ECONOMIC SURVEY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH 2017-18

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ECONOMIC SURVEY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH 2017-18
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FOREWORD
Economic Survey is one of the budget documents which indicates the important  economic activities and achievements of the Government. The salient features of
the State of the economy of Himachal Pradesh during 2017-18 are presented in Part-I, and statistical tables on various subjects are given in Part-ll.

I am thankful to all the departments and public undertakings for their co-operation in making available the material included in the Survey. The burden of collection and
updating the huge and voluminous data and its presentation in a concise and inter-related form was borne by the Economic and Statistics Department. I appreciate and
commend the work done by the officers and officials of this department.
Dr. Shrikant Baldi
Additional Chief Secretary
(Finance, Plg., and Eco. & Stat.)
to the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

INDEX

Contents
General Review
State Income and Public Finance
Institutional and Bank Finances
Excise and Taxation
Price Movement
Food Security and Civil Supplies
Agriculture and Horticulture
Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Forest and Environment
Water Resource Management
industries and Mining
Labour and Employment
Power
Transport and Communication
Tourism and Civil Aviation
Education
Health
Social Welfare Programme
Rural Development
Housing and Urban Development
Panchayati Raj
Information and Science Technology

Part-I
ECONOMIC SURVEY-2017-18

1. GENERAL REVIEW

Economic Situation at National Level

1.1 THE Indian economy has continued to consolidate the gains achieved in restoring macro-economic  stability. This stability was marked by a major domestic policy development paving the way for implementing the transformational Goods and Services Tax(GST). The upswing in the national economy continued during the year 2017-18. Indian’s growth story remained positive and registered a steady pace of economic growth during last three years.The economy having grown 7.1 percent in 2016-17 is expected to moderate to 6.5 percent in 2017-18.

1.2 The India growth story is thus firmly established with the fact that this growth is diversified in all sectors of the Indian economy. India has demonstrated that it can be as competitive as the rest of the world. The macroeconomic parameters of fiscal deficit, current account balance and inflation is under control despite the rise in the global crude oil prices. The Wholesale Price inflation was within the manageable limits during the year and Inflation in terms of Consumer Price Index in this period has declined what it was a year ago. The exports are picking up and the world views India as the most vibrant economy

1.3 Given the prevalent overall macroeconomic scenario, the Indian economy seems to consolidate growth story and is relatively insulated from cyclical factors.

1.4 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices, with new Base year i.e. 2011-12, in 2016-17 is estimated at \121.96 Iakh crore as against ‘113.86 Iakh crore in 2015-16. At current prices Gross Domestic Product in 2016-17 is estimated at
‘152.54 Iakh crore as against \137.64 Iakh crore in 2015-16 shows an increase of 10.8 percent during the year. The Gross Value Added (GVA) at basic prices witnessed a growth of 7.1 percent during 2016-17 (Base 2011-12) against the growth rate of 8.2 percent during the previous year.

The growth rate in Gross Value Added during 2016-17 has been lower than that in 2015-16 due to the lower growth in manufacturing (7.9%), construction (1 .3%), transport, storage, communication & services related to broadcasting (4.3%), trade, repair, hotel and restaurants(8.9%), financial services (1.3%) and real estate, ownership of dwelling & professional.services (8.0%).

1.5 The per capita income at current prices is estimated at ‘l,03,87O in 2016-17 as against ‘94,731 for the previous year recording an increase of 9.6 percent. The per capita income in real terms i.e at 2011-12 prices, is estimated at ‘82,229 for 2016-
17 as against 77,826 in 2015-16 registering an increase of 5.7 percent.

1.6 The growth rate for the fiscal year 2017-18 is expected around 6.5 percent as per the advanced estimates.

1.7 The inflation management is the key priority. The inflation rate,
year—on-year, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), remained
below 3 percent in the most part of the current financial year 2017-18 (April-
Dec.). The inflation rate in terms of Whole Sale Price Index was 3.6 percent
in the month of December, 2017 against 2.1 percent in the month of
December,2016. The All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial workers was 4.0 percent in December,2017 as against 2.2 percent in December, 2016.

Economic Situation in Himachal Pradesh

1.8 The State of Himachal is
becoming a vibrant economy of
the country due to the steady efforts of
the simple and hardworking people of
the State and progressive policies of the
Central Government. Today Himachal
could become the most prosperous and
fastest growing economy in the country.
The economy of the State is expected to
achieve a growth rate 6.3 percent in the
current financial year.
Growth Rate

1.9 The State Gross Domestic
Product (GSDP) at factor cost at current
prices, is estimated at ‘1, 24,236 crore
in 2016-17 as against ‘1,13,355 crore in
2015-16 showing an increase of 9.6
percent during the year. At constant
(2011-12) prices in 2016-17 is estimated
at ‘l,O2,954 crore as against ‘96,274
crore in 2015-16 registering a growth of
6.9 percent during the year as against
the growth rate of 8.1 percent during
the previous year. The increase in total
State Domestic Product is mainly
attributed to 18.1 percent in community
& personal services sectors, 8.2 percent
increase in transport and trade, 7.1
percent in manufacturing sector, 5.8
percent in finance & real estate, 5.4
percent in construction and 2.9 percent
increase in electricity, gas & water
supply. Whereas the Primary sector has
shown a marginal decrease of 0.7
percent. Food-grains production, which
was 16.34 lakh MT during 2015-16 has
increased to 17.45 lakh MT during
2016-17 and is targeted at 16.45 lakh
MT in 2017-18. The fruit production has

decreased by 34.1 percent i.e from 9.29
lakh MT in 2015-16 to 6.12 lakh MT in
2016-17 and during 2017-18 (up to
December, 2017) production was 5.00
lakh MT.
1.10 The per capita income at
current prices witnessed an increase of
9.1 percent as it increased to ‘1,46,294
in 2016-17 from ‘1,34,089 in 2015-16.
1.11 As per the advanced
estimates and on the basis of economic
conditions up to December, 2017, the
likely growth rate for 2017-18 will be
around 6.3 percent.

TABLE 1.1
Key Indicators
Indicators
‘ 2015-16 | 2016-17
2015-16 2016-17
l Absolute Value
| %age change over previous year |
G.S.D.P.(\in crore)
(a)At current prices
(b)At constant prices
Food grains production 16.34
(lakh tonnes)
Fruit production (lakh tonnes) 9.29
Gross Value Added from Industrial
Sector*( \ in crore)
Electricity generated (Million Units) 1573
Wholesale Price lndex# 109.7
C.P.l. for Industrial
Workers(HP) 235
28,361
1.13.355 1.24236 9.2 9.6
96,274 1,02,954 8.1 6.9
17.45 1.6 6.8
6.12 23.5 (-) 34.1
29,281 9.2 3.2
@211
15ee 1-) 25.0
111.6 1-) 3.6
246 4.4 4.7
*At current price # Base Year 2011-12
1.12 The economic growth in
the State is predominantly governed by
agriculture and its allied activities
showed not much fluctuations during
nineties as the growth rate remained
more or less stable. The economy has
shown a shift from agriculture sector to
industries and services as the
percentage contribution of agriculture
and allied sectors in total State
Domestic Product has declined from
57.9 percent in 1950-51 to 55.5 percent
in 1967-68, 26.5 percent in 1990-91 and
to 9.7 percent in 2016-17.
1.13 The share of industries and
services sectors respectively has
increased from 1.1 & 5.9 percent in
1950-51 to 5.6 and 12.4 percent in
1967-68, 9.4 & 19.8 percent in 1990-91
and to 25.2 and 44.0 percent in
2016-17. However, the contribution of
other remaining sectors showed a
favourable shift i.e. from 35.1 percent in
1950-51 to 30.8 percent in 2016-17.
1.14 The declining share of
agriculture sector do not, however,
affect the importance of this sector in the
state economy as the state economic
growth still is being determined by the
trend in agriculture and horticulture
production. It is the major contributor to
the total domestic product and has
overall impact on other sectors via input
linkages, employment and trade etc.
Due to lack of irrigation facilities our
agricultural production to a large extent
still depends on timely rainfall and
weather conditions. High priority has
been accorded to this sector by the
Government.
1.15 The State has made
significant progress in the development
of horticulture. The topographical
variations and altitudinal differences
coupled with fertile, deep and well
drained soils favour the cultivation of
temperate to sub-tropical fruits. The
region is also suitable for cultivation of
ancillary horticultural produce like
flowers, mushroom, honey and hops.
1.16 During the year 2017-18
up to December, 2017, 5.00 lakh tonnes
of fruits were produced in the state and

it is envisaged to bring 3,000 hectares of
additional area under fruit plants against
which 2,552 hectares of area has
already been brought under plantation
and 6.69 lakh fruit plants of different
species were distributed up to
December, 2017. Growing of off-season
vegetables has also picked up in the
state. During the year 2016-17, 16.54
lakh tonnes of vegetables were
produced as against 16.09 lakh tonnes
in 2015-16 recorded a growth rate of
2.8 percent. It is anticipated that the
production of vegetables will be of the
order of 15.40 lakh tonnes in 2017-18.
1.17 Himachal Pradesh
continued to take ambitious steps to
achieve its targets. In the area of climate
change mitigation. The State action
plans on climate change aim to create
institutional capacities and implement
sectoral activities to address climate
change.
1.18 In view of the growing need
of the State economy, the government
has embarked upon a programme to
provide uninterrupted continuous access
to power supply in the state. Several
steps have been taken for increasing
power generation, strengthening of
transmission and distribution. As a
source of energy, hydro power is
economically viable, non-polluting and is
environmentally sustainable. In order to
restructure the sector, the Power Policy
of the State attempts to address all
aspects like capacity addition energy
security, access and availability,
affordability, efficiency, environment and
assured employment to people of
Himachal. Though the private sector
participation in terms of investments in
this sector has been encouraging but
the smaller projects has been reserved
for investors from Himachal Pradesh
only (up to 2 MW) and preference will be
given for projects up to 5 MW.
1.19 Tourism is a major engine of
economic growth, an important source
of revenue earnings and a
generator of employment of diverse
kinds. The State Govt. has also
developed appropriate infrastructure for
its development which includes
provision of public utility services, roads,
communication network, airports,
transport facilities, water supply and
civic amenities etc. As a result of high
profile media thrust, a significant rise
has been noticed in the domestic as well
as foreign tourist inflow during last few
years as below:-
TABLE 1.2
Tourist arrival (In lakh)
Year
Indian
Foreigners l
Total
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
I
69.28
76.72
84.82
93.73
110.37
128.12
146.05
156.46
147.16
159.25
171.25
179.98
191.31
2.08
2.81
3.39
3.77
4.01
4.54
4.84
5.00
4.14
3.90
4.06
4.53
4.71
71.36
79.53
88.21
97.50
114.38
132.66
150.89
161.46
151.30
163.15
175.31
184.51
196.02
1.20 Information Technology has a
great scope for employment generation
and revenue earnings. The HIMSWAN
provides various G2G, G2C, G2B,
e-Procurement and e-Samadhan etc.
systems to bring efficiency and
transparency in administration.

1.21 The annual plan for 2018-19
has been proposed at 6,300.00 crore
which will be 10.5 percent higher than
the plan size of current year 2017-18.
1.22 Containment of prices is on
the priority list of Government. Himachal
Pradesh Working Class Consumer Price
Index number during 2017-18
increased by 5.3 percent in
December, 2017 as against
4.0 percent at National level .
1.23 The priority of the
government has always been for social
welfare programmes. Concerted efforts
have been made to improve the
efficiency and quality of public
services delivery.
Some of the major
achievements taken during the year
are:-
o All persons above the age of
70 years will be provided an old
age pension irrespective of any
income limit except those drawing
any other pension.
o All the departments have been
directed to prepare targets to be
achieved by their departments
within the next 100 days for
unique and innovative activities.
o Additional interim Relief of
8 percent of the basic pay has
been provided to Government
employees and pensioners with
effect from 1.01.2016.
– Under Smart City Mission
Municipal Corporation Shimla
has also been approved by
Government of India.
0 Under “Public Service Guarantee
Act 183 services in 25
departments has been
implemented for efficient and
timely solutions.
Social security Pension increased
from ‘650 to ‘70O per month.
Under the skill development
scheme an allowance of ‘116
crore has been distributed to
1,58,100 beneficiaries.
Out of the total farmers only 43
percent of the farmers have been
issued Kisan Credit Cards by the
banks.
Essential commodities are being
supplied on subsidized rates to
18,38,036 ration card holders in
the State so as to save them from
the on- slaught of rising prices.
To save and promote agriculture
activities from the menace of
stray animals, wild animals and
monkeys the government has
enhanced subsidy to 80 percent
under the Mukhyamantri Khet
Sarkasan Yojna .
Under Restructured weather
Based Crop Insurance
Scheme(R-WBCIS) total of
2,86,378 number of farmers have
been covered till Kharif and Rabi
crop in 2016-17 season.
To bring diversification in
horticulture industry an area of
156.19 hectares has been
brought under flower cultivation
upto December, 2017.
The R-WBCIS is being
implemented in 36 blocks for
apple, 41 blocks for Mango, 15
blocks for Citrus, 13 blocks for
Plum and 5 blocks for Peach
crops.
During the financial year 2016-17,
1,596 million units of electricity
were generated.

10,519 MW hydro power has
been harnessed out of 27,436
MW identified potential which
comes out to 38.34 percent.
Under Mahatama Gandhi
National Rural Employment
Guarantee scheme 156.54 lakh
man days have been generated
by providing employment to
4,32,005 households.
Under Rajiv Awaas Yojana 846
houses are being constructed in
the State during current financial
year.
Swachh Bharat Mission is being
implemented in all the 12 districts
of the State in project mode and
Himachal is considered as a
leading State in the field of
Sanitation.
Under Matri Shakti Bima Yojna
all women in the age group of
10-75 years, living below poverty
line are covered in case of their
death or disability.
Under National Rural Livelihood
Mission a total of 3,280 women
SHGs are proposed for
assistance.
Under Saansad Adrash Gram
Yojana in two phases 10
Panchayats have been adopted
by the MPs.
1,416 kms roads/paths/streets
and drain are being maintained
by 54 Urban Local Bodies.
Under Lal Bahadur Shastri
Kamgar Avam Shahari Ajivika
Yojna, an amount of ‘1.5O crore
has been provided for wage
employment in newly
created/merged areas of
Municipal Councils/Corporations
in the Pradesh.
160 beneficiaries were provided
skill training under National Urban
Livelihood Mission and 33
persons have been provided
placement.
Special attention is being given to
quality education and to achieve
the target of universalization of
elementary education under
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is
vigoursly implemented
A programme named PRAYAS
PLUS has been started in all
upper primary schools for the
popularisation and innovation in
Science and Math.
Free education is being provided
to girl students in the State upto
University level.
The girl students studying in
classes IX to Xll belonging to SC,
ST, OBC, minority communities
and BPL families are being
provided with hostel facilities in
the educationally backward
blocks.
Under Post Matric Scholarship to
SCI ST/ OBC a total of 45,351
students have been benefitted.
To improve the quality education
two Govt. Senior Secondary
Schools have been designated as
Aadrash Model Schools in each
constituency of each district.
To improve the educational status
of the deprived section of the
society, various types of
scholarshipsl stipend are being
provided by the State! Central
government at various stages.
Medical University has to set up
in District Mandi.
Under National Rural Health
Mission 95 Health Institutions are
identified to provide 24 hours
emergency services.

1.05 lakh smart cards have been
issued under Mukhya Mantri
State Health Care Scheme to the
selected families .
Under “BETl HAI ANMOL Yojna”
16,908 girls have been
benefitted.
Under Mukhya Mantri Kanyadaan
Yojna 691 beneficiaries were
covered upto December, 2017 .
During the current year 219
couples have been benefitted
under inter caste marriage and
grant has been increased from
‘25,000 to ‘50,000.
Under Mata Shabri Mahila
Sashaktikaran Yojna ‘1,3O0 are
being provided to eligible women
for the purchase of gas
connection and total of 5,100
women have been benefitted.
To provide financial assistance
and support services to Rape
victims an amount of ‘75,000 is
being provided.
Under Pradhan Mantri Matru
vandana Yojna(PMMVY), a cash
incentive of ‘5,000/- is being
provided directly in the account of
Pregnant women and Lactating
Mothers for first living child.
16,521 childern have been
benefitted under Mother Teressa
Asahay Matri Sambal Yojana in
the current financial year.
In order to ensure accountability,
transparency, efficiency and to
improve service delivery
mechanism to general public web
services has been started for all
planning & special areas in the
State.
Himachal is the only State which
has provided horizontal
connectivity to 2,260 government
offices in the State.
2,308 Lok Mitra Kendras are
active and providing 28 G2C
services.
52 e-services under e-district
launched in all 12 districts.
Under Aadhaar scheme
UID has been generated for more
than 75.73 lakh (105 %) residents
against the projected population
of 2017.
The Per Capita Income has
touched the level of
‘1,46,294 in 2016-17 witnessing a
growth of 9.1 percent over 2015-
16 and is estimated at ‘1,58,462
in 2017-18.

