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Rs 9989.49 cr annual plan proposed for the year 2024-25: Himachal CM, ET Infra


SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh government has proposed Rs 9989.49 crore for the annual estimated budget plans for the year 2024-25. This was stated by Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu while presiding over the first session of MLA priority meeting with the MLAs from Una, Hamirpur and Sirmaur districts in Shimla on Monday.

He said that the state government is working with a motto to make Himachal self-reliant in the next four years and the most prosperous state in the country in ten years.

Sukhu asked the MLAs to come up with the priorities that were in line with the state government’s commitment to provide clean, transparent and accountable administration to the people of the state. He said that discussion during these meetings would pave the way to further accelerate the development process.

He said that MLA priorities in general were financed through the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund under NABARD. For the year 2023-24, Rs 918.81 crore was sanctioned by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) besides 62 works of Public Works Department and 93 works of Jal Shakti Department have been sanctioned. He also directed the officials of the Public Works and Jal Shakti departments to fully utilize NABARD’s budget outlay for the year 2024-25 and submit reimbursement claims in the NABARD office before March 15, 2024.

He said that his government is committed for equitable development of all areas and every section of society. In order to achieve this, the government has adopted the manifesto of the Congress party as a Policy Document. He said that all the ministers, Congress MLAs and departments are working tirelessly for the effective implementation of the ‘Policy Document’.

He said that numerous steps have been taken to make Himachal a Green Energy State in the next two years and the government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding of Rs 2,000 crore with the World Bank. As per the MoU, works would be carried out under the Hydroelectric and Renewable Energy Development Programme for the next five years.

The chief minister directed the administrative secretaries, heads of the departments not to show any laxity in resolving the problems, complaints raised by the MLAs and to give due priority to their valuable suggestions. He further directed the officials to ensure timely clearance of formalities regarding the FCA, the FRA cases and the Gift Deed etc in order to avoid or reduce any delay in preparation of the detailed project reports of the schemes given by the MLAs. He also directed the concerned departments and the Deputy Commissioner to review the works on MLA priorities every month, the report of which would be sent to the government.

  • Published On Jan 30, 2024 at 12:06 PM IST

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