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HP Budget 2018-19: Govt. invites suggestions from public, stakeholders



Himachal Pradesh Budget 2018 -19

The suggestions can be provided on increasing revenue receipt, expenditure control and other matters related to the budget.

Shimla: The newly formed Himachal Pradesh Government today initiated the process of formulation of the state budget for the year 2018-19. The government has invited suggestions from the public, industries, trade and farmers associations on the budget, a spokesperson of the state government informed.

As per the government, it will help formulate a more people centric and participative budget. The budged will be reflection of the views of various stakeholders in the society, said the spokesperson.

The people/stakeholders can e-mail their suggestions to the at [email protected] – the web portal of finance budget. They can also send the suggestions through letters to the office of Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) by February 10, 2018.

The suggestions can be provided on increasing revenue receipt, expenditure control and other matters related to the budget. Further, the government claimed the participation of the people will promote transparency, openness, responsiveness and participatory approach in budget preparation.

Earlier, on January 3, while addressing a public gathering in Municipal Ground at Bilaspur, the Chief Minister, Jairam Thakur, had termed the debt of whopping Rs 46,500 crore as a major challenge for his government.

He had blamed the Congress government for pushing the state into this debt by way of loans and financial mismanagement.

The BJP-led government has assured the people that it will fix everything, eradicate the corruption from root, sand pend every single penny received from the Centre for the development and welfare of the people.

During previous government, BJP (opposition) had been harping the allegations that the funds from the Centre were not utilized properly.

The people of the Hill State will be looking forward for a better governance and budget allocation from the new government.

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt



HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated



Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead



Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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