Table-1.3
Receipt and Expenditure of the State Government
(? in crore)
Item 2014-15
Actual)
2015-16 2016-17
ctual) RE)
11,.
MB
2017-18
E)
1.Revenue Receipts(2+3+4) 17843
2. Tax Revenue 8584
3. Non-Tax Revenue 2081
4. Grant-in-aid 7178
5.Revenue Expenditure 19787
(a)lnterest Payments 2849
6.Revenue Surplus/Deficit(1-5) -1944
7. Capital Receipts 13252
(a) Recovery of loans 41
(b) Other receipts 1684
(c) Borrowings & liabilities 11527
8. Capital Expenditure 1 1207
9. Total Expenditure(5+8) 30994
Plan expenditure 6088
Non-plan expenditure 24906
As Percent to the Gross State Domestic Product
1.Revenue Receipts 17.19
2. Tax Revenue 8.27
3.Non-Tax Revenue 2.01
4. Grant-in-aid 6.92
5.Revenue Expenditure 19.07
(a)Interest Payments 2.75
6.Revenue Deficitl surplus -1.87
7. Capital Receipts 12.77
(a) Recovery of loans 0.04
(b) Other receipts 1.62
(c) Borrowings & liabilities 11.11
8. Capital Expenditure 10.80
9. Total Expenditure 29.87
Plan expenditure 5.87
Non-plan expenditure 24.00
23440
10307
1837
11296
22303
3155
1137
6543
26
388
6129
7275
29578
6257
23321
20.68
9.09
1.62
9.97
19.68
2.78
1.00
5.77
0.02
0.34
5.41
6.42
26.09
5.52
20.57
26677
11551
1511
13615
21613
3400
-966
1653
25
1000
6626
6252
asses
9219
26646
21.47
9.30
1.22
10.96
22.23
2.74
-0.75
6.16
0.02
0.80
5.34
6.64
28.87
7.42
21.45
27714
12765
1602
13347
28755
3500
-1041
7364
19
1200
6145
7028
35783
8522
27261
20.39
9.39
1.18
9.82
21.16
2.58
-0.77
5.42
0.01
0.88
4.52
5.17
26.33
6.27
20.06
Note:GSDP estimates for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17(Q) & 2017-18(Advance)
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2. STATE INCOME AND PUBLIC FINANCE
Gross State Domestic Product
2.1 Gross State Domestic
Product (G.S.D.P.) or state income is
the most important indicator for
measuring the economic growth of a
state. According to quick estimates, the
total State Domestic Product for the
year 2016-17 is ‘1,02,954 crore against
‘96,274 crore in 2015-16 thereby
registering a growth of 6.9 percent at
constant prices (Base Year:2011-12).
2.2 As per the quick estimates the
value of Gross State Domestic Product
of the Pradesh at current prices
which was estimated at ‘ 1,113,355
crore for 2015-16 (Provisional
estimates) increased to ‘1,24,235 crore
during 2016-17, registering an increase
of about 9.6% This increase is attributed
to the agriculture & allied activities
sector besides other sectors of the
economy. The food grains production
increased to 17.45 lakh MT in 2016-17
from 16.34 lakh MT in 2015-16.
Whereas the production of apple
decreased to 4.68 lakh MT in 2016-17
from 7.77 lakh MT in 2015-16.
2.3 The economy of Himachal
Pradesh is predominantly dependent
upon agriculture and in the absence of
strong industrial base, any fluctuations
in the agricultural or horticultural
production cause some changes in
economic growth also. During 2016-17
about 9.68 percent of state income has
been contributed by agriculture sector
alone.
2.4 The economy of the state
also appears to be in resilient mode in
terms of growth. As per advance
estimates, the growth rate of GSDP
during 2017-18 is expected 6.3 percent.
2.5 The table given below
shows the growth of economy of
Himachal Pradesh during the last three
years:-
Table 2.1
(Percent)
Year H.P.
2014-15 7.5
2015-16(P) 8.1
2016-17(0) 6.9
Per Capita Income
2.6 According to quick
estimates( New Series base 2011-12),
the per capita income at current prices
increased to ‘ 1,46,294 in 2016-17 from
‘1,34,089 in 2015-16 showing an
increase of 9.1%. At constant
(2011-2012) prices the per capita
income during 2016-17 is estimated at
‘1,19,755 against ‘1,12,895 in 2015-16
witnessing an increase of 6.1 percent.
Sectoral Contribution
2.7 The sectoral analysis reveals
that during 2016-17, the percentage
contribution of Primary sector to total
G.S.D.P. of the State is 16.01 percent,
Secondary Sector 39.96 percent,
Transport, Communications and Trade
12.03 per cent, Finance & Real Estate
15.98 per cent and Community and
Personal Services 16.02 percent,
2.8 The structural composition
of the state economy witnessed
significant changes during the decade.

The share of agriculture including
horticulture and animal husbandry
in G.S.D.P. had declined from 26.86
percent in 1990-91 to 9.68 percent in
2016-17, yet the agriculture sector
continues to occupy a significant place
in the state economy and any fluctuation
in the production of food grainsl Fruits
affect the economy. The share of
primary sectors which include
agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining
& quarrying has declined from 35.52
percent in 1990-91 to 16.01 per cent
during 2016-17.
2.9 The Secondary sector,
which occupies the important place in
the state economy has witnessed a
major improvement since 1990-91. Its
contribution increased from 26.50 per
cent in 1990-91 to 39.96 percent in
2016-17, reflecting healthy signs of
industrialisation and modernisation in
the state. The share of the electricity,
gas and water supply sector which is a
component of secondary sector has also
increased from 4.70 percent during
1990-91 to 7.32 percent during 2016-17.
Tertiary sector which is comprises
sectors like trade, transport,
communications, banking, real estate &
business services, community and
personal services has also witnessed
change in its share. Its share in
G.S.D.P. for the year 2016-17 is 44.03
percent.
Sectoral Growth
2.10 Following are the major
constituents of the economy which
attributed to 6.9 percent growth of state
economy during 2016-17.
Primary Sector
Primary Sector 2016-17 %age
(‘in crore) Inc.
/dec.
1.Agriculture and
Animal
Husbandry 9,223 -5.3
2.Forestry &
Logging 4,382 9.3
3. Fishing 86 5.8
4. Mining &
Quarrying 409 12.7
Total Primary 14,100 -0.7
2.11 Primary sector, which
includes Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing,
Mining and Quarrying, during 2016-17,
witnessed negative growth rate of
0.7 per cent, due to decerease in apple
production by nearly 40 percent as
compared to 2015-16.
Secondary Sector
Secondary Sector 2016-17
(‘in crore) Inc-
ldec.
1. Manufacturing 27,134 7.1
2. Construction 8,234 5.4
3. Electricity, Gas 7,856 2.9
& Water Supply
Total Secondary 43,224
%age 6.0 l
2.12 The secondary sector, which
comprises Manufacturing, Construction
and Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
registered a growth of 6.0 percent
during 2016-17. As compared to the last
year’s performance in these sectors the
manufacturing sector has shown a
decline in growth in 2016-17.

Tertiary Sector
Tertiary Sector 2016-17 %age
Inc.
(‘in crore)
Idec.
1.Transport, 12,359 8.2
Comm. & Trade
Hotel
2.Finance and Real 13,756 5.8
Estate
3.Community and 14,609 18.1
Personal
Services
Total Tertiary 40,724 10.7 l
Transport Storage,
Communications and Trade
2.13 This group of sectors
shows a growth of 8.2 percent during
2016-17. The transport by other means
component of this sector has shown a
growth of 4.4 percent.
Finance and Real Estate
2.14 This sector comprises
Banking and Insurance, Real Estate,
Ownership of dwellings and Business
Services. It witnessed a growth of 5.8
percent in 2016-17.
Community and Personal
Services
2.15 The growth in this sector
during 2016-17 is 18.1 percent.
Contribution of Local Bodies in the
State Gross Domestic Product (GSDP)
2.16 The overall contribution of
local bodies in the GSDP for the year
2016-17 is 0.30 percent. Table below
shows the growth of local bodies in the
State.
Percent Contribution of Local Bodies
Year(s) l Percent Contribution
2014-15 0.27
2015-16(P) 0.27
2016-17(Q) 0.30
Prospects- 2017-18
2.17 As per the advance
estimates based on the economic
performance of state upto December,
2017 the rate of economic growth of
state during 2017-18 is likely to be
6.3 percent. The state has achieved
growth rate of 6.9% in 2016-17 and
8.1% in 2015-16. The GSDP at current
prices is likely to be about ‘1,35,914
crore.
2.18 According to the advance
estimates the Per Capita Income at
current prices during 2017-18 has been
estimated at ‘1,58,462 against
‘1,46,294 in 2016-17 showing an
increase of 8.3 percent.
2.19 A brief analysis of the
economic growth in Himachal Pradesh,
however, reveals that the state has
always tried to keep pace with the all-
India growth rate as shown in
Table-2.2 be|ow:-

Table 2.2
Period
Average annual growth
rate (Percentage)
Plan l YearslYear
| H.P. | Alllndia
First Plan 1951-56
Second Plan 1956-61
Third Plan 1961-66
Annual Plans
Fourth Plan
Fifth Plan
Annual Plans
Sixth Plan
Seventh Plan
Annual Plan
Annual Plan
Eighth Plan
Ninth Plan
Tenth Plan
Eleventh Plan
Twelfth Plan
1 969-74
1 974-78
1980-85
1985-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-97
1997-02
2002-07
2007-12
2012-17
(i) 2012-13
(ii) 2013-14
(m) 2014-15
(iv) 2015-10
(v) 2010-17
2017-18
(+)1.0 (+)3.0
(+)4.4 4.1
(+)3.0 2.4
»\/-\»\/\/\/K /\/K/K/\/K/\/K/K/K/\/\/\/\/K
++++++ ++++++++++++++
~/~/~/\_/\_/~/ ~/\/\/~/\/\_/~/\_/~/~/\/\/~/\_/
1966-67 to 1968-69 .. 4.1
(+)3.0 3.4
(+)4.0 5.2
1978-79 to 1979-80 (-)3.6 0.2
(+)3.0 5.3
(+)8.8 0.0
(+)3.9 5.4
(+)0.4 0.8
(+)0.3 0.2
(+)0.4 5.0
(+)7.0 7.8
(+)8.0 8.0
(+)0.4 5.0
(+)7.1 0.4
(+)7.5 7.4
(+)8.1 8.2
(+)0.9 7.1
(+)0.3 0.5
Public Finance
2.20 The state Government
mobilizes financial resources through
direct and indirect taxes, non-tax
revenue, share of central taxes and
grants-in-aid from Central Govt. to
meet the expenditure on
administration and developmental
activities. According to the budget
estimates for the year 2017-18 (BE)
the total revenue receipts were
estimated at ‘27,714 crore as
against 26,677 crore in 2016-
17(RE). The revenue receipts
increased by 3.88 percent in
2017-18 over 2016-17.
2.21 The state’s own taxes
were estimated at ‘ 7,946 crore in
2017-18(BE) as against ‘7,217crore
in 2016-17(RE) and ‘6,699 crore in
2015-16(A). The state’s own taxes
was estimated 10.10 percent more in
2017-18 (BE) as against
2016-17 (RE).

2.22 The state’s non-tax revenue
(comprising mainly of interest
receipts, power receipts, road
transport receipts and other
administrative service etc.) was
estimated at ‘1,602 crore in
2017-18(BE). The state’s non tax
revenue was 5.78 percent of total
revenue receipts in 2017-18.
2.23 The share of central
taxes was estimated at ‘4,819 crore
in 2017-18(BE).
2.24 The break-up of the state’s
own taxes reveals that sales tax of
‘5,135 crore constitute a major
portion i.e. 40.23 percent of
total tax revenue in 2017-18. The
corresponding percentages for
the year 2016-17(RE) and
2015-16(A) were 39.0 and 38.74
percent respectively. The revenue
receipts from state excise duties
is estimated at ‘1,351 crore in
2017-18(BE)
2.25 The percentage of
revenue surplus to total GSDP for the
year 2015-16 is 1.0 percent and in
2016-17 the percentage of revenue
deficit to the total GSDP is
O.75percent.

3. INSTITUTIONAL AND BANK FINANCES
3.1 The State of Himachal
Pradesh comprises of 12 districts. The
Lead Bank responsibility has been
allocated amongst three banks viz.
PNB in 6 districts, namely Hamirpur,
Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi and
Una; UCO Bank in 4 districts namely
Bilaspur, Shimla, Solan and Sirmour
and State Bank of India in 2 districts
namely Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti. The
UCO Bank is the Convenor Bank of
State Level Bankers Committee
(SLBC). Up to September 2017, the
State has a network of 2,144 and more
than 80 percent branches are
functioning in rural areas. Banks have
opened 83 new bank branches during
October 2016 to September 2017. At
present 1,742 branches are located in
Rural areas, 311 in Semi-urban areas
and 91 are functioning at Shimla, the
only Urban Centre in the State
classified by RBI.
3.2 As per census 2011, the
average population per branch in the
State comes to 3,202 against National
level of 11,000. Public Sector Banks
(PSBs) in the State have total Branch
Network of 1,202 branches up to
September, 2017 thereby having more
than 56 percent of total branch
network of banking sector in the State.
State Bank of India (SBI) after merger
of its associate Banks have the largest
network of 352 branches followed by
Punjab National Bank having 330
branches, UCO bank is having 174
branches. Private Sector Banks have
branch network of 133 branches with
largest presence by HDFC with 67
branches followed by ICICI with 31
branches amongst Private sector
banks.
3.3 There is a Regional
Rural Bank (RRB) sponsored by PNB
namely Himachal Pradesh Gramin
Bank (HPGB) having total branch
network of 263 as on September 2017.
The Co-operative Sector Banks have
total branch network of 546 and State
apex Co-operative Bank i.e. Himachal
Pradesh Co-operative Bank (HPSCB)
have Branch network of 213 and
Kangra Central Co-operative Bank
(KCCB) is having 217 branches. In
terms of district-wise spread of bank
branches, Kangra district have highest
number of 419 bank branches and
Lahaul-Spiti has lowest number of 23
branches. The outreach of bank
services has further increased by
installation of 1,940 ATMs by various
banks. Bank has installed 122 new
ATMs in the State between
October, 2016 to September, 2017.
3.4 Banks have deployed
Business Correspondent Agents
(known as “Bank Mitras”) in sub
service areas to provide Banking
services to the far-flung areas where
Brick and Mortar Branches are not
financially viable. At present total
1,848 Bank Mitras are deployed in the
State by various banks for providing
Basic banking services in villages.
The peer banks (PSBs) in the State
viz. PNB, SBI, UCO, Canara Bank
have full-fledged controlling offices
(i.e. Regional officel Zonal officel
Circle office) in the State. Reserve
Bank of India (RBI) has its Regional
office headed by Regional Director
and NABARD has Regional office
headed by Chief General Manager at
Shimla.
3.5 The Himachal Pradesh
State Cooperative Bank Ltd. is an
apex Bank of the State, in three tier
short term credit structure of the State.
Bank is delivering banking services in
remotest of the remote areas in six

districts with a network of 218
branches and 23 extension counters,
all these branches are on CBS mode.
State Co-operative Bank is the first
State Co-operative Bank in the country
on the National financial switch
through which the customers are
getting ATM facilities all over the
Nation and about 87 own ATMs on
strategic locations. Bank has applied
to Reserve Bank of India for obtaining
licenses for 27 new branches and up
gradation of 6 Extension Counters in to
full fledged branches. Bank is also
providing anywhere money transfer
facilities through RTGSI NEFT. The
Bank is taking proactive steps towards
financial inclusion and has adopted a
BC Model in two villages with the help
of Primary Agriculture Cooperative
Societies. Government of Himachal
Pradesh has authorised the Bank to
disburse pension to the retired
government employees all across the
State. The Bank is issuing RuPay,
KCC Cards, Debit Cards and also
providing Moblie Banking, SMS Alerts
and auto renewal of FDRs facilities to
its valuable customers. Bank is
actively participating in Government of
India Social Security Scheme i.e.
PMJJBY and PMSBY.
3.6 The role and
responsibility of banks has well
recognized as a partner for
accelerating the socio-economic
growth wheel of the State. The flow of
credit in all priority areas has been
enhanced. As on September,2017
banks in the State has achieved four
National Parameters, lending to
Priority Sector, Agriculture Sector,
Weaker Section and lending to
women, out of six stipulated National
Parameters by RBI. At present, banks
have extended 72.38 percent of their
total loans to the Priority Sector
Activities viz. Agriculture, MSME,
Education Loan, Housing Loan, Micro
Credit etc.
3.7 Agriculture loans have
proportion of 23.27 percent in total
loans extended by Banks as of
September, 2017 as against National
Parameters of 18 percent set by RBI.
Moreover Advances to Weaker
Sections and Women have proportion
of 20.59 percent and 8.10 percent in
total lending by banks as against the
National Parameters of 10 percent and
5 percent respectively. Credit Deposit
Ratio (CDR) of banks in the State
stood at 44.60 percent upto
September, 2017. The position of
National Parameters is given below in
theTable-3.1
Table-3.1
Position of Key Banking Business National Parameters In Himachal Pradesh
Sr. Sector Percentage of Percentage National
No.
advances of advances Parameter in
as on as on Percentage
30.09.2016 30.09.2017
.@.°°.\‘.°‘9″4>$’°’°-‘
. Priority sector advances
. Agriculture advances
Advances to weaker sections
. Advances to women
DRI Advances
C.D. Ratio (Throat)
MSME Advances(PSC)
Advances to SC/ST (PSC)
Advances to Minorities (PSC)
68.30 72.38 40
21.16 23.27 18
15.71 20.59 10
6.00 8.10 5
0.03 0.03 1
55.64 44.60 60
40.16 37.48 –
10.28 1 1.58 –
2.46 2.36 –

