Himachal annual plan fixed at Rs 4100 crore


annual planShimla : The planning commission on Wednesday finalised Himachal Pradesh’s annual plan for the current fiscal at Rs 4100 crore which is Rs 400 crore higher than last year’s plan .

“Social sector , transport , communication and energy have been given priority by allocating Rs over 33 per cent , 21 per cent and over 15 per cent to these sectors respectively,”said Virbhadra Singh after meeting the planning commission deputy chairman , Montek Singh Ahluwalia .

The state’s economy growth rate for the 12 th plan has been fixed at 9 per cent .

Additional 5009 MW of hydel energy will be generated in the 12 th plan out of which a target of 1918 MW hydel energy generation has been fixed for the current fiscal .

The project cost of the mid-Himalayan watershed project has now been revised to Rs 596 crore from the earlier Rs 365 crore .

A Rs 428 crore cost Asian Development Bank(ADB) assisted infrastructure development investment programme has been started to improve basic tourist facilities in the state .

The chief minister requested the union government to restore the industrial package to speed up industrialisation in the state .