February 13, 2012 admin

Himachal proposes Rs. 3700 crore Plan for 2012-13 CM holds meeting with MLAs to fix priorities

SHIMLA 13th February 2012 : Himachal Pradesh has proposed Rs. 3700 crore Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 which is 12.12 percent more than the Annual Plan of Rs. 3300 crore fixed for the year 2011-12. This was revealed by Prof. Prem  Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while initiating the Plan discussions with the MLAs for fixing the priorities here today.
Chief Minister said that growth rate of 9.5 percent was being fixed for the 12th Five Year Plan period in comparison to the growth rate of nine percent fixed at the National level and added that though this would be a challenging task but not difficult which would be achieved fully with the valuable suggestions of MLAs and effective implementation of developmental schemes by the officers and officials of the State Government.
Prof. Prem  Kumar Dhumal said that the year 2012-13 would be first year of the 12th Plan and urged the MLAs to give their valuable suggestions which would be trendsetter for remaining years of the 12th Plan and go a long way in accelerating the pace of development in the State and making it a model for other States.
Chief Minister also urged MLAs to come out with constructive suggestions for additional resource mobilization and economy measures which could be adopted so as to save money for speeding up development and undertaking welfare schemes.
Prof. Dhumal urged MLAs to prioritize such projects first which were nearing completion so that the people could avail the benefits of such projects and schemes.
Reiterating his Government’s resolve for speedy development of backward areas, he said that besides Backward Area Sub Plan funds, were also being made available under General Plan, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Sub Plan for development of backward areas.
Expressing his concern over the unemployment situation at National as well a International level, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal said that the State Government was taking effective steps to solve this problem. Efforts were being made to make Himachal Pradesh an Educational Hub of the country so that youth of the State get higher, professional and technical education nearer to their homes and get employment within and outside the State. He said that more than 25000 persons had been provided employment in Government sector alone during last four years. Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) were being opened in each assembly segment of the State so that youth get employment in private sector in the State. Self Employment had been ensured under ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Kisan Bagwan Samridhi Yojna’ , ‘Crop Diversification Scheme’, ‘Doodh Ganga Yojna’, ‘Apple Rejuvenation Scheme’ and ‘Tourism Development Schemes’ . These schemes when implemented fully would create self employment to thousands of persons in the State.
Chief Minister said that to ensure effective implementation of the priorities given by the MLAs, Mid Term Appraisal of the plan priorities had been done in September last and suggestions given due attention.
Prof. Dhumal directed the officers to give utmost attention for the priorities of the MLAs. He said that illegal mining in various parts of the State was a matter of concern and added further that stringent action should be taken against the defaulters, howsoever, influential they might be.
Himachal Tops in Twenty Point Programme implementation
Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh has topped in the implementation of Twenty Point Programme in last two years and was at the top position till December last, this year also which showed State Government’s commitment for the speedy upliftment of the poor and weaker sections of the society besides accelerating the pace of development. He was speaking in the afternoon session of discussions on Annual Plan priorities with the MLAs of Mandi, Bilaspur and Chamba districts.
Referring to the plan priorities of the MLAs, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal said that every possible steps were taken to prepare the Detail Project Reports (DPRs) at the earliest and added that 250 forest clearances had been obtained from Government of India, 148 sent by the present Government and 102 sent earlier. This had been possible due to concerted efforts of the State Government, he added.
Chief Minister said that State had been appreciated at various forums for best project implementation and added that recently Government of India and Asian Development Bank had conferred Award on the State for doing good works by the Himachal Pradesh Power Development Corporation. He said that with this the tally of Awards conferred on the State during last four years had gone upto 55.
Referring to the implementation of schemes under National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development  (NABARD), he said that when present Government had taken over there were 29 assembly segments in the State where less than 20 crores were being spent and added that with the constant persuasion of the State Government out of them 13 assembly segments had surpassed this and now Rs. 30  to 50 crores were being spent these segments under NABARD.
Referring to the complaints of some MLAs that in some places, contractors do not complete work in time, Chief Minister said that such contractors should be  blacklisted.
Chief Minister appreciated the efforts put in by PWD, IPH and HPSEB in restoring essential services to the people in different parts of the State disrupted due to heavy snowfall and heavy rains. He said that with a view to provide people in rural areas better transportation, transporters were availing exemption in tax. He said that the State was developing Fossil Park at Kasauli with a view to give boost to heritage tourism.