Financial Inclusion initiatives:
3.8 The Financial Inclusion
denotes delivery of financial services
and products at an affordable cost to
the excluded sections of our society
and low income groups. Government
of India had launched a
comprehensive Financial Inclusion
Campaign- “Pradhan Mantri Jan-
Dhan Yojana” (PMJDY) through out
the country including Himachal
Pradesh to bring the excluded section
of our society in formal banking
system. This special campaign has
completed more than three years and
several initiatives are being taken-up
to empower the weaker sections of
society, including women small and
marginal farmers and labourers both
in rural and urban areas.
FINANCIAL INCLUSION CURRENT
STATUS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH:
A. PRADHAN MANTRI JAN
DHAN YOJANA (PMJDY):
3.9 Banks in the State have
covered all the households with at
least one Basic Saving Deposit
Account of each household. Banks
have total 10.55 lakh Basic Saving
Bank Deposit Accounts (BSBDA)
under the scheme up to September,
2017. Out of total 10.55 lakh PMJDY
accounts, banks have opened 9.20
lakh accounts in rural areas and 1.35
lakh accounts in urban areas. In the
State, banks have issued RuPay Debit
Cards to 8.06 lakh PMJDY account
holders and thus covered more than
78 percent of PMJDY accounts. Banks
have taken initiative to link the bank
account with Aadhaar number and
Mobile Number and seeded 88 percent
of PMJDY accounts up to September,
2017.
B. UNIVERSAL SOCIAL
SECURITY INITIATIVES
UNDER PMJDY SCHEME.
3.10 In the 2“ phase of
implementation of the scheme,
Government of India has launched
three Social Security Schemes as a
comprehensive social security initiative
targeted mainly at the poor and
unprivileged. The present status of
Social security scheme is mentioned
as below:-
1. MICRO INSURANCE SCHEMES:
i) PRADHAN MANTRI
SURAKSHA BIMA YOJANA-
(PMSBY):
3.11 This scheme is providing
renewable one year accidental death
cum special ability cover of ‘2.00
lakh (‘1.00 lakh for partial permanent
special ability) to all the saving bank
account holders in the age group of 18
to 70 years for a premium of \12.00
per annum per subscriber and
renewable from 15’ June every year.
Banks have 11.57 lakh subscribers
under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima
Yojana (PMSBY) up to September,
2017. The Insurance Companies have
settled nearly 220 insurance claims
under the PMSBY scheme upto
December 2017.
ii) PRADHAN MANTRI JEEVAN
JYOTI BIMA YOJANA-
(PMJJBY) :
3.12 This scheme is providing
a renewable one year life cover of
\2.00 lakh to all the saving bank
account holders in the age group of 18
to 50 years, covering death due to
any reason for a premium of ‘330.00
per annum per subscriber and
renewable from 15‘ June every year.
Banks have 3.02 lakh subscribers
under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti

Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) upto
September,2017. The Insurance
Companies have settled nearly 578
insurance claims under the scheme
upto December 2017.
2. MICRO PENSION SCHEME:
ATAL PENSION YOJANA (APY)
3.13 Atal Pension Yojana is
focused on the unorganized sector and
it provides subscribers a fixed
minimum pension of ‘1,000, 2,000,
3,000, 4,000 or 5,000 per month
starting at the age of 60 years,
depending on the contribution option
exercised on entering at the age
between 18 and 40 years. The fixed
minimum pension would be
guaranteed by the government if
regular contribution is made for 20
years. While the scheme is open to the
Bank account holders in the prescribed
age group, the Central Government
would also co-contribute 50 percent of
the total contribution or ‘1,000 per
annum, whichever is lower for a period
of 5 years for those subscribers which
are not member of any statutory social
security scheme and are not income
tax payers.
3.14 The State Government
has also provided to contribute in the
Atal Pension Yojana. The co-
contribution from State Government
toward subscribers of APY will be
made in eligible accounts subject to 50
percent of the total contribution by the
subscriber or ‘2,000 whichever is
lower. The State Government has
made a budgetary allocation of ‘10.00
crore to cover the eligible workers /
subscribers under the Atal Pension
Yojana in Himachal Pradesh in
2017-18. The State Government is
focusing on MGNREGA workers, Mid
Day Meal workers, Agriculture and
Horticulture labourers and Anganwari
workers to adopt the Atal pension
Yojana. Banks have focused on
aggressive awareness campaign
under the scheme through Camps,
press media publicity etc. In the Atal
Pension Yojana (APY), banks have
enrolled more than 46,000 subscribers
under the scheme up to September,
2017. The Department of Post is also
participating in the APY Scheme and
they have mobilized total 2,189
subscribers up to September,2017.
3. PRADHAN MANTRI MUDRA
YOJANA (PMMY):
3.15 Pradhan Mantri MUDRA
Yojana (PMMY) rolled out in the
country including Himachal Pradesh.
The smaller of the micro enterprises
mainly consist of non- farm enterprises
in Manufacturing Trading and Services
whose credit needs are below ‘10.00
lakh and all the loans given to these
segments for income generation will be
known as MUDRA loans. All advances
granted on or after 08.04.2015 falling
under this category be classified as
MUDRA loan under the scheme.
3.16 Banks in Himachal
Pradesh have sanctioned fresh loan to
the tune of ‘375.92 crore to 19,200
new micro entrepreneurs under the
Scheme in the current financial year
2017-18 up to period ended
September,2017. Banks have
cumulative position of loans disbursed
under PMMY to the tune of ‘1,057.04
crore covering 67,507 entrepreneurs up
to September,2017.
4. STAND-UP INDIA SCHEME
(SUIS):
3.17 Stand up India scheme
has been formally launched throughout
the country. Stand up India scheme
aims to encourage entrepreneurial

culture among unserved and
underserved segments of the society
represented by SC, ST and women.
3.18 The Scheme facilitate
loan from Banks between ‘10.00 lakh
and ‘1.00 crore to at least one
Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled
Tribe (ST) borrower and at least one
woman borrower per bank branch for
setting up of a new enterprise in the
field of construction, business, service
sector. (also termed as green field
enterprise). Banks have sanctioned
‘116.59 crore to 649 new enterprises
set up by SC/ST and Women
entrepreneurs under the scheme up to
September 2017.
5. FINANCIAL AWARENESS AND
LITERACY CAMPAIGNS:
3.19 Financial Literacy and
Awareness campaign plays a
significant role in reaching to the target
groups. Banks are conducting financial
Literacy campaign through the
Financial literacy Centers (FLCs) and
through its Bank Branches in Himachal
Pradesh. There are total 22 Financial
literacy Centers (FLCs) managed by
Leads Banks i.e. PNB/ SBII UCO and
Cooperative sector Banks viz. HP
State Coop Bank (HPSCB), Jogindra
Central Coop bank (JCCB) and
Kangra Central coop Bank (KCCB).
RBI has directed Rural Bank branches
to conduct the FLC camps on regular
basis at least once in a month with
special focus on digital literacy and
progress made by Banks and FLCs
are being reviewed by RBI on regular
basis.
Business Volume of Banks:
3.20 The Aggregate Deposits
of all banks operating in the State
increased from ‘93,726.96 crore as on
September, 2016 to 103,355.00 crore
as on September,2017. The deposits
of banks have grown at year over year
growth of 10.27 percent. The
Aggregate advances have also
increased from ‘34,961.91 crore as on
September, 2016 to ‘35,881.76 crore
as on September, 2017 thereby having
year over year growth of 2.63 percent.
The total banking business have
grown to ‘1,39,236.00 crore and
registered year over year growth rate
of 8.20 percent.
3.21 Public Sector Banks
(PSBs) have the largest market share
of 68 percent, RRB has market of 4
percent, Private Banks at 7 percent
and Co-operative Sector Bank have
market share of 21 percent. The
comparative data is as under in the
Table-3.2.

Table- 3.2
Comparative Data of Banks in Himachal Pradesh
(‘ in crore)
Sr.No. Item 30.09.2016 30.09.2017
Variation in September,
2017.
over September, 2016
Y-O-Y
absolute percent
1. Deposit PPD
Rural
Urban/SU
Total
Advances (OIS)
Rural
Urban/SU
Total
Total Banking
Business ( Dep+Adv)
Investment made by
Banks in State Govt.
Securities/Bonds.
CD RATIO as per
Throat Committee
Priority Sector
Advances (OIS) of
which under:
I) Agriculture
ii) MSME
m) OPS
Weaker Section Advs.
DRI Advances
Non Priority Sec. Adv.
No. of Branches
Advances to Women
Credit to Minorities
Advances to SCs/STs
60296.95
33430.01
93726.96
20247.70
14714.21
34961.91
128688.87
5064.16
55.64
23882.32
7397.90
9593.37
6891 .05
5494.18
10.27
11079.59
2061
2709.67
585.17
2455.00
68289.87
35065.19
103355.06
20827.58
15054.18
35881.76
139236.82
390.27
44.60
25974.37
8350.24
9735.61
7888.52
7389.24
10.63
9907.39
2144
2904.72
613.37
3008.42
7992.92
1635.18
9628.10
579.88
339.97
919.85
10547.95
(-) 4673.89
(-) 11.04
2092.05
952.34
142.24
997.47
1895.06
0.36
(-) 1 172.20
83
195.05
28.20
553.42
13.26
4.89
10.27
2.86
2.31
2.63
8.20
(-) 92.29
(-) 1 1.04
8.76
12.87
1.48
14.47
34.49
3.51
(-) 10.58
4.03
7.20
4.82
22.54
Performance under Annual Credit
various priority sector activities
by
Plan 2017-18
3.22 Banks prepared Annual
Credit Plan for financial year 2017-18
for disbursement of fresh loan on the
basis of potentials worked out for
NABARD. The financial targets under
Annual Credit Plan 2017-18 have
been increased by 21 percent over the
last plan outlay and fixed at 22,083.00
crore. Banks have disbursed a fresh

loans to the tune of ‘9,170.00 crore
upto September, 2017 and achieved
42 percent of Annual commitment. The
Sector-wise target vis-a-vis
achievement upto 30.09.2017 is as
under in the Table 3.3.

Table-3.3
Position as on September, 2017 at a glance
Sr. Sector
No.
Annual Targets
Targets September,
2017-18 2017
Achievement
September,
2017
Percentage
Achievement
September,
2017
.°°F~”‘:’>F~°!\’.*
Agriculture Direct
MSME
Education
Housing
Others-PS
Total Priority Sector
Loans (1 to 5)
7. Total Non Priority
Sector loans
Total Loans( 6+7)
8317.07
6122.14
772.24
2542.46
1425.35
19179.26
2903.74
22083.00
4158.54
3061.07
386.12
1271.23
712.67
9589.63
1451.87
11041.50
2920.31
3312.82
42.89
495.91
373.08
7145.01
2025.53
9170.54
70
108
11
39
52
75
140
83
Implementation of Government
Sponsored Schemes:
a) National Rural Livelihood
Mission (NRLM)
3.23 The Ministry of Rural
Development, launched flagship
program of Government of India for
promoting poverty reduction through
building strong institutions of the poor,
particularly women and enabling these
institutions to access a range of financial
services and livelihoods services. The
scheme implemented in the State
through HP State Rural Livelihood
Mission (HPSRLM), Rural Development
Department, Government of Himachal
Pradesh. Banks have been allocated the
annual target of ‘40.00 crore covering
3,285 beneficiaries under the Scheme in
the State. Banks have sanctioned
loan to the tune of ‘23.64 crore up to
(‘ in crore)
November, 2017 under NRLM scheme.
b) National Urban Livelihood
Mission (NULM)
3.24 The Government of India,
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty
Alleviation (MoHUPA), restructured the
existing Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar
Yojana (SJSRY) and launched the
National Urban Livelihoods Mission
(NULM). The Self Employment
Programme (SEP) is one of the
components (Component 4) of NULM
which will focus on providing financial
assistance through a provision of
interest subsidy on loans to support
establishment of individual and Group
Enterprises and self-Help Groups
(SHGs) of urban poor. NULM has been
implemented in Himachal Pradesh by
Urban Development Department Credit

disbursement targets of ‘10.00 crore
assigned under Self—Employment
Programme (SEP) component of DAY –
NULM for financial year 2017-18 in
Himachal Pradesh. Banks have
disbursed loans to the tune of ‘3.16
crore under NULM as of 31.10.2017.
c) Pradhan Mantri Employment
Generation Programme
(PMEGP)
3.25 Prime Minister’s
Employment Generation Programme
(PMEGP) is a credit linked subsidy
programme administered by the Ministry
of Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises, Government of India.
Khadi and Village Industries
Commission (KVIC) is the nodal agency
at national level for implementation of
the scheme. At state level the scheme is
implemented through KVIC, KVIB and
District Industries center. In financial
year 2017-18, a target of financing
2,250 new units under the scheme
allocated to Banks. The implementing
agencies have targeted to provide
margin money disbursement to the tune
of ‘4,462.98 lakh under the Scheme.
Banks have sanctioned ‘1,708.00 lakh
as margin money to the entreprenures
of 711 units till the 21.11.2017.
d) Dairy Entrepreneurship
Development Scheme (DEDS)
3.26 The Ministry of Agriculture
and Farmer Welfare, Government of
India is implementing the Dairy
Entrepreneurship Development Scheme
(DEDS) through NABARD for Dairy
sector activities. The capital subsidy
under the scheme is administered
through NABARD. Banks have
sanctioned 279 proposals involving
amount of ‘54O.76 lakh up to
September, 2017 under the DEDS.
e) Kisan Credit Cards
3.27 Banks are implementing
Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) through their
rural branches to provide adequate and
timely credit support from the banking
system under a single window to the
farmers to meet the short-term credit
requirements for cultivation of crops and
other needs. Banks have disbursed
fresh KCCs to 1,113,764 farmers
amounting to ‘1,812.53 crore up to
September, 2017. Banks have financed
total 4,08,007 farmers under KCC
scheme with amount of ‘5,757.33 crore
up to September 2017.
f) Rural Self Employment
Training Institutes (RSET|s)
3.28 Rural Self Employment
Training Institutes (RSETls) an initiative
of Ministry of Rural Development
(MoRD) to have dedicated infrastructure
at district level to impart training and
skill up gradation of rural youth geared
towards entrepreneurship development.
RSETls are managed by lead banks
with active co-operation from the MoRD
and Rural development Department of
Government of Himachal Pradesh. The
Lead Banks i.e. UCO Bank, PNB and
SBI have set up Rural Self Employment
Training Institutes (RSETls) in 10
districts of the State (except in Kinnaur
and Lahaul and Spiti districts). These
RSETls are conducting EDPs under
various Government sponsored
programmes for poverty alleviation and
to entrepreneurs under PMEGP
Schemes. RSETls have set a target of
organizing total 216 training

programmes in the year 2017-18 and
total 5,530 candidates will be trained in
the current financial year.
g) Special drive for Aadhaar
linkages with Bank account
and verification of Aadhaar in
all existing bank account with
deadline of 31 .03.2018.
3.29 Aadhaar seeding in all
bank accounts has been made
mandatory. Hence banks have to
ensure that new accounts opened from
01.06.2017 requires mandatorily
seeding of Aadhaar and existing
Accounts shall be seeded with Aadhaar
latest by 31.03.2018 failing which the
account will become inoperative In
order to complete the task of Aadhaar
seeding and authentication of all
existing bank accounts within time
frame i.e. 31.03.2018, process has
been initiated by Banks to set up
Aadhaar Enrollment and Updation
Centers in selected branches. In
Himachal Pradesh, 220 Aadhaar
Enrollment and Updation Centers are
identified by various Banks to provide
facility of Aadhaar enrolment and
updation facility.
NABARD
3.30 The National Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD) has strengthened its
association with the developmental
process substantially for Integrated
Rural Development in the recent years
by initiatives encompassing a wide
range of activities viz. Development of
Rural Infrastructure, Micro Credit, Rural
Non-Farm Sector, Minor Irrigation and
other agricultural sectors, besides
strengthening the rural credit delivery
system in the State. The active support
from NABARD is generating
tremendous social and economic
benefits in the rural areas of the state. In
addition to its own schemes, NABARD
is also implementing centrally
sponsored credit linked subsidy
schemes of Government of India, like
Dairy Entrepreneurship Development
Schemes (DEDS), Solar Schemes,
National Livestock Mission (NLM), Agri-
clinics and Agribusiness centres etc.
Rural Infrastructure
3.31 Government of India had
created Rural Infrastructure
Development Fund (RIDF) within
NABARD in the year 1995-96. Under
this scheme, concessional loans are
given by NABARD to State Government
and State owned Corporations for the
completion of on going projects as also
to start new projects in certain selected
sectors. This scheme has also been
extended to Panchayati Raj Institutions,
Self Help Groups and Non-Government
Organizations for development of
various location specific infrastructures
having a direct bearing on society and
the rural economy.
3.32 The development of
infrastructure in rural areas through
Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
(RIDF), since its inception in 1995-96,
has emerged as NABARD’s major
intervention in partnership with the State
Governments. The fund has continued
with the yearly allocations in the
successive Union Budgets. Under this
scheme, loans are given by NABARD to
State Governments and State owned
Corporations for completion of on going
projects as also to execute new projects
in selected sectors. RIDF initially
focused on execution of incomplete
projects mainly under irrigation sector,

