Himachal Pradesh Budget 2020-21 [Key Highlights]

By | March 7, 2020

It has been proposed that 50 thousand more eligible people would be brought under the ambit of social security pension in the coming fiscal.

Social Security Pension of widows and disabled has been enhanced to rupees one thousand and then is a proposal to increase the honorarium of Aanganwadi workers, Mini Anganwadi workers, and Anganwadi assistants has been prepared.

The minimum wages of daily wagers would be enhanced to Rs. 275 from Rs. 250. 

10 thousand new beneficiaries would be covered under various housing schemes, out of which 5100 houses would be constructed for eligible persons belonging to schedule castes.

Chief Minister has announced to enhance the honorarium of Panchayat Silai Adhyapikas and Panchayat Chowkidars by Rs. 500, 10 percent increase in honorarium of outsource IT teachers, regularization of water carrier in five years instead of six years and increase of Rs. 500 per month in the state share of ASHA workers has also been proposed in the budget.

Creation of Rs. 20 crore Krishi Kosh has been proposed for strengthening of farmers produce organizations, benefiting thousands of farmers in the next three years.

It has also been proposed to bring 20 thousand hectare additional land under natural farming, which would result in reducing the investment by farmers and increasing their income.

Similarly, 50 percent subsidy would be provided to farmers and horticulturists for erecting permanent structures to support anti-hail nets.

Mammography facility would be provided in all district hospitals of the state, which would be helpful for detecting the breast cancer at initial stage and its treatment.

It has been announced to increase the financial assistance to Rs. 3000 per month from Rs. 2000 per month given to chronically ill patients under Sahara Yojna.

It has also been proposed to extend free diagnostic facility for 56 tests to all.

State Government has also proposed that senior citizens of 60 years and above age would be provided Ayurvedic medicines free of cost.

It has been proposed in the budget to provide piped drinking water supply to every household in the state by 2024.

H.P. has been ranked at the top in many sectors at the national level.

2020-21 to be celebrated as golden jubilee year of statehood as Himachal attained statehood in 1971.

Global Investors Meet at Dharamshala proved to be a major milestone in HP’s development. MOU’s worth Rs 96,000 crores signed and groundbreaking projects worth Rs 13,656 crores envisioned.

CM says the annual plan size for 2020-21 will be Rs 7,900 crores out of which Rs 711 crore will be under tribal sub-plan. He thanked the 15th Finance Commission for recommending Rs 19,309 crore annual grant.

CM announces Good Governance Project for districts with the top three performing to be rewarded Rs 50 lakh, Rs 35 lakh and Rs 25 lakh.

Enhancement of MLA Area Development Fund from Rs 1.50 crore to Rs 1.75 crore and a discretionary fund of MLA’s from Rs 8 to 10 lakh.

Emphasising the thrust on e-governance, CM says cabinet meetings will be paperless.

Scheme to enhance the income of farmers through the cultivation of saffron and Heeng in suitable areas and identification of cultivable land lying idle by a committee so that it can be given to Himachal residents to enhance the area under cultivation.

CM announces 50 per cent subsidy for raising steel and bamboo structures for anti-hail nets and makes Rs 50 crore budgetary outlay for it.

Rs 536 crore for the Horticulture sector.

Gau Sadans will be set up in all districts and thrust on poultry farming and animal husbandry.

Mobile Veterinary Services to be introduced on a pilot basis.

Increase of Rs 2 per litre in prices of milk and setting up of 100 trout farms and thrust on carp fish production.

Rs 20 crore in the budget for the creation of water reservoirs to meet irrigation needs under Parvat Dhara.

CM announces a grant of Rs five lakh for Tobacco-free panchayats.

Rs 15 crore allotted for plantation of one crore saplings and distribution of 50,000 sandalwood plants to farmers for commercial cultivation.

Vidyalaya Van Yojana announced where 100 schools will undertake plantation to enhance forest cover.

CM announces Rs 15 crore for setting up 100 Cluster schools and Rs 30 crore for 68 schools which will be modernised with smart classrooms to bring about qualitative improvement in education.

Rs 9 crore assigned for modernising nine colleges and setting up of 196 virtual classrooms.

Super 100 scheme to help 100 meritorious students in class 10 prepare for competitive exams by giving them Rs one lakh.

An increase of Rs 300 per month in allowance of water carriers and mid-day meal workers.

CM makes Rs 8016 crore budgetary provision for the Education department.

A budgetary provision of Rs 2,702 crores and Rs 307 crore for Health and Ayurveda departments.

A budgetary allocation of Rs 2,313 crore for the Irrigation and Public Health department.

Allocation of Rs 3,986 crore for the Public Works department.

CM announces Rs 454 crore for State Disaster Risk Reduction Fund and Rs 50 crore for Risk Mitigation.

CM announces Rs 1,500 monthly grant to tuberculosis patients

Three retroviral centres for HIV patients at Nahan, Chamba and Ner Chowk medical colleges and 10 mobile health ambulances for tribal and difficult areas

Samman scheme to help treatment and care of abandoned persons.

CM announces shifting of grain and wood market from the main town in Shimla to decongest the state capital.

Rs 2,011 crore for 209 drinking water schemes and grant of one lakh domestic connections.

To ensure there is no vacancy in schools, government to recruit teachers and ensure rationalisation of teachers in schools for optimum utilisation.

CM announces Rs 58 crore Parampara scheme to promote artisans making handicrafts and traditional items.

Widows up to the age of 45 years would be provided a subsidy for setting up self-employment units.

CM says work on Rs 6,947 crore 40 MW Renuka project likely to start this year. Announces one-time policy for expediting the delayed hydro-power projects.

Announces Rs 158 crore for tackling low voltage problem and Rs 350 crore for expansion of transmission network.

Announces Rs 480 crore as subsidy for domestic power consumers.

Announces Rs 50 crore for identifying new tourist destinations under Naye Rahen Naye Manzile scheme.

In the transport sector, CM announces setting up of a modern Transport Nagar in Hamirpur, Rs 35 crore for national highway safety scheme and Rs 55 crore for providing road connectivity to left out villages.

Announces a sum of Rs 306 crores for resurfacing of roads and Rs 44 crore for setting up of crash barriers and road widening.

Rs 155 crore assigned for setting up of a Centre of Excellence for IT at Waknaghat.

Rs 100 crore for giving Skill Development Allowance to jobless youth.

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