Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – [January 1st Week]

By | January 7, 2020

Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs:

Rs.7900 crore State plan size proposed for FY 2020-21:

  • The State plan size has been proposed for Rs. 7900 crore for the financial year 2020-21, which is Rs. 800 crore more than 2019-20, with about 11 percent increase.

State registers a tremendous increase in gross revenue collection: 

  • The State has registered an increase of Rs. 538.51 crore gross revenue collection during the current year till December 2019 as compared to revenue collection till December 2018, thereby registering an increase of 17.3 percent.
  • The total revenue collected up to December 2019 was Rs. 3653.68 crore whereas it was Rs. 3115.17 crore up to December 2018.
  • An increase in revenue collection was due to the effective implementation of policies of the state government besides sincere and hard efforts of officers and officials of the Excise and Taxation department.
  • The total SGST revenue collected up to December, 2019 was Rs. 1207.59 crore whereas it was Rs. 796.08 crore up to December, 2018.

Dr. Baldi joins as Chairman RERA:

  • Dr. Shrikant Baldi joined as first Chairman of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Himachal Pradesh while retired IAS officer BC Badalia and retired chief architect R. K. Verma joined as its members.

Anil Kumar Khachi assumes charge of Chief Secretary:

  • Anil Kumar Khachi assumed the charge of new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh.
  • He is a Himachal Pradesh Cadre IAS Officer of 1986 Batch.
  • Anil Kumar Khachi was born on 22nd June, 1963.
  • He is an alumnus in St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University and Delhi School of Economics.
  • He has a rich administrative experience of 33 years.

9th National Winter Carnival-2020 inaugurated:

  • CM inaugurated  Five days long 9th National Winter Carnival-2020 at Manali in Kullu district and flagged off Winter Carnival Parade from Circuit House Manali after performing Puja at the famous Hidimba Mata Temple at Manali.
  • Winter Carnival is organized from 2nd January to 6th January every year.

Himachal receives Commendation Award for Total Food Grain Production:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Commendation Award to Himachal Pradesh under Krishi Karmanya Award 2016-17 of Central Government for excellent performance in total food grain production Category-2.
  • The total food grain production in the State has increased to 1562.73 lakh ton in the year 2016-17.
  • The department has done a commendable job in polyhouse farming, crop diversification, micro-irrigation, natural farming, irrigation, mechanization and soil health management.

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