however, financing over the years have
become broad based covering 36
eligible activities classified into
Agriculture and related sectors, social
sector and rural connectivity.
3.33 From an initial allocation of
‘15.00 crore under RIDF-I from the year
1995-96, the allocation to the State has
now reached the level of 510.60 crore
under RIDF-XXIII (2017-18). RIDF has
played an important role in development
of diversified sectors like irrigation,
roads and bridges, flood protection,
drinking water supply in addition to
primary education, veterinary services,
watershed development, IT
infrastructure etc. In recent years,
innovative project for development of
poly-houses and micro irrigation
systems have been supported, a trend
setter for development of agri-business
and sustainable farming on commercial
lines.
3.34 Financial assistance of
‘6,75O.86 crore has been sanctioned
under RIDF for implementation of 5,399
projects as on 315‘ December, 2017 to
the state including rural roads/bridges,
irrigation, rural drinking water, and
education, animal husbandry etc. During
the current financial year 2017-18, an
amount of ‘510.6O crore has been
sanctioned under RIDF-XXIII upto 31*’
December, 2017. An amount of ‘401.50
crore has been disbursed up to 31st
December,2017 to the State
Government raising the cumulative
disbursement to ‘4,854.70 crore.
3.35 After the implementationl
completion of the sanctioned projects,
drinking water will be made available to
more than 42.73 lakh persons 8,151 km.
road will become motorable, 2,804 mtrs.
span bridges will be constructed and
1,25,761 hectares land will be benefited
through irrigation projects.
3.36 In addition, about 27,317
hectare land will be protected from flood
damages through protection measures,
6,219 hectare land will be covered
under watershed projects. An area
equivalent to 231 hectare of farm lands
will be brought under poly-houses with
micro irrigation systems on farmer fields.
In addition, 2,921 rooms in Primary
Schools, 64 Science Laboratories in
Secondary Schools, 25 l.T. centres and
397 Veterinary Hospitalsl Artificial
Insemination Centres have already been
constructed.
NABARD Infrastructure Development
Assistance (NIDA)
3.37 NABARD earlier in
2011-12 started a line of credit for State
owned institutionsl corporations with
sustained income streams, both on-
budget and off-budget, for creating rural
infrastructure outside the ambit of RIDF
borrowing. This opened new avenues
for creating rural infrastructure in non
traditional areas. In order to further
widen the scope of financing rural
infrastructure, financing through Public
Private Partnership (PPP) mode is a
major thrust area under NIDA.
Infrastructure projects largely benefitting
the rural areas and covered in a
harmonized list of projects as approved
by the Government of lndial Reserve
Bank of India and activities covered
under RIDF and Rurban mission are
also eligible for funding under the PPP.

Food Processing Fund (FPF)
3.38 NABARD has established
a food processing Fund with a corpus of
‘2,000 crore for the year 2014-15 for
providing financial assistance for
establishing the designated food parks
and also for setting up of individual foodl
agro processing units in the designated
Food Parks with the purpose to provide
impetus to development of food
processing sector on cluster basis in the
country to reduce wastage of
agricultural produce and to create
employment opportunities, especially in
rural areas. Cremica Mega Food Park
Pvt. Ltd. Singha, Una is being
established with a financial assistance
of ‘32.94 crore under the fund of which
‘24.76 crore has been disbursed as on
31.12.2017.
Refinance Support
3.39 NABARD extended
financial support amounting to 728.92
crore during 2016-17 and 551.56 crore
during 2017-18 upto 31$‘ December,
2017 to the banks operating in the State
by extending refinance disbursement for
diverse activities viz. Rural housing,
small road transport operators, land
development, minor irrigation, dairy
development, self help group, farm
mechanization, poultry, plantation and
horticulture, sheep! goatl piggery
rearing, packing and grading house
activity and other sectors. NABARD also
supplemented the efforts of Coperative
Banks and RRBs, for crop loan
disbursement in the State by
sanctioning ST (SAO) credit limit of
‘920.00 crore against which the banks
have drawn refinance assistance of
‘920.00 crore on 31.03.2017. During
2017-18 credit limit of ‘920.00 crore was
sanctioned and against it a total
disbursement of \479.26 crore has been
made as on 31.12.2017. A part from
this, NABARD has introduced a new
product “Additional Short Term
(Seasonal Agriculture Operation)” in
2016-17 to meet the additional short
term requirement to Cooperative Banks
and RRBs. Under this fund, NABARD
has sanctioned a sum of ‘90.00 crore to
HPSCB in 2017-18 and 40.00crore to
HPGB in 2017-18.
Micro Credit
3.40 The Self Help Group
(SHG) movement has spread across the
state and is now on a firm base. The
movement has been upscaled with
support in the human resources and
financial products. In Himachal Pradesh
the cumulative number of credit linked
Self Help Groups were stood at 45,735
covering 6.60 lakh rural households
against 13.12 lakh total rural households
in the state with a total loan outstanding
of ‘110.42 crore as on 315‘ March,2017.
Women Self Help Groups programme is
being implemented by NABARD,
through local NGOs, in two districts viz.
Mandi, Sirmaur with grant support of
‘29.55 crore and target of formation and
credit linkage of 1,500 and 1,455
Women SHGs respectively. As on
31.12.2017, cumulative 2,832 Women
Self Help Groups have been saving
linked and 2,611 Women SHGs have
been credit linked.
3.41 The announcement in
Union Budget 2014-15, financing of
Joint Farming Groups “Bhoomi Heen
Kissan” (landless farmers) has further

given credence to effort of NABARD in
innovating and reaching out to the
landless farmers through Joint Liability
Groups mode of financing. As on 31*‘
March, 2017 nearly 2,084 Joint Liability
Groups have been provided credit
amounting to ‘689.66 lakh by banks in
the State. For propagating “Self Help
Groups Bank Linkage Programme” and
“Joint Liability Group“ scheme NABARD
is partnering with about 50 Self Help
Promoting Institutions! Joint Liability
Promoting Institutions in the State.
During the year 2017-18, NABARD has
sanctioned ‘10.00 lakh to Himachal
Pradesh Gramin Bank for promotion and
credit linkage of 500 JLGs over a period
of 3 years. Further, NABARD facilitates
short duration skill development training
for SHG members, having availed credit
facility from banks. During 2017-18 (up
to 31.12.2017) 30 number of Micro
Entrepreneurship Development
Programme (MEDPs) have been
sanctioned to various SHPI partners,
which resulted into 900 SHG members
got training for undertaking livelihood
activity either individually or in group
mode. Further one Livelihood Enterprise
Development Programme (LEDP) have
been sanctioned during the year 2017-
18 for training and entrepreneurship
development of 90 SHG members.
Farm Sector Initiatives
3.42 A total number of 3,153
Farmers Clubs have been promoted in
the state as on 315′ December 2017
covering 38,836 farmers from 6,011
villages. A Federation of Farmers Clubs
formed in Sirmaur district and another in
Bilaspur district is working for the
welfare of farmers.
a) Watershed Development
3.43 In addition to 10
Watershed development projects
another watershed project has been
sanctioned in Bhangal Khad for the
year 2017-18 in Sirmaur District with
grant assistance of ‘13.7O lakh with
ARAVALI NGO. So far, an amount of
\654.43 lakh has been disbursed under
the projects against the sanctioned
amount of ‘ 956.80 lakh. During the year
2017-18,up to 31.12.2017 an amount of
84.62 lakh was released. All the
projects cover an area of about 12,489
hectares and 6,340 households from
119 villages. These projects would result
not only in raising the water availability
but prove to be an important mechanism
for environment protection besides
increasing productivity and income of
the farmers and conserving the
diminishing pastures, thus facilitating
animal husbandry also.
b) Tribal Development through
the Tribal Development Fund
(TDF)
3.44 In addition to four projects
under tribal development fund NABARD,
Regional Officer, Shimla has sanctioned
another project with total financial
support of ‘873.52 lakh including grant
assistance of ‘817.22 lakh and loan
assistance of ‘56.30 lakh covering 1,725
families. As on 31.12.2017, Pangi Block
of Chamba district has given the grant
assistance of ‘16O.25 lakh. These
projects aims at setting up of Wadis
(small orchards) as well as dairy units in
selected villages covering about 1,149
acres of area for plantation of Mango,
Kinnow, Lemon, Apple, Walnut, Pear,
Wild Apricot. The projects are expected

to provide tribals with an opportunity to
raise their income level through the wadi
and dairy initiatives.
c) Support through the Farm
Sector Promotion Fund (FSPF)
3.45 Under FSPF, 23 projects
and 17 seminarsl workshopsl fairsl
Apple exhibiton have been funded so
far with a grant assistance of
‘210.61 lakh. So far up to 31.12.2017 a
grant assistance of ‘174.27 lakh has
been released for the purpose. These
projects pertain to validation and
promotion of fixed bee hives for rearing
indigenous honey bee (Apis cerena),
Promotion and Replication of System of
Rice intensification (SRI) method for
sustainable livehood, Project for
Agricultural Development with focus on
System of Wheat intensification,
Conservation of Chilgoza pines,
cultivation of medicinal and aromatic
and spice crops, production of exotic
vegetables for sustainable farming and
farmers training and demonstration on
production and protection technology of
temperate fruits in far flung areas.
Through the projects and seminarsl
workshops! fairs about 30,000 farmers
have been benefitted.
d) Promotion of Farmer Producer
Organisation (FPOs)
3.46 Ministry of Agriculture,
Government of India, has allocated a
budget of ‘200.00 crore for formation of
2,000 Farmer Producer Organisations in
the country. In the State of Himachal
Pradesh, NABARD has sanctioned a
grant of ‘489.24 lakh to 18 NGOs for
formation / promotion of 54 FPOs in
Shimla, Mandi, Kinnaur, Sirmaur,
Chamba, Kangra, Hamirpur, Bilaspur,
Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti
districts.These FPOs will undertake
production, primary processing and
marketing of vegetables, medicinal and
aromatic plants and flowers on
aggregation basis. As on 31$‘ December
2017, an amount of ‘204.21 lakh has
been released, 18 new FPOs have been
sanctioned during 2017-18.
e) Umbrella Programme on
Natural Resource Management
(UPNRM)
3.47 NABARD has been
implementing NRM based projects like
watershed and Wadi projects for the
past 16 years under lndo-German
collaboration with support from KFW
and GTZ. With a view to restructure
bilateral cooperation in the field of NRM,
the Government of India and Germany
have launched an UPNRM. NABARD
and German Development Cooperation
have been identified as the two strategic
partners in the programme. The
objective of the programme is to reduce
poverty by creating livelihood
opportunities, increasing farm income,
strengthening the agriculture value
chain and conserving the natural
resources. To achieve environmental
friendly economic growth across all
strata of society, UPNRM supports
projects that link natural resource
management with livelihood
improvements of the rural poor. In the
State, up to 2017-18 (31.12.2017)
financial assistance of ‘40.14 lakh has
been sanctioned by Himachal Pradesh
Regional Office of NABARD under
UPNRM projects.
Rural Non-Farm Sector
3.48 NABARD has identified
Rural Non-Farm Sector as one of the

thrust areas of development. It is
providing refinance support to
Commercial Banksl RRBs and
Cooperative Banks for development of
Rural Non-Farm sector in the State.
NABARD is also supporting Swarojgar
Credit Card (SCC) Scheme by way of
refinance, for the benefit of rural artisans
and other small entrepreneurs,
by keeping provision of timely and
adequate credit for working capital or
block capital or both to them. In addition
to providing refinance for production and
marketing of Rural Non-Farm
products, NABARD is providing financial
assistance for promotion of skilll
entrepreneurship development amongst
the Rural Youth, Training by Master
Craftsman, Rural Development and Self
Employment Training Institutes.
RUDSETI type of institutes engaged in
training rural youth in various activities
having potential for employment and
income generation.
Ground Level Credit Flow
3.49 The credit flow at the
ground level during 2016-17 for Priority
Sector aggregated ‘12,926.18 crore
representing an increase of 23.14
percent over 2015-16. The target for
2017-18 has been fixed at ‘19,179.26
crore for various banks based on
Potential Linked Credit Plans prepared
by NABARD. Till 30″‘September, 2017,
the achievement against this was
‘7,145.00 crore. NABARD has been
preparing the district level Potential
Linked Credit Plans (PLPs) on an
annual basis for all districts of the State
which reflect in a realistic way the
ground level potentials, as also the
credit and non-credit linkages needed
for achieving the targets envisaged. The
PLPs are prepared based on detailed
discussionsl interaction with various
stakeholders viz. State Govt, District
Administration, Banks, NGOs, farmers
and other related agencies. Broad
sector wise PLP projections for 2018-19
has been assessed at ‘22,389.31 crore
for Himachal Pradesh.
Financial Inclusion
3.50 Financial Inclusion is the
process of ensuring access to
appropriate financial products and
services needed by all sections of the
society in general and vulnerable
groups such as weaker sections and
low income groups in particular at an
affordable cost in fair and transparent
manner by mainstream institutional
players. Government of India
constituted two funds viz. Financial
Inclusion Fund (FIF) to provide impetus
to financial inclusion initiates in the
country. The following interventions FIF
have been made by NABARD in
Himachal Pradesh to scale up Financial
Inclusion drive.
3.51 The objective of FIF is to
support “developmental and promotional
activities” with a view to securing greater
financial inclusion, particularly among
weaker sections, low-income groups
and in backward regions/ hither to
unbanked areas. NABARD continued to
manage FIF for meeting the cost of
developmental and promotional
interventions. NABARD has
sanctioned a support of ‘421.27 lakh in
financial year 2017-18 to Banks and
NGOs for spreading Financial Literacy
and strengthening Banking
Infrastructure of the State. The
cumulative support granted till date
under FIF is as under:
i) Digital Programme: NABARD
with the motto of spreading

