HP plan size up by 10.51%, pegged at Rs 6,300 crore

Shimla: With an increase of 10.51% the state plan size for fiscal 2018-19 has been proposed at Rs 6,300 crore in Himachal Pradesh, which is Rs 600 crore more than last year. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said this while presiding over the priorities meeting of MLAs from Solan, Sirmaur and Shimla districts on February 12.
He said there was need of quality improvement in education by creating more opportunities of employment and self employment. He said there was need for organic natural farming so that farmers and horticulturists could be benefited by the schemes.
He also said MLAs could forward their recommendations for getting works up to Rs 90 crore done by the PWD and IPH department, the ceiling of which was Rs 80 crore earlier. Jai Ram said the Union government had sanctioned Rs 1,351 crore for setting up of AIIMS at Kothipura in Bilaspur district while a PGI satellite centre at Una has also been sanctioned at a cost of around Rs 450 crore.
The CM said the process of hiring consultancy services for preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs) of 69 national highways as sanctioned by the Union ministry of road surface transport would be completed by March 31. He also directed all departments to take suitable steps to ensure implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. He also directed all departments to get the works of MLAs done on priority and get most of them sanctioned under ongoing centrally sponsored schemes and invited further suggestions from MLAs.

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