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Himachal Economic Survey 2015-16

Economic Survey 2015-16

Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh presented the Economic Survey 2015-16 of Himachal Pradesh in the Vidhan Sabha today.

The main highlights of the Survey

1. The Growth rate of the Pradesh for the current financial year, 2015-16 has been estimated at 7.7%. Per Capita Income is estimated at Rs. 1,30,067 during 2015-16.
2. The GSDP of State at current prices in 2014-15 increased to Rs. 1,01,108 crore from Rs. 92,589 crore in 2013-14 and as per advance estimates it is likely to be about Rs. 1,10,511 crore in 2015-16.
3. The growth rate during Eleventh Plan i.e. 2007-12 has been the same both for Himachal Pradesh and All India which is 8.0%.
4. 1,955 Bank branches are functioning in the State as on 30.9.2015. This has increased by 96 Banks from the previous year.
5. The Credit Deposit Ratio of Pradesh is 58.90.
6. The total revenue of `4,136.05 crore have been moblised upto December, 2015.
7. During December 2014 to December 2015 the All India Wholesale Price Index shows an inflation rate of (-) 0.7%.
8. The Consumer Price Index for H.P increased by 6.2% in December, 2014 as against 6.3% at National level.
9. There are 18,27,900 ration card holders which are being provided with essential commodities through 4,856 fair price shops.
10. There are 137 Gas agencies, 329 Petrol pumps and 28 wholesale kerosene oil dealers working in the state.
11. The Agriculture sector in the State generates about 10% to the total Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
12. 6.37 lakh Kisan Credit Cards have been distributed upto September, 2015.
13. Kissan Call Centre Toll Free Number 1800-180-1551 has been established for getting information on agriculture from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M.
14. During the year 2014-15, the food-grains production is estimated to be 16.74 lakh MT against the achieved production of 15.85 lakh MT during the year 2013-14, thus registered a increase of 5.6 percent. For 2015-16 it is anticipated at 16.19 lakh MT.
15. Fruit production was 8.19 lakh tonnes in 2015-16 (upto Dec., 2015) against 7.52 lakh tonnes in 2014-15. Apple constitutes about 85% of total fruit production. During 2015-16 (upto Dec., 2015) 7.55 lakh tonnes of apple were produced against 6.25 lakh tonnes in 2014-15.
16. Under Crop Insurance Scheme the subsidy on the premium has been raised and 3,48,294 small and marginal farmers have been covered.
17. Under Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) 36 blocks for Apple, 41 blocks for Mango, 15 blocks for Kinnow and 13 blocks for Plum have been covered.
18. During the year 2014-15, One State Level Hospital, 333 Veterinary Hospitals, 1,766 Veterinary Dispensaries / Centres, 30 Central Veterinary Dispensaries, 7 Polyclinics and 6 Veterinary check posts provide veterinary aid in the State.
19. Two children of sheep breeders studying in 9th to 12th classes are provided with scholarship of `1,200 per year.
20. ` 1.00 has been increased in milk procurement rates w.e.f. 1.04.2015 which will benefit 38,970 families.
21. 50% cattle subsidy is being provided in Solan, Hamirpur and Kinnaur.
22. About 6,284 fishermen in the Pradesh depend directly on fisheries for their livelihood.
23. 32,219 hand pumps have been installed upto March, 2015.
24. There are 518 medium and large scale industries and about 40,194 small scale industries presently working in the State.
25. The minimum wages for unskilled category of workers have been increased to ` 180 per day from ` 170.
26. There are 8,08,767 applicants registered in the State employment exchanges as on 31.12.2015.
27. Out of the total assessed hydel potential of 27,436 MW, only 10,264 MW has been harnessed upto Dec. 2015 by various agencies which is 37.41% of the total potential.
28. The total road length was 35,775 Kms. in the State as on 31.12.2015 and 10,099 villages were connected with roads. An outlay of `901.84 crore has been provided for the year 2015-16.
29. HRTC has a fleet strength of 2,748 buses plying on 2,289 routes covering distance of 5.20 lakh Km per day.
30. There are 63 operational helipads in the State.
31. 175.13 lakh tourist visited Himachal Pradesh during the year 2015 which is 2.5 times of its population.
32. During the year 10,781 Primary Schools, 2,236 Middle Schools, 880 High Schools, 1,610 Senior Secondary Schools and 94 Degree Colleges were functioning in the State.
33. The State Government is providing free text books to the students belonging to S.C., S.T., O.B.C. & I.R.D.P families.
34. Free education is being provided to girl students in the State upto University level including vocational and professional courses.
35. To improve the quality of education every possible steps has been made under Sarv Sishka Abhiyan.
36. To remove the gap in male female literacy, girls hostel have been set up in the Educationally Backward Blocks.
37. 10,000 Net books were provided to meritorious students of 10th and 12th class.
38. The intake capacity of students in Technical Education at Degree level is 6,920, B-Pharmacy 1,030 Diploma level 10,178 and ITI’s/ITC’s 39,596.
39. Medical and Family Welfare Services are provided through a network of 68 Civil Hospitals, 74 Community Health Centres, 516 Primary Health Centres and 11 ESI & 2,067 Sub Centres etc. besides other Private Institutions.
40. Ayurvedic treatment is provided through 2 Regional Hospitals, 28 Hospitals and 1,113 Ayurvedic health centres, 3 Unani health centres, 14 Homeopathic health centres and one nature cure hospital during 2015-16.
41. Under NRHM 95 health institutions are identified to provide 24 hours emergency services.
42. To provide free of cost dental treatment to BPL & IRDP families a MUSKAN YOJNA have been started.
43. Under Social Security Schemes, the old age pension is given @ `600 per month to all the persons of 60 years or above but below 80 years, having individual annual income below `35,000 and the persons above 80 years pension is given@`1,100 per month without any income criteria.
44. Under Mukhya Mantri Kanyadaan Yojna the marriage grant of `25,000 has been given to the guardians of the destitute girls and 1,516 beneficiaries were covered.
45. Under Beti Hai Anmol Scheme 16,111 girls have been benefitted.
46. Under National Rural Livelihood Mission assistance to 2,010 women SHGs will be provided.
47. Under Ajeevika skills a total 49,537 rural youths would be trained and be given placement in 3 years period.
48. Under “Indira Awas Yojna”, a target of 2,635 was proposed for construction.
49. The Swachh Bharat Mission is being implemented in all the 12 districts of the State in project mode and Himachal is considered as a leading State in the field of Sanitation.
50. Under Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme total 147.78 lakh mandays have been generated and employment has been provided to 3,76,265 households.
51. Under National Urban Livelihood Mission 10 districts Headquarters are being implemented in the first phase.
52. Under Rajiv Awas Yojna 300 Dwelling units will be constructed in Krishna Nagar of Shimla M.C.
53. All the Chowkidars of 3,226 Gram Panchayats are being provided `1850 as a grant.
54. Aadhar number of 67.77 lakh residents have been generated.
55. For better and timely work, The State has implemented Service Guarantee Act – 86 services in 15 departments has been covered.
56. Public Service Delivery helpline has been set up for the people of the State.
57. A facility of toll free telephone number has been set up for reporting the cases of corruption in the government departments.
58. A rebate of 25% have been provided to women in HRTC buses.
59. The State has been nominated for the Krishi Karmanya Award 2014-15.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.