Financial Awareness has
sanctioned 6,420 financial
literacy Awareness Programme
to commercial banks, Co-
operative Bank and RRB with a
cumulative sanction of ‘321.00
lakh up to 31.12.2017.
Addressing Connectivity
issues of the State: To address
the connectivity issues of the
State, setting up of solar powered
V-SAT/ Non-solar powered
V-SATs on CAPEX or OPEX
model was taken up. In this
connection, NABARD has
sanctioned ‘535.56 lakh for
covering 247 sub Service Areas
of SBI, PNB, UCO and HPGB
Banks.
Financial Awareness through
Audio Jingles: NABARD has
granted a cumulative sanction of
‘20.00 lakh to BIG FM and Radio
Mirchi for spreading Financial
Awareness through broadcasting
of audio jingles in Himachal
Pradesh.
Bank Sakhi Model: NABARD
has sanctioned a project of 50
Bank sakhis to HPGB, Mandi
involving an amount ‘14.50 lakh
wherein SHG Leaders/ Members
will work as BC agents in the
villages thereby thrusting the
financial inclusion drive in the
state.
Promotion of Cashless
Transaction:
i) NABARD has sanctioned
‘1.20 crore to HPGB for
deploying 2,000 PoS
machines in 1,000 villages
of Himachal Pradesh.
ii) NABARD has given
support of ‘30.00 lakh for
capital expenditure i.e. for
purchasing training
equipment and
maintenance thereof to all
10 RSETls in Himachal
Pradesh.
m) NABARD will also ensure
coverage of 1.24 lakh
Kissan Credit Card holders
in Himachal Pradesh
through Rupay Kisan
credit thereby enabling the
farmers to move towards
the cashless front of the
economy.
iv) NABARD has also given
support of ‘65.75 lakh to
HPGB for setting up of 263
Micro ATMs in its
branches to promote
digital banking and is also
sanctioning Mobile Demo
Vans to Co-operative
Banks and RRB for
spreading awareness
about digital banking in the
State.
New Business Initiatives
Financial Assistance to Producers
Organisation (PODF)
3.52 In order to support and
finance Producers Organisations,
NABARD has set up the “Producers
Organisations Development Fund”. The
fund has been set up to support any
registered producers organization viz.,
Producers Company, Producers
Cooperatives, registered Farmer
Federations, Mutually Aided
Cooperative Societies, Industrial
Cooperative Societies, other registered
federations, PACS, etc. set up by

producers to meet the needs of the
producers (farmers, artisans, handloom
weavers, etc.) by providing timely credit
(mix of loan and limited grant), capacity
building of producers, strengthening of
Producers‘ Organisations.
Financial assistance to PACS for
taking up Multi Service Activities
3.53 In order to enable PACS to
provide more services to their members
and generate income for themselves, an
initiative has been taken to develop
PACS as Multi service Centres for
enabling the PACS to provide ancillary
services to their members and for
creating additional business avenues
and diversify its activities. In the year
2017-18 (up to 31.12.2017) financial
assistance of 7.20 lakh has been
sanctioned by NABARD.
Financial Assistance to
Federations
3.54 In order to strengthen
Marketing Federations/ Cooperatives in
the marketing and other agriculture
activities a separate line of credit, viz.
Credit Facilities to Federations has been
made available for the Marketing
Federations/ Cooperatives to promote
the marketing of agriculture produce and
other agriculture activities. Marketing
Federations/ Cooperatives having PACS
and other producers‘ organisations, as
members / shareholders are eligible to
avail financial assistance under this
scheme. Financial assistance will be
available in the form of short term loan
for crop procurement under Minimum
Support Price Scheme (MSP) and
supply of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides,
plant protection, etc to the farmers and
in the form of long term loan for post
harvest handling including sorting and
grading, primary processing, marketing
etc. Such Federations/ Cooperatives
should also be supported for providing
agro advisory services and market
information through e-agriculture
marketing.
Financial Assistance to
Cooperative Banks
3.55 NABARD has been
traditionally providing refinance support
to District Co-operative Banks through
State Cooperative Banks. NABARD has
designed a Short Term Multi purpose
Credit Product for financing the CCBs
directly for meeting working capital and
farm asset maintenance needs of the
individual borrowers and affiliated
Primary Agricultural Cooperative
Societies (PACS). A cash credit limit of
\150.00 crore was sanctioned to Kangra
CCB for the year 2017-18.
Government Sponsored Schemes:
3.56 With a view to provide
sustainable employment opportunities to
members of SHGs and rural folks to
increase their income level and also to
increase milk production in the state by
better cattle and milk management,
through DEDS scheme of Government
of India. During 2017-18 up to
31.12.2017 297.23 lakh subsidy has
been disbursed to 294 beneficiaries.
3.57 In addition to this, three
more Government sponsored Schemes
namely Agriclinic and Agribusiness
centres Scheme, Scheme for
commercial production Units of organic
inputs under National Project on
Organic Farming, and National
Livestock Mission are operational in the
state under which subsidy is routed
through NABARD.

NABCONS
3.58 NABARD Consultancy
Services (NABCONS) is a wholly owned
subsidiary promoted by National Bank
for Agriculture and Rural Development
(NABARD) and is engaged in providing
consultancy in all spheres of agriculture,
rural development and allied areas.
Nabcons leverages on the core
competence of the NABARD in the
areas of agricultural and rural
development, especially multi
disciplinary projects, banking,
institutional development, infrastructure,
training, etc. The broad areas of specific
competence in which the consultancy
assignments are taken up by NABARD
Consultancy Services are feasibility
studies, project formulation, appraisal,
financing arrangement, project
management and monitoring,
concurrent and impact evaluation,
restructuring of agri-business units,
vision documentation, development
administration and reforms, institution
development and turnaround of rural
financial institutions, performance rating
of rural agencies, bank supervision,
policy and action research studies,
seminars on rural development themes,
micro finance related training, exposure
visits and capacity building, training of
trainers and building up training
institutions, non-farm enterprise
promotion.
3.59 In the State of Himachal
Pradesh, NABCONS has completed the
following major assignments with a
quality benchmark and high level of
client satisfaction;
i) Third party inspection of Border
Area Development Programmes
in kinnaur and lahaul-Spiti
districts.
ii) Third party evaluation of
interventions under Rashtriya
Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY)
m) Evaluation of the poly house
scheme under Pt. Deen Dayal
Kisan Bagwan Samridhi Yojna.
iv) Preparation of DPRs, survey and
investigations of Japan
International Co-operative
Agency projects in Mandi and
Kangra districts.
v) Management Consultancy for
CAI CS stores and Mandi
Automation for Himachal Pradesh
Marketing Board.
vi) Preparation of State Irrigation
Plan (SIP) District Irrigation Plan
(DIP) under Prime Minister Krishi
Sinchai Yojna (PMKYS) for 12
districts in the State.
vii) Evaluation of special central
Assistance to Scheduled Caste
Sub Plan Schemes in the State.
vm) Feasibility Study for setting up of
12 Controlled Atmosphere (CA)
stores/ cold Stores in the State.
ix) Design, Development,
Implementation and Maintenance
of Mandi Management
Information System in APMCs.
x) Appraisal of projects for Kangra
Central Co-operative Bank Ltd.
Institutional Development
3.60 NABARD provides
assistance to Cooperative Credit
Structure (CCS) for capacity building
and creation of infrastructure as well as
for introduction and better use of
Information technology. NABARD
created an exclusive and dedicated fund
viz. Cooperative Development Fund
(CDF) for this purpose. Assistance from
the fund is provided to State
Cooperative bank run training institute
(ACSTI Shimla), District Central
Cooperative banks and Primary
Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS). A

total amount of ‘43.40 lakh was
sanctioned during 2016-17 for
development of cooperatives in the
state.
Financial Assistance
i) NABARD has been extending
financial support to different
cooperative training institutions
(CTls) under SOFTCOB out of
CDF to facilitate the effective
training delivery and support their
training capacities. During the
year 2016-17, NABARD
extended financial support of
‘31.80 lakh to Agriculture
Cooperative Staff Training
Institute (ACSTI) established by
Himachal Pradesh State
Cooperative Bank (HPSCB) for
capacity building of staff of
cooperative credit institutions.
Assistance helped in the capacity
building of 747 workers through
27 training programmes. During
2017-18 as on 31.12.2017,
financial support of ‘10.12 lakh
was given to ACSTI under
SOFTCOB.
ii) An amount of ‘3.00 lakh was
provided as grant to O4 Primary
Agricultural Cooperative
Societies (PACS) for
infrastructure development viz.
Almirah, Safe for cash, Computer
and other furniture items. The
support provided by NABARD
helped the PACS in improvement
of their image and ensuring better
service to their members.
m) An assistance of ‘0.60 lakh was
sanctioned to the Jogindra
Central Cooperative Bank, Solan
for upgradation of the information
technology and establishment of
helpdesk in the bank. The
infrastructure provided helped the
bank to attend to operational
issues faced by it and sort them
out immediately.
NABARD’s initiatives for Climate
Change in Himachal Pradesh
3.61 NABARD has been
designated National Implementing Entity
(NIE) for Adaptation Fund (AF), Green
Climate Fund (GCF) set up under
United Nation’s Framework convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and for
‘National Adaptatiion Fund for climate
change (NAFCC) set up by the Ministry
of Environment, Forests and Climate
Change.
3.62 NABARD in its efforts to
meet the future challenges of climate
change has facilitated the preparation,
development and sanction of a project
on ‘Sustained Livelihoods of Agriculture
Dependent Communities in Drought

Prone District of Himachal Pradesh
through Climate Smart Solutions‘ in
Sirmaur District from the Executing
Entity (EE) i.e. Department of
Environment, Science and Technology,
Government, of Himachal Pradesh. The
MoEF and CC has sanctioned ‘20.00
crore for the project. An amount of
‘3.30 crore has since been released by
NABARD as on 315‘ December, 2017.

4. EXCISE AND TAXATION
4.1 The Department of Excise
and Taxation is a major revenue earning
department of the Government of
Himachal Pradesh. During the year
2016-17 revenue collected under VAT
was ‘4,381.91 crore, which is 71 per
cent of total revenue collected i.e.
‘6,171.00 crore. During the year
2016-17 revenue of ‘1,307.87 crore, has
been collected under the head 0039-
State Excise against the target of
‘1,351.49 crore which was 21.19 per cent
of total revenue collection and remaining
7.81 per cent collection was under the
HP Passenger and Goods Tax Act,
HP Luxury Tax Act, HP Certain Goods
Carried by Road Tax Act.
HP Entertainment Tax Act and H.P. Toll
Tax Act.
The Government has fixed
a target of ‘145.27 crore in respect of
Head of Account 0042-PGT and ‘409.14
crore in respect of OTD-0045 for the
financial year 2017-18 which is 9
percent higher than the previous
financial year 2016-17.
4.2 The Department has
provided different facilities and the
targets fixed for these facilities have
been described below:-
0 Assessing Authority has been
authorized to sanction the refund
up to ‘10.00 lakh. Earlier this limit
was ‘5.00 lakh.
– Dealers having taxable turnover
up to ‘30.00 lakh were allowed to
opt for composition scheme.
Earlier this limit was ‘25.00 lakh.
Criteria for deemed assessment
were widened as under:-
Turnover limit for deemed
assessment was increased from
‘1.00 crore to ‘1.5 crore.
Limit of input tax credit was
increased to ‘8.00 lakh from
‘5.00lakh.
Limit of claim of refund was
increased to ‘5.00 lakh from
‘3.00 lakh.
VAT rate on motor-spirit has
been decreased from 27 per cent
to 26 per cent w.e.f. 30″‘
December, 2017.
VAT rate on diesel has been
decreased from 16 per cent to 15
per cent w.e.f. 30″‘ December
2017.
Himachal Pradesh became 4”‘
State in India to implement the
Goods and Sen/ice Tax
2017(GST). As a result, Himachal
Pradesh VAT Act-2005, Himachal
Pradesh Tax on Entry of Goods
in to Local Area Act-2010,
Himachal Pradesh Central Sales
Tax Rules-1970, Himachal
Pradesh Entertainment Duty
Act-1968 and Himachal Pradesh
Tax on Luxuries (On Hotels and
Lodging Houses) Act-1979 have
been subsumed in HPGST.
The facility of e-payment for the
collection of taxes under the
Himachal Pradesh Passengers
and Goods Act-1955 and the
Himachal Pradesh Taxation
Act,1999 has been started since
September, 2017.

Online issuance of New Licenses
L-1D, L-13D, L-1S, L-13S, L-1W
and L-13W madelive.
Digitally signed online e-retail
passes made available.
Online facility for generation of
e-Way Bill (VAT-XXVI-A) under
HPGST Act and Rules as notified
by Government of Himachal
Pradesh.
Online facility for issuance of
online provisional license, license
and passes of sub-vend.
Tax payment by unregistered
dealers for payment of Allied
TABLE 4.1
Taxes made live and available to
the dealersl stakeholders of the
State.
Excise Act-2011 which state for
confiscation of vehicles used for
smuggling of liquor has been
stipulated since 18.08.2012.
The affixing of EALs/ Holograms
on each and every bottle of IMFS
and country liquor has been
made compulsory to ensure
providing of qualitative liquor to
the consumers.
GROWTH OF REVENUE RECEIPTS
(‘ in crore)
lState Excise l Sales Tax |
PGT
l OTD
1 Total
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03 237.42
2003-04 280.21
2004-05 299.90
2005-06 328.97
2006-07 341.86
2007-08 389.57
2008-09 431.83
2009-10 500.72
2010-11 562.95
2011-12 707.36
2012-13 809.86
2013-14 951.95
2014-15 1044.14
2015-16 1131.22
2016-17 1307.87
2017-18 958.66
Up to
December,
2017
209.17
236.28
302.05
355.03
333.33
436.75
542.37
723.93
914.45
1092.47
1243.31
1433.13
2103.39
2476.73
2723.21
3141.09
3330.57
3992.99
4331.91
2257.le<v/tn 1036.23(GST) 43.05 34.26 31.45 33.96 38.42 42.61 50.22 55.12 62.39 88.74 93.26 94.36 101.39 104.94 110.04 115.28 121.37 87.23 52.60 63.74 75.10 85.24 97.83 124.14 118.64 137.16 169.00 197.13 283.35 294.96 331.88 326.26 365.01 375.26 359.85 273.85 606.87 689.36 727.30 836.16 978.52 1222.70 1425.17 1674.32 1909.53 2274.75 3042.95 3573.46 3971.35 4524.24 5179.76 5614.75 6171.00 4613.15 36 5. PRICE MOVEMENT Price Situation 5.1 Containment of Inflation is in the priority list of Government. Inflation hurts the common man most as their income is not indexed to prices. Inflationary tendencies are measured by Wholesale Price Index (WPI). The Wholesale Price Index at National level during the month of December,2016 was 111.7 which increased to 115.7(P) in the month of December, 2017 showing an inflation rate of (+)3.58 percent. The month-wise average Wholesale Price Index Numbers for the year 2017-18 depicting inflation rate is given in the Table 5.1 below:- Table-5.1 All India Wholesale Price Index No.(Base 2011-12=100) Month ‘ 2012-13 ‘ 2013-14 ‘ 2014-15 ‘Z015-16 ‘ 2016-17 ‘ 2017-18 Inflation rate April May June July August September October November December January February March 104.7 105.3 105.3 106.2 106.9 107.6 107.4 107.3 107.1 108.0 108.4 108.6 108.6 108.6 110.1 111.2 112.9 114.3 114.6 114.3 113.4 113.6 113.6 114.3 114.1 114.8 115.2 116,7 117.2 116.4 115.6 114,1 112.1 110.8 109.6 109,9 110.2 111.4 111.8 111.1 110.0 109.9 110.1 109.9 109.4 108.0 107.1 107.7 109.0 110.4 111.7 111.8 111.2 111.4 111.5 111.9 111.7 112.6 113.0 113.2 113.2 112.9 112.7 113.9 114.8 114.9 115.6 116,3 115.7 3.85 2.26 0.90 1.88 3.24 3.14 3.68 3.93 3.58 Average 106.9 112.5 113.9 109.7 111.6 114.1 P: Provisional 5.2 The price situation in Himachal Pradesh remained under constant watch. The Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department of the State has been keeping constant vigil on the price situation and maintained the mechanism of supplying the essential consumer commodities to the public through a network of 4,922 fair price shops. In order to monitor food insecurity and vulnerability issues the Department of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs is also implementing Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Mapping System (FIVIMS) through G.l.S. As a result of various measures by the State Government the prices of essential commodities remained under control. Consumer Price Index (CPI) IW (Base 2001=100) of Himachal Pradesh increased at slightly higher rate as compared to the National level. The C.P.l. for industrial workers in Himachal Pradesh increased by only 5.28 percent in December, 2017 against 4.00 percent at National level. Further, in order to check hoarding, profiteering and other malpractices in the sale and distribution of essential commodities of mass consumption, the State Government is vigorously enforcing various Orders/ Acts. A system of regular weekly monitoring of prices of essential commodities continued during the year by the department of Economics and Statistics so that effective measures can be taken in time to check undue price rise. Table – 5.2 Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers in H.P. (Base 2001=100) change over Month 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Percentage previous year April May June July August September October November December January February March 185 201 219 185 205 219 186 208 221 192 213 227 195 214 229 195 215 228 195 217 227 196 218 225 196 213 224 198 214 225 199 215 225 199 217 226 227 237 229 238 230 241 233 246 234 246 236 245 239 248 241 248 238 246 237 251 237 252 236 253 4.64 3.78 3.73 4.47 5.28 5.31 4.03 4.83 5.28 Average 193 213 225 235 246 TabIe- 5.3 Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers of All India (Base 2001=100) Month 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Percentage change over previous year April May June July August September October November December January February March 205 226 242 206 228 244 208 231 246 212 235 252 214 237 253 215 238 253 217 241 253 218 243 253 219 239 253 221 237 254 223 238 253 224 239 254 256 271 258 275 261 277 263 280 264 278 266 277 269 278 270 277 269 275 269 274 267 274 268 275 2.21 1.09 1.08 1.79 2.51 2.88 3.23 3.97 4.00 Average 215 236 251 265 276 38 6. FOOD SECURITY AND CIVIL SUPPLIES Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS) 6.1 One of the main constituent of the Government strategy for poverty alleviation is Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) which ensures availability of essential commodities like Wheat, Wheat Atta, Rice, Levy Sugar etc., through a net work of 4,922 Fair Price Shops. The total families for distribution of essential items have been divided in two categories viz; 1) National Food Security Act (NFSA) (Eligible Household) i) Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ii) Priority Households 2) Other than NFSA (APL) 6.2 In the State, the TPDS, having total ration cards 18,38,036 covering cards population 77,43,946. These card holders are provided with essential commodities through the network of 4,922 fair price shops which constitutes 3,221 Cooperative Societies, 14 Panchayat, 71 Civil Supplies Corporation, 1,609 Individual and 7 Mahila Mandals in the State. 6.3 Distribution of essential commodities during the year 2017-18, upto December, 2018. Sr. No. Name of Commodity Table-6.1 Unit Distribution of items upto December,2017 9″:‘>F*°!\>.-‘
Wheat/Atta APL
Rice APL
Wheat BPL/Atta BPL/Atta PHH
Rice BPL/PHH
Wheat (AAY/NFSA and Atta
NFSA)
Rice (AAY/NFSA)
Rice Annapurna
Rice (M.D.M).
Levy Sugar!
Sugar (N FSA/APL)
10- Pulses
11- lodised Salt
12- Refined Oil
13- Mustard Oil
$°9°.*’.°°
M.T. 1,10,296
M.T. 66,956
M.T. 18,508
M.T. 16,600
M.T. 79,277
M.T. 63,834
M.T. 22
M.T. 11,088
M.T. 28,027
M.T. 35,432
M.T. 10,284
K.L. 2,9 42
K.L. 24,060

