the end of February, 2020.
Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp have also gained popularity. 37 thousand 990 complaints have been resolved till February, 2020
The growth rate of State’s economy is expected to be 5.6 percent during 2019-20
Aspirational Development Block Programme will be started for backward areas.
Districts obtaining First, Second and Third ranks in District Good Governance Index will be awarded.
Rs. 7 thousand 900 crore proposed for the Annual Plan 2020-21
Under MLA priorities, per Constituency limit for posing DPR’s increased to Rs.120 crore.
Under Vidhayak Kshetra Vikas Nidhi Yojana, the allocation increased to Rs.1.75 crore and Discretionary Grant of Hon’ble MLAs increased to Rs.10 lakh.
MLAs and Government Gazetted Class I & II Officers and other better off sections to surrender food subsidy under PDS voluntarily.
Under Grihani Suvidha Yojana LPG connection will be provided to new families which are eligible for the facility.
Krishi Kosh” of Rs. 20 crore created to support FPOs.
Krishi se Sampannta” ¼KSY½ Yojana started to promote Heeng & Saffron cultivation.
20 thousand hectare land to be brought under natural farming during 2020-21.
Nadaun Medium Irrigation Project will be commissioned.
111 Minor Irrigation Schemes with a cost of Rs.338 crore to be completed and 4 new schemes with a cost of Rs.87 crore approved by Government of India under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna.
Command area of already commissioned irrigation schemes will be developed under CAD.
New Scheme “Krishi Utpaad Sarankshan (Hailnet) Yojana (KUSHY)” to be started to provide 50% assistance for Steel or Bamboo structure for supporting anti hail net.
Madhu Utpadan Evam Prasanskaran Yojana (MUPY) for value addition to Bee keeping activities started.
New scheme ‘Mehak’ to plant and process aromatic plants started.
Free insemination to be started in 3,300 villages in 11 districts.
Health of Jersey female calves to be followed up under a new programme in Kangra district.
One Cow Sanctuary and one large Cow Sadan will be established in the non-tribal districts.
Subsidy on the breeding rams to be given to beneficiaries of all categories.
New scheme “Him Kukkut Palan Yojana (HIMKUPY)” to be started to encourage poultry farming.
“Mobile Pashu Chikitsa Sewa (MOVES)” will be started on pilot basis to provide veterinary services at the doorstep of the farmers.
Procurement price of milk increased by Rs.2 per litre.
New scheme ‘Parvat Dhara’ to re-juvinate water sources and recharge aquafers started. Forest department to implement this scheme in forest areas.
2,000 Lok Mitra Kendras will be established.
New scheme ‘Unnati’ to skill MNREGA workers and another scheme ‘Panchwati’ to construct paths and garden in rural areas started.
500 Panchayats of the State will be made Solid Waste free.
Rs.5 lakh award to each Panchayat which is free from consumption of tobacco.
Plantation to be done on 12,000 hectare land.
50,000 Chandan saplings will be propagated by Forest Department.
The budget has outlined a specific road map for quality in education. “Swaran Jayanti Gyanodaya Cluster Sreshtha Vidyalaya Yojana (Gyanodaya)” started for Elementary Education.
New Scheme “Swaran Jayanti Utkrisht Vidyalaya Yojana (Utkrisht)” under which facilities would be improved in 68 schools of Higher Education department
9 Colleges as ‘Utkrisht’ colleges would be developed with improved facilities.
Math labs to be established in 50 schools.
B.Voc would be started in 6 more colleges.
A new “Swaran Jayanti Super 100” scheme will be started to encourage meritorious youth for admission to professional courses.
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Cluster University to be developed as an Affiliating University.
Teachers’ vacancies in schools to be filled on priority.
New Batallions/Companies to be created to increase student enrolment in NCC.
Financial help of Rs.1500 per month to be given to MDR TB patients.
“Mobile Health Centres” to be established for providing range of health care services for remote areas.
Under 108 Ambulance Service Scheme, 100 new ambulances will be purchased.
A new scheme “Samman” for destitute will cover their treatment in hospitals.
Budget allocation of Rs.100 crore for free medicines will be made.
Free Ayurvedic medicines to old people above the age of 60 years will be provided.
Budget of Rs.100 crore for Smart Cities project will be provided.
Awards to Nagar Parishads and Nagar Panchayats for sanitation.
Grants for Urban Local Bodies increased from Rs.61.74 crore to Rs. 207 crore. The Cantonment areas of the State will also get these grants first time.
Under ‘Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana’ widows will be eligible for 35 percent subsidy.
During 2020-21 Hydro Electric Projects of 515 MW capacity will be commissioned and new projects of 394 MW capacity will be started.
The unemployed youth of HP will be a provided of subsidy of Rs.2,000 per KW for executing solar projects of 250 to 500 KW capacities.
1,000 households in Pangi Valley to get 250 Watt Solar off-grid solar panels each.
Voltage problem to be resolved in rural areas of the State.
A Crafts and Tourism Mela on the pattern of Surajkund International Fair will be held in the State. Institute of Hotel Management in Dharamshala and Food Craft Institute in Sundernagar to be established. Pre-World Cup of Indian National Open Paragliding Championship in Bir Billing and Asian Rafting Championship on river Beas to be organized.
Bal Poshahaar Top-up Yojana” will
supplement existing food in Anganwaris to reduce malnutrition.
An awareness programme “Woh Din” to start for awareness of Menstrual Hygiene.
5 Integrated Rehabilitation Centres of Addicts (IRCA) will be established with the assistance of GoI.
50 thousand additional persons to get benefit of Social Security Pension. Pension of Widows and Divyangjan will be increased to Rs.1,000/- from present Rs.850 PM.
One Time Settlement scheme will be brought for the beneficiaries of Himachal Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Corporation.
Honorarium of Anganwari Workers, Mini Anganwari Workers, Anganwari Sahayika, Silai Teachers, Mid Day Meal Workers, Water Guards, Para Fitters, Para Pump Operators, Panchayat Chowkidar etc. will be increased.
Honorarium of IT Teachers in Education Department increased by 10 percent.
War Jagir assistance increased.
10 new dedicated Mining Check Posts to be established to check illegal mining.
courtesy: CMO Himachal Pradesh