Shimla District
Shri Nand Lal, MLA, Rampur wanted evolvement of mechanism for time bound preparation of DPRs early execution of road projects which had been granted forest clearances. He urged for connecting Pandrah-Beesh area with motorable road, re-modelling of drinking water supply schemes and a market yard for the area.
Shri Khushi Ram Balnahta, MLA, Rohru urged for completion of Rohal road and time bound preparation of MLA priority roads. He also urged early construction of Bus Stand at Rohru, re-location of Subzi Mandi. He thanked for speeding up work on Theog-Hatkoti road. He urged for additional funds for B.Bharma College and Seema Degree College auditorium. He stressed for complete check on unscientific mining in Pabbar river.
Dr. Subhash Manglate, MLA, Chopal wanted snow cutter for snow bound areas and replacement of old machinery with new ones, speeding up work on Kupvi-Dahia road, Bus stand at Nerva and Kupvi.
Shri Rakesh Verma, MLA, Theog, complemented for winning record National Level Awards for the State. He urged for allotment of IPH projects exclusively for one contractor, review school upgradation norms. He thanked Chief Minister for Modern Marketing Yard at Parala.
Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA, Shimla wanted creation of Capital Fund for development of Shimla town, construction of more parking slots, tunnels in the town, long term planning for construction of drinking water supply scheme from river Satluj. He suggested development of Craignano for tourism purposes, explore possibilities of construction of mono-rail as alternate mode of transportation.
Shri Sohan Lal, MLA, Kasumpti, thanked Chief Minister for sanctioning 17 road projects. He urged construction of general and zonal hospital in rural Shimla, sewerage for Shoghi and Ghanahatti towns and development of tourist spots in the segment.
Smt. Vidya Stokes, MLA, Kumersain wanted advance preparedness to meet challenges posed by heavy snowfall, check monkey menace, deployment of trained pump operators, school teachers.
Solan district
Shri Gobind Sharma, MLA, Arki thanked Chief Minister for providing economic benefits to State employees. He urged Chief Minister for opening a PWD Sub Division, Sub Tehsil at Darlaghat.
Smt. Vinod Chandel, MLA, Doon wanted early DPR of Gambhar bridge, RTO branch at Baddi, upgradation of schools and completion of on-going development projects.
Shri Lakhvinder Rana, MLA, Nalagarh sought better roads and construction of bridges, improvement of NH-21, mettling of roads, strengthening of irrigation network, filling up of vacancies in different departments, science subjects in various schools located in interior areas, regular meeting under Prashasan Janta Ke Dwar Par.
Dr. Rajiv Saizal, MLA Kasauli wanted polytechnic, bus stand at Dharampur, development of more tourist spots, degree college. He thanked Chief Minister for providing funds for Bus Stand at Parwanoo.
Sirmaur district
Shri G.R. Musafir, MLA, Rajgarh, underlined need for balanced and speedy development, sustainable policy for unemployment problem, removal of development imbalances, strict action against illegal miners, better transportation in rural areas, saving farmers from menace of wild animals and monkeys, ginger based industries.
Shri Hirdaya Ram, MLA, Renuka urged for development of Haripur Dhar, Nohradhar for tourism, expansion of road, irrigation, drinking water supply and other basic infrastructure development.
Shri Harshwardhan Chauhan, MLA, Shillai urged for quality in mettling and tarring of roads, completion of on-going water supply schemes, uninterrupted power supply, replacement of wooden electric poles and  boost to horticultural activities.
Shri Kush Parmar, MLA, Nahan urged for early DPR of seven proposed bridges, remodelling of  Nahan DWSS, Bye-pass for Nahan Town, veterinary dispensaries, flood protection in Markanda and other rivers through channelization.
Mandi district
Shri Kaul Singh Thakur, MLA from Drang urged for preparation of DPRs in time. He said that cultivation of vegetables and commercial crops be energized in Chuhar valley. He said that resource mobilization should also be given special attention an5d trades in ITIs be upgraded keeping in view present requirements.
Shri Hira Lal MLA, Karsog demanded completion of Karsog-Parlog, Karsog, Kunoh, Katand and other roads, blood bank at Karsog, PHC at Bahog, Karsog-Baridhan DWSS, Chaira khad-Dhamoon LDWSS, 80 KV Sub Station, replacement of old wooden poles, separate bus depot, Nagar Panchayat for Karsog.
