Himachal Pradesh budget 2019: With new Power policy, promise for allover development of the state

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presented state Budget for the financial year 2019-2020. While addressing the assembly, CM Thakur said, “the Himachal Pradesh government will implement the 10% quota for economically weaker sections of the general category”.

CM Jai Ram Thakur announced, “He also announced that people who had been arrested under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) will receive an annual payment of Rs 11,000 as Varshik Loktantra Prahari Samman”.

Further, he added, power tariff for irrigation will be reduced to 50 paise per unit from 75 paise. Besides, the state government will provide a 50 % subsidy to farmers for installing solar fencing to save their crops from monkeys.

Highlights of Himachal Pradesh budget 2019-

New power policy to be developed to harness untapped hydropower potential of the state

PWD Development- 3291 cr

Eight externally aided projects executed in the state- 7739 cr

15 new Adarsh schools to be opened in the state. Virtual classroom to be opened in 20 remote schools of the state

5000 poly-houses will be set up for farmers under “New Mukhyamantri Nutan Poly hoyse Yojana”

Helpline to redress public grievances, CM and Ministers will speak to complaints

The announcement of 30000 new post

One helipad to be constructed in each assembly consistency of Himachal Pradesh

Three cities to be connected under heli taxi service under the UDAAN-2 scheme


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