6.4 Presently, following food and H.P. State subsidised schemes
items are being distributed under TPDS which is as under :-
Table- 6.2
Sr. ‘ Per Ration Card l Distribution (Quantity)
No
1 Pulses
2 Edible oil
3 lodised salt
4 Non- NFSA
i) APL
ii) BPL
m) For Annapurna
card holder
5 NFSA
For AAY ration card
holder
For Priority Households
Dal Urd Sabut, Dal Channa, Dal Malka, Dal Rajmah, Kabuli Channa,
Dal Black Masar, Moong Sabut (Consumer will be given choice to
opt for 3 pulses out of 7 pulses.
(Mustard and Soya Refined Oil) One litre having 1 and 2 members
and 2 litre having 3 and above family members.
One Kg. lodised salt
Rate of Dal Urd Sabut ‘35.00 per Kg., Dal Channa ‘45.00 per Kg.,
Dal Malka ‘30.00 per Kg., Rajmah ‘45.00 per Kg., Kabuli channa
70.00 per Kg., Black Masar ‘25.00 per Kg., Moong Sabut ‘40.00
per Kg., I. Salt ‘4.00 per Kg., Edible oil (Mustard Oil 72.00 per
Litre and Soya Refined Oil ‘62.00 per Litre)
18 Kg. foodgrains (12 Kg. Wheat Atta ‘8.60 per Kg. and 6 Kg. Rice
‘10.00 per Kg.)
Note:- The APL consumers of Tribal Areas of the State are also
being provided 20 Kg. Wheatl atta 7.60 per kg/ ‘8.60 per Kg., 15
Kg. Rice ‘10.00 per Kg. per family per month w.e.f September,2014.
The BPL families is being issued additional food-grains to make
good the quantity equal to 35 Kg. per family per month at BPL rate
i.e. Wheat ‘5.25 per Kg., Rice ‘6.85 per Kg. The quantity of wheat
and rice will be distributed according to the household members for
which detail is as given. For one member family 17 Kg. and 13 Kg.,
two members family 14 Kg. and 11 Kg., three members family 11
Kg. and 9 Kg., four members family 8 Kg. and 7 Kg., five members
family 5 Kg. and 5 Kg., six members family 2 Kg. and 3 Kg.
respectively.
10 Kg. Rice free of cost.
35 Kg. per family i.e. 20 Kg. Wheat ‘2.00 per Kg. and 15 Kg. Rice
‘3.00 per Kg.
5 Kg. per member i.e 3 Kg. Wheat ‘2.00 per Kg. and 2 Kg. Rice
\3.00 per Kg. The PHH beneficiaries (up to 3 members) are also
provided food grains (Wheat and Rice) from Non-NFSA allocation of
the state at APL rates to make their entitlement 1O,15and 20 Kg. per
card.
40

6 Sugar For Non- NFSA (APL) ration card holders 500 gms. per member per
month ‘29.00 per Kg.
For NFSA (Non-APL) ration card holders 1 Kg. up to 2 members
family 500 gm. Additional per members for more than two members
family per month 18.00 per kg.
Table 6.3
Items Stocked in the Tribal Areas for Distribution as on December,2017
Sr. No. i Name of Commodity
| Unit i Quantity
1 Wheat/Atta APL
2 Rice APL
Wheat BPL
Rice BPL
Wheat (AAY/NFSA)
Rice (AAY /NFSA)
Rice Annapurna
Sugar
9 I. Salt
10 Pulses
11 Kerosene
12 L.P.G. 14.2 Kg
13 Edible Oil
Kfi\|CDU’lJ><.\) M.T. 5,943 M.T. 3,956 M.T. 477 M.T. 603 M.T. 2,679 M.T. 2,041 M.T. 4 M.T. 1,480 M.T 402 M.T 1,272 K.L 285 No. 1,25,016 K.L. 803 Other Activities Petrol and Petroleum Products 6.5 At present, there are 25 wholesale kerosene oil dealers, 386 Petrol Pumps and 152 Gas Agencies working in the state. Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation (HPSCSC) 6.6 The H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation as a “CENTRAL PROCUREMENT AGENCY” for all controlled and non-controlled essential commodities in the State is procuring and distributing food-grains and other essential commodities to the entire satisfaction of the Government under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) and National Food Security Act (NFSA). During the current financial year, up to December,2017 the Corporation procured and distributed various commodities under TPDS to the tune of ‘911.25 crore as compared to ‘872.25 crore during the corresponding period of last year. 6.7 Presently, the Corporation is also providing other essential items like cooking gas, Diesel/ Petroll Kerosene Oil and lifesaving drugsl medicines at reasonable rates to the consumers of the State through its 117 Wholesale godowns, 76 Retail Shopsl APNA STORE, 54 Gas Agencies, 4 Petrol Pumps and 36 Medicine Shops. In addition to this, the procurement and distribution, of non-controlled commodities (like sugar, pulses, rice, atta, detergents, tea leaves, exercise note books, cement, CGI Sheets, medicines, items under Supplementary Nutritional Programme, MNREGA- cement and petroleum products etc.) through wholesale godowns and retail shops of the Corporation which certainly has played an important role in stabilising prices of these commodities prevailing in the open market. During the current financial Year, 2017-18, up to December, 2017 the Corporation procured and distributed various commodities under the scheme to the tune of 370.48 crore as compared to ‘321.86 crore during corresponding period of last year. 6.8 The corporation is arranging the supplies of rice and other supplementary items under the Mid-day- Meal Scheme to Primary and Upper Primary Schools as per the allocation made by the concerned Deputy Commissioner. During the current financial year 2017-18 up to December, 2017 the Corporation arranged the distribution of 11,087 MT rice as compared to 11,428 MT during the corresponding period of last year under this scheme. The Corporation is also arranging the supplies of identified Specially Subsidized items (pulses of various kinds, Edible Oil (Mustard! Refined) and I. Salt) under the State Sponsored Schemes as per the decisions of the purchase committee constituted by the Government. During the current financial year 2017-18, upto December, 2017 the Corporation has distributed these commodities under the said scheme to the tune of ‘292.00 crore as compared to ‘372.85 crore during corresponding period of last year to the Ration Card holders as per the scale fixed by the State Government. During the year 2017-18 for the implementation of this scheme, a budget provision of ‘220.00 crore has been made as State subsidy. During the year 2017-18 the corporation is likely to achieve a total turnover of over ‘1,500.00 crore as compared to 1433.35 crore during the year 2016-17. Proposal of opening APNA STORE I MALL 6.9 The Corporation has initiated proposal of opening “APNA STORE/ MALL“ at Shimla, Solan, Dharmshala, Mandi. In the first phase, the APNA STOREI MALL has been made functional at bus stand Nagrota Bagwan and Palampur, for the sale of various non-controlled items. Efforts are being made for opening APNA STOREI MALL, Mandi and Shimla. In the Bus stand Kangra APNA STORE is being made functional very shortly. On the other hand more Medicine Shops are proposed to be opened in the premises of the Government Hospitals. Government Supplies 6.10 Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. is managing the procurement and supplies of Ayurvedic medicines to Government hospitals, Cement to Government Departmentl Boardl Corporations and other Government institutions and Gl/ Dl/ Cl Pipes to I and PH Department of Government of Himachal Pradesh, School Uniform to Education department of Government of H.P. During the current financial year, 2017-18 the tentative position of Government supply remain as under:- (‘ in crore) MNREGA Cement Supplies 6.11 During the financial year 2017-18 upto December, 2017 the Corporation managed the procurement and distribution of 23,36,932 bags cement amounting to ‘66.86 crore to various Panchayats for developmental works of the Panchayats in the whole of the State. Food Security in Tribal and lnaccessible Areas of the State 6.12 The Corporation is committed to provide all essential commodities, Petroleum products including kerosene oil and LPG in tribal and inaccessible areas, where private traders do not venture to undertake these operations due to economic non- viability of the trade. During the current financial year, 2017-18 the supplies of essential items and Petroleum products to tribal and snow bound area were arranged as per the tribal action plan of the Government. Dividend 6.13 The corporation is earning profit since its inception i.e 1980. During the year 2016-17 a net profit of ‘2.24 crore was earned and a sum of ‘35.15 lakh was proposed to be paid as dividend to the Government of Himachal Pradesh. Implementation of National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) 6.14 Under the task and responsibilities assigned by the Government of India to States for implementation of National Food Security Act 2013, the Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation is playing major role in implementing the scheme through 1 Supply of Cement to 107.00 Govt. Deptt./ Boardsl Corporation 2 G|/ DI /Cl Pipes to land 74.05 PH Department 3 School uniform to 46.77 Education department I Total 221.82 timely procurement, storage and supply of allocated food grains through its 117 wholesale centres to Fair Price Shops for further distribution among the beneficiaries of the State. During the financial year 2017-18 up to December,2017, 63,835 MT rice and 36,909 MT wheat at the rate of ‘3.00 and ‘2.00 per kg per month respectively have been distributed to the identified beneficiaries. In addition to above, in the absence of separate Warehouse Corporation of the State Government, the Himachal Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation is managing storage capacity itself, through 22,470 MTs owned and 34,840 MT hired godowns in the State. In view of successful implementation of the NFSA, 2013 additional Storage Capacity is being created and efforts are being made for constructing of godowns at various places ranging from 300 MT to 1,000 MT capacity for which identificationl transfer of Government land in the name of the Departmentl Corporation is in progress. State Government has provided funds to the tune of ‘4.00 crore, for creating additional food grains storage capacity during 2017-18. SAIL Yard 6.16 During the current financial year, 2017-18, as per initiative taken by the corporation, the Steel Authority of India Ltd. has entrusted SAIL Yard at Bhattakuffar for the supply of quality steel to various Government Departmentsl Boards! Corporations, upto December, 2017 a total quantity of 1,604 MT steel had been supplied. 7. AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE AGRICULTURE 7.1 Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Himachal Pradesh and has an important place in the economy of the State. Himachal Pradesh is the only State in the country whose 89.96 per cent population (Census 2011) lives in rural areas. Therefore dependency on Agriculture/ Horticulture is ominent as it provides direct employment to about 62 per cent of total workers of the State. 7.2 Agriculture happens to be the premier source of State Income (GSDP). About 10 per cent of the total GSDP comes from agriculture and its allied sectors. Out of the total geographical area of State (55.67 Iakh hectare) the area of operational holdings is about 9.55 Iakh hectares and is operated by 9.61 Iakh farmers. The average holding size is about 1.00 hectare. Distribution of land holdings according to 2010-11 Agricultural Census shows that 87.95 percent of the total holdings are of Small and Marginal farmers. About 11.71 percent of holdings are owned by Semi Medium and Medium farmers and only 0.34 percent by large farmers. The distribution of land holdings in Himachal Pradesh has been depicted in Table-7.1 Table-7.1 Distribution of Land Holdings Holdings (Farmers) Holdings (Iakh of (hect.) (Iakh) hect.) Holding Size of Category No. of Area I/Xv. size 0.41 (hect.) Below1.0 Marginal 6.70 (69.78%) 1.0-2.0 Small 1.75 (18.17%) 2.0-4.0 Semi 0.85 Medium (8.84%) 4.0-10.0 Medium 0.28 (2.87%) 10.0-Above Large 0.03 (0.34%) 2.73 (2s.es%) 2.44 1.39 (25.55%) 2.31 2.72 (24.14%) 1.57 5.01 (le.se%) 0.51 17.00 (5.29%) Total 9.61 9.55 1.00 7.3 About 80 percent of the total cultivated area in the State is rainfed. Rice, Wheat and Maize are important cereal crops of the State. Groundnut, Soyabeen and Sunflower in Kharif and Rapeseedl Mustard and Toria in the Rabi season are important oilseed crops. Urd, Bean, Moong, Rajmash in Kharif season and Gram Lentil in Rabi are the important pulse crops of the State. Agro-climatically the State can be divided into four zones v|z.:- – Sub Tropical, sub-mountain and low hills. ~ Sub Temperate, Sub humid mid hills. ~ Wet Temperate high hills. o Dry Temperate high hills and cold deserts. The Agro-climatic conditions in the State are congenial for the production of cash crops like seed potato, off-season vegetables and ginger. 7.4 The State Government is laying emphasis on production of off- season vegetables, potato, ginger, pulses and oilseeds besides increasing production of cereal crops, through timely and adequate supply of inputs, demonstration and effective dissemination of improved farm technology, replacement of old variety seed, promoting integrated pest management, bringing more area under efficient use of water resources and implementation of Wasteland Development Projects. There are four distinct seasons with respect to rainfall. Almost half of the rainfall is received during the Monsoon season and remaining precipitation is distributed among other seasons. The State received an average rainfall of 1,251 mm Kangra district gets the highest rainfall followed by Chamba, Sirmaur and Mandi. Monsoon Season 2017 7.5 The performance of agriculture is closely related to the performance of monsoon. During the monsoon season of 2017 (June- September) in Himachal Pradesh the rainfall received was Normal in Bilaspur Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi , Shimla Sirmaur, Solan and Una deficent in Chamba and Kinnaur and was scanty in Lahaul and Spiti. For Himachal as a Whole, the total rainfall during the entire monsoon season was (-)15 percent below the annual normal rainfall. The Table 7.2 shows southwest monsoon performance in various districts. Table 7.2 Monsoon Season Rainfall (June- September, 2017) ,_,_\,-\,\ _,_.A u|OOO§OO District Actual Normal Excess or (mm) (mm) Deficient Total %age (m ml Bilaspur 954 877 77 9 Chamba 697 1406 (-) 710 (-)50 Hamirpur 1074 1079 (-) 5 0 Kangra 1632 1582 50 3 Kinnaur 147 264 (-) 117 (-) 44 Kullu 589 520 70 13 L/Spiti 138 458 (-) 320 (-) 70 Mandi 1196 1093 102 9 Shimla 647 634 13 2 Sirmaur 1213 1325 (-) 112 – Solan 840 1000 (-) 161 – Una 1019 863 157 Average 717 844 (3) 127 – Table 7.3 Post Monsoon Seasons Rainfall Data for the period from (October-December,2017) Note: Normal = -19% to +19% Excess = 20% and above Deficient= -20% to -59% Scanty = -60% to -99% Crop Performance 2016-17 7.6 The economy of Himachal Pradesh is largely depend on agriculture which still occupies a significant place in the State economy as 9.4 percent of total State Domestic Product in 2015-16 was generated by agriculture and allied sectors and any fluctuations in the production of foodgrains affect the economy significantly. During the Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012-17 emphasis has been laid on production of off-season vegetables, potato, pulses and oilseeds besides cereal crops through timely and adequate supply of inputs, bringing more area under irrigation, approach of watershed development, demonstration and effective dissemination of improved farm technology etc. The year 2016-17 agriculturally remained a normal year and the foodgrains production was anticipated around 17.45 lakh MT against 16.34 lakh MT achieved during 2015-16. The production of Potato was 1.96 lakh MT in 2016-17 as against 1.83 lakh MT in 2015-16. The production of vegetables during the year 2016-17 was 16.54 lakh MT as against 16.09 lakh MT in 2015-16. Crop Prospects 2017-18 7.7 The food grain production target for 2017-18 are to be around 16.45 lakh MT. The Kharif production mainly depends upon the behaviour of south west monsoon, as about 80 percent of the total cultivated area is rainfed. The sowing of Kharif crops starts from the end of April and goes up District Actual (mm) Normal (mm) Excess or Deficient Total %age (mm) Bilaspur 43 Chamba 71 Hamirpur 60 Kangra 83 Kinnaur 52 Kullu 65 L/Spiti 62 70 127 86 105 102 98 144 (-) 26 (-)56 26 22 50 33 81 ’T’.”T”T’|”.”.‘ 0:->NwW
o>®—\O§%
57
Mandi 53 81 27 (-) 34
Shimla 27 75 48 (-) 64
Sirmaur 23 87 64 (-) 73
Solan 29 89 60 67
Una 41 72 31 43
Average 55 108 53 49
to the mid ofJune. Maize and Paddy are
the the principal food-grain crops
growing during Kharif season. Other
minor crops are Ragi, Millets and
pulses. An area of 384.26 thousand
hectare was sown under different Kharif
crops. During this season about 20
percent of area is sown in the month of
April-May whereas remaining area is
sown in the month of June and July
which is a peak Kharif sowing period.
Due to normal rain in the most part of
the State, the sowing could be done in
time and overall crop condition was
normal. However during Monsoon
season 2016 there was heavy rain fall in
some pockets of the State and standing
Kharif crops were affected to some
extent and the production of 9.55 lakh
M.T. has been anticipated against the
production target of 9.04 lakh M.T. for
the Kharif 2016 season. During Rabi
2016-17 from October to
December,2016 season the rain
received were deficient by -93 percent in
the post Monsoon season but the rains
were received in the first fortnight of
January, 2017, due to which late variety
seeds were sown thus minimizing the
possibility of loss due to draught. As
such against the Rabi 2016-17 target of
6.97 lakh M.T. the total production of