Shri Dile Ram, MLA, Nachan congratulated Chief Minister for spectacular achievements and launch of common man oriented programmes. He urged for mettling of Mouri Seri road, funds for completion of on-going road projects, development of Devi Darh, Kamru Naag and Shikari Devi for tourism, upgradation of educational and health institutions. He thanked for providing funds for construction of eight bridges over Jiuni khad, enhancement of budgetary provision from 11 to 25 percent.
Shri Roop Singh Thakur, MLA, Sundernagar thanked for FCA clearances to road projects and urged for completion of Slapper-Tattapani, Nihri-Balag, mettling of Kateru-Poura Kothi road, hostels for engineering college. He thanked Chief Minister for sewerage scheme for Sundernagar town and demanded Rs. three crore for completion. He also thanked for Rs. 2.40 crore for remodelling of DWSS, Subzi Mandi at Nihri, re-construction of Police Station building at Sundernagar, industrial area development at Dehar.
Shri Prakash Chaudhary, MLA Balh thanked Chief Minister for sanctioning road projects and urged for DWSS and irrigation facilities to upper Balh area residents, upgradation of schools in the area, Tehsil and Nagar Panchayat status for Ner Chowk. He thanked for sanctioning sewerage scheme for Rewalsar.
Col. Inder Singh, MLA Gopalpur thanked for sanctioning Rs. 34 crore for improvement of Jahu-Bhambla-Kalkhar road and urged for early completion of the same. Rs. 29 crore Kandapattan LDWSS and another Rs. 14 crore for another water supply  scheme. He also thanked for granting approval to Seer khad channelization project as also construct check dams, sewerage scheme for Sarkaghat town.
Chamba district
Shri Kuldeep Singh Pathania, MLA Bhattiyat stressed execution of tendered works on priority and urged inclusion of new areas into MLA priority being added to the segment on delimitation. He urged for construction of various link roads.
Smt. Renu Chadda, MLA, Banikhet thanked for funds to Singadhar DWSS, Subzi Mandi and Kisan Bhawan at Salooni lauded women empowerment oriented policies. She also thanked for weekly holiday to SPOs.
Shri Surender Bhardwaj,  MLA, Rajnagarh wanted execution of drinking water supply schemes, launching of Kakari bridge, solve low voltage problem in SC dominated villages protection of SC dominated Manka village, open roads marooned due to heavy snowfall.
Shri B.K. Chauhan, MLA Chamba thanked for providing Rs. 35 crore NABARD fund to the segment. He urged for extension of Pandit Deen Dayan Kisan Baagwan Samridhi Yojna and wanted early de-notification of sanctuary area in the segment, upgradation of Pathankot-Bharmour road, start construction of Bus Stand, Chamba. He said that development works worth record about Rs. 200 crore were in progress.
Bilaspur district
Shri Randhir Sharma, MLA Kot Kehloor urged Chief Minier for completing work on Baagchhal bridge. He thanked for Rs. 88 crore biggest irrigation project for Changer area and wanted adequate manning staff. He urged for a new Development Block at Swarghat.
Shri Rajesh Dharmani, MLA Ghumarwin urged for execution of IPEDA project, engagement of medical specialists under RKS include cement factory workers  in ESI health facilities development of Fossil Park at Haritlangyar by taking up the matter with Government of India.
Shri Gulab Singh Thakur, Public Works Minister, Shri Narender Bragta, Horticulture Minister, Dr. Rajeev Bindal, Health Minister, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Shri Mahender Singh, Transport Minister, Shri Rikhi Ram Kaundal, Deputy Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha, Shri Sukh Ram Chaudhary, Chief Parliamentary Secretary also participated in the discussions and gave their valuable suggestions.
Smt. Rajwant Sandhu, Chief Secretary said that plan priorities were being reviewed frequently in High Powered Committee Meetings. She said that Detailed Project Reports were also being prepared on priority. She directed the officers to ensure effective implementation of the priorities given by the MLAs.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi, Principal Secretary, Planning and Finance welcomed the Chief Minister and MLAs gave detail about implementation of plan priorities.
Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Heads of Departments and other senior officers of the State Government also attended the meeting.

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