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Friday 18 August 2017
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Highlights of Budget 2011-12

Against the estimated national GDP growth rate of 8.6% during 2010-11, the State’s GSDP growth rate is likely to be 9%.

Total Budget outlay for 2011-12 is Rs.16708.47 crore.

Annual Plan size for 2011-12 proposed at Rs.3300 crore.

State’s fiscal deficit for next year projected to be 2.7% of GSDP.

State expected to remain in revenue surplus for 2011-12.

To combat food inflation, the State subsidy on dals, edible oils and salt will continue.

Infrastructure sectors of Power, Road, Tourism and externally aided projects to receive higher emphasis in Annual Plan 2011-12.

“Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Bagwan Samridhi” Yojana to focus on small and marginal farmers along with weaker sections of society.

“Crop Diversification Promotion” project of Rs.321 crore to be launched in 2011-12.

Organic Certification Agency to be established in 2011-12.

“Apple Rejuvenation Project” to cover additional 1000 hectares in next year.

Wholesale market for Apples and Vegetables to come up at Parala, Shimla. For citrus fruits, wholesale market will be established in lower hills. Sub market yards and collection centres will be developed as per requirements.

Dr. Y.S. Parmar Horticulture and Forestry University will start “Institute of Bio Technology and Environmental Science” at Neri, Hamirpur, next year.

“Mukhya Mantri Arogaya Pashudhan Yojana” being implemented successfully; all Panchayats to have veterinary dispensaries in a phased manner.

“Embryo Transfer Technology Lab” and “Multi-disciplinary Veterinary Services and Capacity Building Centre” to come up at Palampur.

Multi-disciplinary Project Implementation Agency will be established in each district for watershed development works.

An outlay of Rs.180.65 crore for minor and Rs.109.97 crore for medium & large irrigation schemes.

Balh Valley (Left Bank) project to be completed by March, 2012.

Changer Area Medium Irrigation project to be completed by March, 2011.

Shah Nehar project to be completed by March, 2012 and Siddhata project by June, 2012.

Swan Channelization Phase-II to be completed by March, 2012. Flood protection works worth Rs. 99.54 crore to be taken up.

“National Rural Livelihood Mission” and “Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana” to be launched in 2011-12.

Allocation of Rs.17.94 crore under “Atal Awaas Yojana” and “Indira Awas Yojana” for providing rural housing.

State to become open defecation free by March, 2011.

Minimum assured monthly allowance of Takniki Sahayaks to be increased from Rs. 2500 to Rs. 5000 for those with eight years or more empanelment. For Takniki Sahayaks of less than eight years of empanelment, the assured minimum monthly allowance to be increased to Rs. 4000.

Honorarium for Tailoring Teachers to be increased to Rs. 1400 per month w.e.f. April 1, 2011.

Outlay of Rs. 461.60 crore for power sector next year – an increase of Rs. 107.23 crore over current year.

Addition of 2106 MW to the installed capacity expected in year 2011-12.

Allocation for roads and bridges proposed at Rs. 603.68 crore next year – an increase of Rs. 73.68 crore over current year.

450 km. of roads and 32 bridges to be constructed next year.

Tarring of 150 km of roads to be done using plastic waste during 2011-12.

Rs. 31.25 crore for improvement of identified 170 chronic accident prone sites in 2011-12.

Allocation of Rs.224.50 crore next year for drinking water and sewerage.

State committed to provide piped water supply to all households. Target to provide drinking water facilities to 2500 habitations next year.

2500 hand pumps proposed for 2011-12.

Greater participation of Panchayats in management and maintenance of water supply schemes and hand pumps. Panchayats to engage Jal Rakshaks.

Schedule Caste Sub Plan size increased to Rs. 816 crore for the next year. Tribal Sub Plan increased to Rs. 297 crore.

Provision for providing social security pension to 25000 additional eligible applicants, next year.

“Mukhya Mantri Adarsh Gram” Yojana to be launched to provide infrastructure facilities in villages with more than 40% SC and ST population.

50% subsidy to be provided on purchase of LPG connection and stove for SC women living below poverty line under “Mata Shabri Mahila Shashaktikaran Yojana”.

SABLA to be implemented on pilot basis in Solan, Kangra, Kullu and Chamba districts.

Outlay for education sector increased by Rs. 597.54 crore. For 2011-12, Rs. 3164.54 crore outlay proposed.

“Protsahan Chhatravriti” to encourage students to attend schools.

Honorarium for water carriers increased from Rs. 1000 per month to Rs. 1200 per month.

Vidya Upasaks completing 8 years of service by March 31, 2011 to be regularized.

5000 new PGT, TGT and C&V teachers to be recruited in 2011-12.

Salary for vacation period of 52 days, to be provided to contract teachers, primary assistant teachers, gramin vidya upasaks and para teachers. 12385 teachers to get a total benefit of about Rs. 25 crore per annum.

“Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Institute of Engineering and Technology” to come up at Pragati Nagar, Shimla.

Special emphasis on maintenance of school buildings.

Plan outlay of Rs. 156.42 crore for Health and Ayurveda sector.

“Atal Swasthya Sewa” to be extended to the whole state next year.

Free medical care for all infants in Government Health Institutions from next year.

“Unforgettable Himachal” brand to be promoted in a big way to boost tourism.

Rs. 428 crore to be spent on developing tourism related infrastructure through ADB assistance.

Way side amenities to be created along highways across the State.

Plan outlay of Rs. 120.08 crore for Forestry and Wild Life for next year.

To remove congress grass, lantana etc. from affected areas at comprehensive level – “Congress Ghaas Hatao – Charagah Badhao Yojana” started.

“Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics & Space Application Centre” to be set up at Shimla.

“Centre for Climate Change” to be established to evolve appropriate strategies towards climate change.

An Environment Plan of Rs.900 crore to be implemented in ensuing years through World Bank.

The construction of Common Effluent Treatment Plant at Baddi to be expedited.

Police Modernization plan of Rs. 26 crore for next year.

Rank allowance of Company Commander, Senior Platoon Commander, Havaldar and Section Leader of Home Guards to be increased.

Modernization of Revenue administration will be a key priority.

100% payment of arrears to Class IV employees.

Class III employees to get 40% arrear payments and officers to get 30% payment of arrears.

All pensioners to get 40% arrears.

Contract employees and daily wagers, completing 8 years of service by March 31, 2011 to be regularized as per norms.

1600 posts of clerks to be filled from among Class IV employees through limited direct recruitment.

Rs. 10 crore allocated for augmentation of housing facilities of non-gazetted employees, next year.



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