7.90 lakh M.T. has been anticipated. Pradesh during 2014-15,
The crop wise production of foodgrains 2015-16. 2016-17 and target for
and commercial crops in Himachal 2017-18 is shown in Table 7.4
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Table-7.4
Foodgrains Production
(In ‘O00 MT)
Crop
2014-15‘ 2015-1s l 2016-11(4“‘ l
Adv. Est.)
2017-18
(Target)
‘ 2018-19
(Target)
|.Foodgrains
Rice
Maize
Ragi
Millets
Wheat
Barley
Gram
Pulses
Foodgrains
I|.Commercia|
Crops
Potato
Vegetables
Ginger(Green)
127.38
735.96
1.91
3.39
648.29
36.70
0.38
53.87
1607.88
181.38
1576.45
16.50
129.88
737.65
1.93
3.09
667.62
34.33
0.38
59.17
1634.05
183.25
1608.55
32.33
146.59
784.29
2.12
4.19
704.21
35.82
0.40
67.40
1745.02
195.84
1653.51
35.39
132.00
740.00
2.20
3.70
670.00
36.00
0.45
61.00
1645.35
200.00
1540.00
32.70
132.00
742.00
2.10
3.70
690.00
36.00
0.45
62.50
1668.75
195.00
1650.00
35.00
Growth in Foodgrains
Production
7.8 There is limited scope of
increasing production through
expansion of cultivable land. Like whole
country, Himachal too has almost
reached a plateau in so far as cultivable
land is concerned. Hence, the emphasis
has to be on increasing
productivity levels besides diversification
towards high value crops. Due to an
increasing shift towards commercial
crops, the area under food-grains
production is gradually declining as the
area which in 1997-98 was 853.88
thousand hectares is likely to be
declined to 764.85 thousand hectares in
2015-16. Increase in production thus
reflects gain in productivity as is evident
from the Table 7.5
Table 7.5
Food grains Area and Production
Area
hect.)
Produc-
(‘ooo
m.’r.)
Produc-
tion per
hectare
(M.T.)
Year | (‘O00 tion
2014-15 755.21 1607.88 2.13
2015-16 764.85 1634.05 2.14
2016-17(Tent.) 774.09 1745.02 2.25
2017-18(Target) 786.93 1645.35 2.09
High Yielding Varieties
Programme (H.Y.V.P.)
7.9 In order to increase the
production of foodgrains, emphasis has
been laid on distribution of seeds of high
yielding varieties to the farmers. Area
brought under high yielding varieties of
principal crops viz. Maize, Paddy and
Wheat during the last five years and
proposed for 2017-18 is given in table
7.6.

Table-7.6 Table-7.7
Area Brought Under HighYielding
Varities
(‘O00 hect.)
Year Maize lPaddy lWheat l
l
2014-15 288.00 74.00 352.00
2015-16 200.07 62.64 324.00
2016-17(Tent.) 205.50 63.31 329.07
2017-18(Targe-t) 206.00 65.00 342.00
There are 20 Seed
Multiplication Farms from where
foundation seed is distributed to
registered farmers. In addition,
there are 3 Vegetable
Development Stations, 12 Potato
Development Stations and 1 Ginger
Development Station in the State.
Plant Protection Programme
7.10 In order to increase the
production of crops, adoption of plant
protection measures is of paramount
importance. During each season,
campaigns are organised to fight the
menace of crop disease, insects and
pest etc. The Scheduled Castesl
Scheduled Tribes, IRDP families’
farmers of Backward Areas and small
and marginal farmers are provided plant
protection chemicals and equipments at
50 percent cost. It is the approach of the
Department to reduce consumption of
Plant Protection Chemicals by gradually
switching to Biological control of
pests/diseases. The subsidies are being
met from the Non Plan. Achievements
and Targets proposed in distribution of
chemicals are shown in Table 7.7
Achievement and targets proposed
Year Coverage of Distribution
Area under of
plant chemicals
protection (M.T.)
measures
(‘O00 Hect.)
2012-17 425.00 600.00
(12″” Five
Year Plan
Target)
2012-13 92.00 161.19
2013-14 120.51 210. 90
2014-15 108.63 190.11
2015-16 82.29 144. 00
2016-17 117.00 206.00
Soil Testing Programme
7.11 In order to maintain the
fertility of the soil during each crop
season, soil samples are collected from
the farmers’ fields and analysed in the
soil testing laboratories. Soil testing
laboratories have been established in all
the districts (except Lahaul and Spiti),
where as four mobile soil testing
vans/labs out of which one exclusively
for the tribal areas is in operation for
testing the soil samples at site. These
laboratories have been strengthened
with latest equipments. At present 11
soil testing labs have been strengthened
and 7 mobile labs have also been setup
by the department and about 1.00 lakh
soil samples are collected for soil
analysis in a year. During 2015-16 and

2016-17, 69,635 Soil Samples were
analyzed and about 3.85 lakh Soil
Health Cards were distributed. During
2017-18 a target of 50,000 grid soil
samples has been fixed and about
48,038 soil health cards will be
provided. Soil testing programme has
been adopted as Flagship programme
by the Government It has been ensured
to provide Soil Health Cards to every
eligible farmer by the end of 121’“ Plan
which will help farmers to know the
soil status and nutrient requirement
etc. in their fields and to adopt soil test
basis recommendations to use nutrient
in their cropsl fields. The soil fertility
map is being prepared by the Chaudhari
Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi
Vishav Vidyalaya Palampur by using
Global Positioning System (GPS). The
State Government has also declared
soil testing as public service under H.P.
Public Service Guarantee Act, 2011.
Organic Farming
7.12 The organic farming is
becoming popular being sustainable,
environmental friendly and health
concern to all concerned. Organic
farming is being promoted in the State in
a systematic manner by providing
trainings, laying out demonstrations,
organizing fairs/ seminars to the
farmers. It has also been decided to
set-up vermi-composting units at every
house. Under this scheme financial
assistance of ‘6,000 per farmer is being
provided (50 percent assistance for
construction of Vermin pit size of
10x6x1.5 ft.). Beside this, incentive is
being provided on approved organic
inputs. For adoption of Organic Farming,
incentive \10,000 per hectare (50
percent) and for certification ‘10,000 per
hectare is being provided for3years.
Bio-Gas Development programme
7.13 Keeping in view the depleting
sources of conventional fuel i.e.
firewood, biogas plants have assumed
great importance in the low and mid hills
in the State. Till March, 2017 since
inception, 44,778 Bio-gas plants have
been installed in the State. During
2016-17, 107 number of Biogas plants
were installed in the state and it was
proposed to install 100 more Bio-gas
plants during 2017-18 against which 25
number of such plants have already
been installed upto December, 2017.
This programme is at saturation stage.
Fertilizer Consumption and
Subsidy
7.14 Fertilizer is a critical input,
which helps in increasing the production
to a great extent. The level of fertilizer
consumption in 1985-86 was 23,664
tonnes, which is now increased to
56,491 tonnes in 2016-17. In order to
promote balanced use of chemical
fertilizers, a subsidy of ‘1,000 per MT on
complex fertilizers have been allowed,
use of water soluble fertilizers is
promoted in a big way for which subsidy
has been allowed to an extent of 25
percent of cost limited to ‘2,500 per
quintal whichever is less. The subsidy
is being provided under the Plan
schemes. About 57,409 MT of fertilizers
in terms of nutrients are proposed to be
distributed during 2017-18.
Agriculture Credit
7.15 Traditionally, non-
institutional sources of finance have
been the major source of finance for the
rural households due to various socio-

economic conditions. Some of them
have been lending at exorbitant rate of
interest and since the poor own few
assets, it is unviable for the financial
institutions to secure their lending with
collateral. However, the Government
has taken measures to ensure timely
and adequate supply of institutional
credit to the rural households at
reasonable rate of interest. In view of
the propensity of the farmers to borrow
money, most of whom are marginal and
small farmers, credit flow for purchase
of input is being made available by the
banks. Institutional credit is being
extensively disbursed but there is scope
to increase the same particularly in
respect of the crops for which insurance
cover is available. Providing better
access to institutional credit for small
and marginal farmers and other weaker
sections to enable them to adopt
modern technology and improved
agricultural practices has been one of
the major objectives of the Government.
The banking sector prepares crop
specific credit plans and the credit flow
is monitored urgently in the meetings of
the State level Bankers Committee.
Kisan Credit Card (K.C.C)
7.16 The scheme is under
successful operation for the last twelve
to thirteen years in the State. More than
1955 bank branches are implementing
this scheme. The total percentage of
farmers covered under this scheme is
nearly 43 percent of the total farmers.
Crop Insurance Scheme
7.17 The State Government
has introduced this scheme from Rabi,
1999-2000 season. Now Pradhan Mantri
Fasal Bima Yojna(PMFBY) has been
launched in the state from Kharif, 2016
season as per the administrative
approval and operational guidelines
issued by the Department of Agriculture,
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of
India. In this insurance scheme, Maize
and Paddy crops have been covered
during Kharif season. The different
stages of risk leading to crop loss due to
preventing sowing, post harvest losses,
localized calamities and losses to
standing crops (from sowing to harvest)
have been covered under this new
scheme. The scheme is compulsory to
loanee farmers availing Seasonal
Agricultural Operational (SAO) crop
loans for the insurable crops from the
Banks and Primary Agricultural Co-
operative Societies (PACs) and optional
for the Non loanee farmers. Under
PMFBY claims beyond 350 percent of
premium collected or percentage of
claims to sum insured exceeds 35
percent whichever is higher at the
National level, of all the companies
combined, shall be paid by Center and
State equally.
The Government of India,
Ministry of Agriculture has launched
another Crop Insurance Scheme from
Kharif, 2016 season called
“Restructured Weather Based Crop
Insurance Scheme. (R-WBCIS) The
scheme intends to provide insurance
protection to the cultivators against
Natural Calamities which are deemed to
adversely affect the Kharif crops during
its cultivation period. Total 2.86 lakh
farmers and 89,780 hectres have been
covered till now upto Rabi 2016-17
season. Under this scheme, a budget
outlay of ‘400.00 crore has been
proposed for 2017-18 which has been
utilized for the payment of State share of
premium subsidy.
Seed Certification Programme

7.18 Agro-climatic conditions in the
State are quite conducive for seed
production. In order to maintain the
quality of the seeds and also ensure
higher prices of seeds to the growers,
Seed certification programme has been
given due emphasis. Himachal Pradesh
State Seed Certification Agency
registered growers in different parts of
the State for seed production and
certification of their produce.
Agriculture Marketing
7.19 For the regulation of
agricultural produce in the State,
Himachal Pradesh Agricultural!
Horticulture Produce Marketing Act,
2005 has been enforced. Under the
Act, Himachal Pradesh Marketing Board
has been established at the State level.
The whole of H.P. has been divided into
ten notified market areas. lts main
objective is to safeguard the interest of
the farming community. The regulated
markets established in different parts of
the state are providing useful services to
the farmers. A modernised market
complex at Solan is functional for
marketing of agricultural produce,
besides construction of market yards in
different area. At present 10 market
committees are functioning and 58
markets have been made functional out
of which 19 mandies have been enrolled
under e-markets. Under this head of
development, no funding is made from
State Plan and revenue generated
under this Act is utilized for raising
infrastructure needed for ensuring
remunerative marketing of the
Agriculture Produce. The H.P.
Agricultural Produce Market Act has
also been amended on the lines of
Modal Act circulated by Government of
India. With this a provision has been
made for setting up the private markets,
direct marketing, contract farming and
single point levy of entry fee. The
markets are also being computerized.
All the activities have been taken up by
the Marketing Board through their own
funds and RKVY.
Tea Development
7.20 Total area under tea is
2,310 hectares with a production level of
9.21 lakh Kgs achieved in 2016-17.
Schedule Caste tea planters are
provided agriculture inputs on 50
percent subsidy. In the last few years,
there is slump in the market and tea
industry has been affected badly. It is
envisaged to give impetus for effective
and remunerative returns of this
commodity to the producers. Focus
would also be on result and
demonstration.
Agriculture Mechanisation
7.21 Under this scheme, new
farm implements/ machines are
popularized among the farmers. Testing
of new machines is also done under this
programme. The department proposes
to popularize small power tillers and
implements suited to hilly conditions.
Soil and Water Conservation
7.22 Due to topographical
factors the soil is subject to splash,
sheet and Gully erosion resulting into
degradation of the soil. Besides this
there is biotic pressure on the land. To
curb this menace particularly on the
Agriculture lands, the Department is
implementing two soil and water
conservation schemes under state
sector. The schemes are:-

i) Soil Conservation Works. Table No. 7.8
development.
Water conservation and
minor irrigation programme has been
accorded priority in order to boost
agriculture production. The Department
has prepared a plan to harvest rain
water by constructing tanks, Ponds,
check-dams and storage structures.
Besides this, low lifting water devices
and efficient irrigation system through
sprinklers are also being popularized. In
these projects, major thrust would be on
soil and water conservation and creation
of employment opportunities at farm
level.
Dr.Y.S.Parmar Kisan Swarozgar
Yojna
7.23 In order to achieve faster
and more inclusive growth in agriculture
sector, Government of Himachal
Pradesh has started “Dr.Y.S.Parmar
Kisan Swarozgar Yojna.” Project
components include creation of need
based infrastructure and are expected
to fulfil the objectives of high
productivity, quality, safeguard against
adverse weather, efficient input use etc.
Project components include construction
of location specific models of poly
houses with micro irrigation facility. For
this, 85 percent project assistance shall
be provided to the farmers. Also for
creation of water sources individually
and collectively by a group of
farmers, (l0w/ medium lift, pumping
machinery) 50 percent subsidy shall be
provided.
Project Components
ii) Water conservation and (2014-15 to 2017-18)
Component
Nos.I
Cost
area
| Covered
Sr. ‘
No.
1 Poly House framed
structure
2. Micro Irrigation
(spinkler/Drip System
4,700
2,150
8,35,350
Sqm.
8,20,050
Sqm.
Poly Houses as per
feasibility)
3 Low lift, medium lifts 870 –
and pumping
machinery 1 HP with
poly houses as per
feasibility
4 Total cost of civil ~10 178 10 lakh _
works. ‘ ‘ ‘
5- Fa'”‘e’s ‘ 940 45 lakh –
Sensitization, ‘ ‘
contingency and
Cost Escalation.
6. Total Project Cost \1q11,18_55 Iakhl _
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna
(RKVY)
7.24 Concerned by the slow
growth in agriculture and allied sectors,
the Government of India has launched
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna. The
RKVY aims at achieving 4 percent
annual growth in the agriculture sector
during this Plan period, by ensuring a
holistic development of Agriculture and
allied sectors. The main objectives of
the scheme are as under:-
1. To incentivize the States so as to
increase public investment in
Agriculture and allied sectors.
2. To provides flexibility and
autonomy to states in the process
of planning and executing
Agriculture and allied sector
schemes.
3. To ensure the preparation of
agriculture plans for the districts
and the states based on agro-

climatic conditions, availability of
technology and natural
resources.
4. To ensure that the local needs!
cropsl priorities are better
reflected in the agricultural plans
of the states.
5. To achieve the goal of reducing
the yield gaps in important crops,
through focused interventions.
6. To maximize returns to the
farmers in Agriculture and allied
sectors.
7. To bring about quantifiable
changes in the production and
productivity of various
components in Agriculture and
allied sectors by addressing them
in a holistic manner.
The Government of India has
allocating funds for agriculture growth
which includes Horticulture, Animal
Husbandry, Fisheries and Rural
Development. The budget provision
amounting to ‘39.00 crore has been
made in favour of Agriculture
Department for the year 2017-18.
However, projects worth ‘22.94 crore
has been approved by SLSC under
RKVY for the year 2017-18.
National Mission on Agricultural
Extension and Technology
(NMAET)
7.25 During 12″‘ Five Year Plan
the National Mission on Agricultural
Extension and Technology (NMAET)
has been launched to make the
extension system farmer-driven and
farmer arrangement of technology
dissemination. NMAET has been
divided into Four Sub-Mission.
1. Sub Mission on Agriculture
Extension (SAME).
2. Sub Mission on Seed and Planting
Material (SMSP).
3. Sub Mission on Agriculture
Machanization (SMAM).
4. Sub Mission on Plant Protection
and Plant Quarantine (SMPP).
The new component will be in the
ratio 90:10 Centre and State share. An
expenditure of ‘250.00 lakh is anticipated
during 2017-18 out of State Plan.
National Mission on Sustainable
Agriculture (NMSA)
7.26 Sustainable agriculture
productivity depends upon quality and
availability of Natural resources like soil
and water. Agricultural growth can be
sustained by promoting conservation
and sustainable use of these scarce
natural resources through appropriate
location specific measures. Thus,
conservation of natural resources in
conjunction with development of rain fed
agriculture holds the key to meet
burgeoning demand for food grain in the
state. Towards this end, National
Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
(NMSA) has been formulated for
enhancing agricultural productivity
especially in rain fed areas.
Main deliverable under this
mission are:
1. Developing rain fed agriculture.
Natural resources management.
Enhancing water use efficiency.
Improving soil health.
Promoting conservation agriculture
§J‘.4>P°!\°
It is a centrally sponsored
scheme and the component will be in
the ratio of 90:10 center and state share

