Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh government today gave its approval to the Swaran Jayanti Energy Policy-2021 which plans a clean and green energy development through expeditious of full energy potential specially hydro and solar. Add additional 10000 MW of green energy though hydro, solar and other green energy sources by 2030.
The policy plans an expeditious development of green energy sources, a four pronged strategy by way of participation of State, Joint, Central and Private sectors.
It also aimed at developing adequate and efficient transmission network by creating transmission Master Plan to facilitate planning and timely execution of hydro and solar projects. It also lays stress on renewal energy sources solar, wind, biomass and other non-conventional energy sources.
The state cabinet gave its ex post facto approval for 100 percent waiver and exemption of Token Tax, Special Road Tax and Passenger Tax of various categories of vehicles to provide relief to the transporters keeping in view the affect due to corona pandemic.
It decided to waive of remaining 50 percent Token Tax on Stage Carriage, Taxi, Maxi, Auto and Contract Carriage buses, Institutional Buses and 100 percent Token Tax on Contract Carriage Buses and Special Road Tax on Stage Carriage with effect from 1st August, 2020 to 30th June, 2021.
It also decided to waive off 100 percent Token Tax on Stage Carriage, Contract Carriage and Institutional Buses and Special Road Tax of Stage Carriage with effect from 1st July, 2021 to 30th November, 2021. It also decided to waive off 100 passenger tax on contract carriage and institutional buses with effect from 1st April, 2020 to 30thNovember, 2021.