Major announcements made in the annual budget 2020-21 to develop new townships










we are aware of the traffic congestion and pressure on local resources in Shimla town. Thus there is a need to decrease congestion by shifting some institutions from the town. Our Government has decided to shift Ganj Anaj Mandi and Bhatta Kufar Kath Mandi to Darni Ka Bageecha at Tutikandi bye-pass. Modern facilities like E-toilets, CCTV, modern weight bridges, parking, and solar panels will be provided in the new Mandi. 

 Govt.announced to construct a multi-story parking –cum- commercial complex in PPP mode at U block in Mandi town because of acute shortage of parking place. The existing Government pre-primary and primary school at U block will be rehabilitated into a new model school with smart class rooms. 

 Himachal Pradesh is highly vulnerable to natural calamities. It is proposed to notify Model Municipal Building Bye-Laws in the State to promote/develop disaster resilient structures. 
Women and other Self Help Groups in Urban areas will be connected to E-market/E-Commerce platforms to enable them to market their produce and to fetch better prices. 
 In 2020-21, 1,000 persons will be provided training in plumbing sector and 500 persons will be provided wage employment under ‘Deen Dayal Antodaya Yojna-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)’.

 HIMUDA is developing new townships in Dharamshala, Jathia Devi and Dehra. Development plans are under preparation for these townships and work on the projects will start in the next financial year. 

 Shimla and Dharamshala have been selected for development under Smart City Mission. The State Government will provide 50 percent assistance under the Mission to expedite projects under the Smart City Mission. Govt. proposed an outlay of Rs.100 crore for the Mission in 2020-21.
 Our Government has instituted the ‘Atal Shreshtha Shehar Puraskar’. This has yielded good results to promote sanitation and good waste management practices in Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayats. Presently this award is given to one Municipal Council and one Nagar Panchayat each. Govt.announced to expand the Puraskar scheme which will now cover 3 Municipal Councils and 3 Nagar Panchayats.

 Union Government has significantly increased the devolution of grants for Urban Local Bodies from Rs.61.74 crore to Rs. 207 crore, which is a 3 fold increase by accepting recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission. The cantonment areas of the State will also get these grants for the first time. State govt. is thankful to Government of India and the Finance Commission for this increase in grants. These grants will help to improve the drains, streets, water facilities, sanitation, water conservation efforts and public toilets in Urban Townships and Cantonment towns of the State. 
  
   In order to simplify regulatory provisions for house construction for common man, Government will examine devolving the powers of map approval at planning stage in all the Planning/Special Areas and ULBs of the State to private professionals empanelled under Himachal Pradesh Town & Country Planning Rules, 2014 (amended up to 2016) for residential plots measuring up to 500 square metres. 
  
 Our Government has launched the National Generic Document Registration System and the same was implemented in two Tehsils viz: Shimla (Urban) and Kumarsain of District Shimla on pilot basis. On successful implementation of the project in these two Tehsils the project will be rolled out in the entire State during 2020-21 which will help people to get their land documents easily registered. Our Government proposes to enhance the income criteria from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1,00,000 for giving land to the landless/houseless persons.
   Union Government has allocated Rs.454 crore to the State under the State Disaster Response Fund, which is 158 percent higher than last year’s allocation. Out of this, Rs.50 crore has been allocated for risk mitigation. My Government has decided to constitute this fund. The State will utilize this fund to treat vulnerable landslides, strengthen critical infrastructure and take steps to build the resilience of the State to various hazards.


The total budget of the State for 2020-21 is Rs. 49 thousand and 131 crore. During 2020-21, total revenue receipts are estimated at Rs. 38 thousand and 439 crore whereas total revenue expenditure is estimated to be Rs. 39 thousand and 123 crore


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