respectively. An expenditure of 200.00
lakh is anticipated during 2017-18 under
State Plan.
National Food Security Mission
(NFSM)
7.27 The National Food
Security Mission (NFSM) aimed at to
enhance the production of Rice, Wheat
and Pulses.NFSM has been launched in
the State from Rabi 2012 with two major
components viz.NFSM-Rice and NFSM-
Wheat.Under NFSM-Rice is in operation
in three districts of state and whereas
NFSM-Wheat in nine district With 100
percent assistance from Central
Government. The aim of Mission is to
increase production of Rice and Wheat
through area expansion and productivity
enhancement restoring soil fertility and
productivity, creativity employment
opportunities and enhancing level of
farm economy in targeted districts. An
expenditure of ‘165.00 lakh is
anticipated during 2017-18 under State
Plan.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai
Yojana:
7.28 In an attempt to improve
the Agricultural productivity, the
government of India has started a new
scheme, viz. Pradhan Mantri Krishi
Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY). Micro-
irrigation projects (“Har Khet K0 Pani“)
and end-to-end irrigation solutions will
be the key focus of this scheme. “The
major objective of the PMKSY is to
achieve convergence of investments in
irrigation at the field level, expand
cultivable area under assured irrigation,
improve on-farm water use efficiency to
reduce wastage of water, enhance
adoption of precision-irrigation and other
water-saving technologies”. Under this
scheme a budget provision of ‘2.00
crore has been proposed for the year
2017-18 under state plan.
Rajiv Gandhi Micro-Irrigation
Scheme
7.29 State Government is
commited to promote Agriculturte in the
State by increasing the productivity of
crops. For efficient system of irrigation
the Government has launched crucial
Project named ‘Rajiv Gandhi Micro-
lrrigation Scheme’ with an outlay of
‘154.00 crore over a period of 4 years
starting from 2015-16 to 2018-19.
Through this project 8,500 hectare area
will be brought under Dripl Sprinkler
Irrigation System benefitting 14,000
farmers. The subsidy @ 80 percent for
the installation of Micro-Irrigation
systems such as Drip, Micro, Mini
Portable Sprinkler, Semi-Permanent
Sprinkler and large volume Sprinkler
and 50 percent for augmentation of
water sources would be provided to the
farmers. During 2016-17, an area of
709.85 hectares has been brought
under Micro-irrigation Systems and
1183 farmers were benefitted. A budget
provision of ‘10.00 crore has been made
for this component during 2017-18.
Uttam Chara Utpadan Yojna
7.30 With a view to increase
fodder production in the state, the state
Government has launched a scheme;
‘Uttam Chaara Utpadan Yojana’for
fodder development by bringing an area
of 25,000 hectare under fodder
production. Quality seed of fodder
grasses, cuttings, seedings of improved
fodder varieties will be supplied on
subsidized rates to the farmers. Subsidy
on Chaff Cutters is available to the SCI
ST and BPL farmers. A provision of

‘6.00 crore has been proposed for 2017-
18.
HORTICULTURE
7.31 The rich diversity of agro-
climatic conditions, topographical
variations and altitudinal differences
coupled with fertile, deep and well
drained soils favour the cultivation of
temperate to sub-tropical fruits in
Himachal. The region is also suitable for
cultivation of ancillary horticultural
produce like flowers, mushroom, honey
and hops.
7.32 This particular suitability of
Himachal has resulted in shifting of land
use pattern from agriculture to fruit
crops in the past few decades. The area
under fruits, which was 792 hectares in
1950-51 with total production of 1,200
tonnes increased to 2,29,202 hectares
during 2016-17. The total fruit
production in 2016-17 was 6.12 lakh
tonnes, while during 2017-18 (upto
December,2017) has been reported as
5.00 lakh tones. During 2017-18, it was
envisaged to bring 3,000 hectares of
additional area under fruit plants against
which 2,552.44 hectares of area was
brought under plantations and 6.69 lakh
fruit plants of different species were
distributed upto 31$‘ December,2017.
7.33 Apple is so far the most
important fruit crop of Himachal
Pradesh, which constitutes about 49
percent of the total area under fruit
crops and about 85 per cent of the total
fruit production. Area under apple has
increased from 400 hectares in 1950-51
to 3,025 hectares in 1960-61 and
1,11,896 hectares in 2016-17.
7.34 The area under temperate
fruits other than apple has increased
from 900 hectares in 1960-61 to 28,163
hectares in 2016-17. Nuts and dry fruits
exhibit area increase from 231 hectares
in 1960-61 to 10,364 hectares in
2016-17, Citrus and other sub tropical
fruits have increased from 1,225
hectares and 623 hectares in 1960-61
to 24,475 hectares and 54,304 hectares
in 2016-17 respectively.
7.35 This pace of development
is further jeopardized due to the erratic
apple production, owing to weather
vagaries and market fluctuations. The
advent of WTO, GATT and liberalisation
of economy is further imposing many
challenges on the dominance of apple in
fruit industry of Himachal Pradesh. The
fluctuations in the production of apple
during last few years have attracted the
attention of the Government. It is
necessary to explore and harness the
vast horticulture potential of the hill
State through diversified horticulture
production in varied agro-ecological
zones.
7.36 Horticulture Development
scheme is the major programme aiming
at the creation and maintenance of
infrastructural facilities in the rural areas
for ensuring equitable access to the
resources and inputs required for the
promotion of all fruit crops. Under this
scheme, the programmes like
development of fruit production, area
expansion programme, demonstration of
new technologies and improved
package of practices on the orchards of
fruit growers, development of Walnut/
Hazelnut / Pistachio nut, mango / litchi,
strawberry and olive are being
implemented.

7.37 The fruit growers should
get better price of their produce, for this
purpose Marketing Intervention Scheme
is being implemented in the State.
Under this scheme during the year
2017-18 the procurement price of Apple
has been increased to ‘7.00 per Kg.,
Citrus fruits B and C grade Kinnow,
Sagntra, Malta up to 500 MT raised to
‘7.00 per Kg. and ‘6.50 per Kg. and rate
of Galgal fruit up to 100 MT increased to
‘5.50 per Kg. where as the procurement
price for Mango is ‘5.5O per Kg. of
seedling Mango up to 300 MT and ‘6.50
per Kg. of grafted Mango up to 200 MT.
This year 30,658 MT C-grade
Apple fruit value to ‘21.46 crore has
been procured under this scheme.
However no Mango fruit (Seedling and
Grafted varieties) was offered for
procurement.
7.38 In warmer area of the
State mango has emerged as an
important fruit crop. Litchi is also gaining
importance in certain regions. Mango
and litchi are fetching better market
prices. lnthe midhill zone, the agro-
climatic conditions are highly suitable for
the successful cultivation of new fruits
Item 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017-18
15 16 17 upto
December,
2017
Apple 625.20 777.13 468.13 427.61
Other
temperate
fruits 46.61 70.26 51.50 25.36
Nuts
and dry
fruits
Citrus
fruits 22.17 26.62 26.05 16.74
Other
sub
tropical
fruits 58.55 51.45 61.21 29.29
2.41 3.37 2.99 1.29
Total 751.94 928.83 611.88 500.29
like kiwi, olive, pomegranate, pecan and
strawberry. The production of fruits for
the last three years and current year
upto December,2017 is given in table
7.9.
Table 7.9
Fruit Production
(’000 tonnes)
7.39 To bring diversification in
horticulture industry a total area of
156.19 hectares has been brought
under flower cultivation upto
31.12.2017. To promote flower
cultivation two Tissue Culture
Laboratories have been established
under Model Flower Cultivation Centres
at Mahogbagh (Chail, District Solan)
and Palampur District Kangra. Four
Farmers Cooperative Societies are
functioning for the production and
marketing of flowers in district Shimla,
Kangra, Lahaul and Spiti and Chamba.
Ancillary horticultural activities like
mushroom and Bee keeping are also
being promoted. During 2017-18 upto
December, 2017, 429.76 MT of
pasteurized compost for mushroom was
prepared and distributed from the
department units located at
Chambaghat, Bajoura and Palampur.
A total of 5,077.00 MT of mushroom
was produced in the State upto
December,2017. Under the Bee keeping
programme, 286.70 MT of honey has
been produced upto 31.12.2017 in the
State.
7.40 The weather based Crop
Insurance Scheme was initially
launched in Himachal Pradesh in 6
Blocks for apple crop and in 4 Blocks
for Mango crop during Rabi 2009-10. In
view of the popularity of this scheme,
the coverage under this scheme has
been extended during the consecutive
years. During 2017-18, the scheme is
being implemented in 36 Blocks for

Apple, 41 Blocks for Mango, 15 Blocks
for Citrus, 13 Blocks for Plum and 5
Blocks for Peach crops. In addition to
this, to protect apple fruit crop from
hailstorm 19 Blocks have been covered
under Add-on cover scheme. From the
year 2016-17 name of the scheme has
changed to Restructed Weather Based
Crop Insurance Scheme (R-WBCIS)
and sum insured has been revised and
bidding system has been introduced.
During Rabi season 2016-17, 95,283
farmers have been covered under
Restructed Weather Based Crop
Insurance Scheme for apple, peach,
plum, mango and citrus fruit crops who
have insured their 79,22,387 trees for
which the State Government has borne
25 percent premium subsidy of ‘14.05
crore.
7.41 For the implementation of
centrally sponsored scheme RKVY
during the year 2017-18 funds
amounting to ‘350.00 lakh have been
received as approved allocation as per
availability of funds out of which ‘175.00
lakh have been released so far as 15′
installment and a total number of 13,537
farmers have been benefitted from the
year 2007-08 to December, 2017 under
this scheme. For “Horticulture
Development through Farm
Mechanization” funds amounting to
‘300.00 lakh and for “Establishment of
Mushroom units in Private Sector” funds
amounting ‘50.00 lakh have been
received. For the implementation of the
Centrally Sponsored Scheme MIDH
during the year 2017-18 funds
amounting to ‘$5.55 crore have been
approved, out of which ‘11.11 crore
have been received and a total number
of 2.33 lakh farmers have been
benefited from the year 2003-04 to
December,2017 under the scheme. To
promote protected cultivation in
horticulture, the State Government has
enhanced subsidy under Poly Houses
from 50 percent to 85 percent and
33,500 sq. metre area is targeted under
Green Houses during year 2017-18. To
protect fruit crops especially apple from
hailstorms, the State Government has
enhanced subsidy on Anti Hail Nets
from 50 percent to 80 percent by
targeted to bring 7.02 lakh Sq. metre
area under Anti Hail Nets during the
year2017-18.
Himachal Pradesh Marketing
Corporation (HPMC)
7.42 H.P.M.C. a State public
undertaking was established in the
Pradesh with the objective of marketing
fresh fruits and vegetables, processing
the unmarketable surplus and marketing
the processed products. Since
its inception, HPMC has been playing
pivotal role in the life of fruit growers of
the state by providing them
remunerative returns of their produce.
7.43 During the year 2017-18
up to 315′ December, 2017 HPMC has
registered overall turnover of ‘4,567.16
lakh against the target of ‘9,200.00 lakh
fixed for the financial year 2017-18.
Under Market Intervention scheme,
during the year 2017-18, the Govt, of
H.P. continued a policy of market
intervention scheme (MIS) of Mango,
Apple and Citrus fruit in the state with
the support price as under:-
r. Name of fruit Procurement
No. Price

‘ i (‘ Per Kg.)
1 Mango (Grafted 6.50
varities)
2 Mango (Seeding 6.00
varities)
3 Apple 7.00
4 Kinnow, Malta and 7.00
Oragnge (B grade)
5 Kinnow, Malta and 6.50
Orange (C grade)
6 Galgal (All grade) 5.50
Also, under Market
lnter\/ention Scheme (MIS-2017) for
apple the HPMC has procured about
15,926 MT. The Corporation processed
8,311 MT Apple of “C” grade and
extracted 746.00 MT Apple Juice
Concentrate during the financial year
2017-18. The Corporation has not
procured any fruits as on 15“‘ of
January, 2018 from the growers under
MIS 2017-18. The corporation is mainly
supplying its products to its bulk buyers,
Railway, Northern Command Head
quarter Udhampur, various religious
institutions, M/S Parley and other
reputed Institutions, retail outlets and
kiosks in the country. The Corporation
has sold 419.46 MT of Apples juice
concentrated for 573.41 lakh and other
process products for ‘966.57 lakh to
these institutions. HPMC also continued
supplying fruits and vegetables to ITDC
Hotels and institutions in Metro cities
Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. As on
31.12.2017 HPMC has supplied fruits
and vegetables worth ‘457.85 lakh to
these institutions. HPMC has sold
material worth 354.73 lakh to the
growers in the State. The Corporation
has generated revenue of ‘515.97 lakh
through its Cold Stores in Delhi,
Mumbai, Chennai, Pan/vanoo and five
Controlled Atmosphere stores of
producing area of Himachal Pradesh.
The corporation has traded fruits to the
value of ‘81.04 lakh and generated
income of ‘502.79 lakh from trucks, rent,
commission earned and sale of other
material such as Packaged Drinking
Water, Mineral Water, farm inputs, tax
paid items of other company etc. till the
end of December, 2017 and also the
Corporation has sold PP food worth of
‘1539.98 lakhs in the domestic market
up to December, 2017.
7.44 The Corporation has been
able to got sanctioned total grant in aid
‘3,449.95 lakh to HPMC for up gradation
of Technology from APEDA.
Government of India. These have been
got for the following projects:-
i. Up- gradation of packing houses of
Jarol Tikker (Kotgarh), Gumma
(Kotkhai), Oddi (Kumarsain),
Patlikuhl (Kullu) and Reckong Peo
with 100 percent financial
assistance of 797.30 lakh.
ii. The HPMC has commissioning of
two CA Stores at Gumma and
Jarol-Tikkar in District Shimla with
grant in aid of ‘1,009.00 lakh.
m. Setting up of one modern vegetable
pack house and cold room at
Nadaun District Hamirpur and
setting up of Pack house and cold
room for packing grading of fruits,
vegetables, flowers and culinary
herb at Ghuman/vin in District
Bilaspur with 100 percent grant in
aid of 788.50 lakh.
iv. Replacement of Tetra Pack filling
machine TBA-9 in to TBA-19
under 100 percent grant in aid of

‘($55.15 lakh to installed at fruit
processing plant Parwanoo
District Solan to improved the
efficiency in production.
Grant in aid to the tune of ‘10.00
crore for the up gradation of AJC
Plant at Parwanoo has been
sanctioned. In addition to above,
last year HPMC has converted
3 cold storages into CA stores
with a capacity of 700 MT each at
Rohru, Oddi and Patlikuhl with
financial support from the
Himachal Pradesh Government
through NABARD loaning and
further leased out to the parties
and has started return on
investment.
HPMC is looking forward to
upgrade the remaining existing
infrastructure of pack house, cold
store, CA store and Fruit
Processing Plant etc. Also to set
up same viable green field project
in the catchment area with modern
technology to facilitate the farmers
under PPP mode so that good and
efficient marketing results comes
out to increase the revenue for the
corporation. Also considering
other Non-Performing Assets
(NPA) and loss going unit to
privatize for operational purposes
like CS Delhi, Chennai and
Parwanoo.

8. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND FISHERIES
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND
DAIRYING
8.1 Rearing of livestock is an
integral component of rural economy. In
Himachal Pradesh there is a dynamic
relationship between common property
resources (CPRs) such as forests, water
and grazing land, livestock and crops.
Livestock depend to a certain extent on
fodder and grass grown on CPRs as
well as on crops and residues. At the
same time the animals return fodder,
grass and crop residues to the CPRs
and fields in the form of manure and
provide much needed draught power.
8.2 Livestock thus is an
important integral to the sustainability of
economy of Himachal Pradesh. The
contribution of major livestock products
during the year 2016-17 was 13.28 lakh
tonne of milk, 1,476 tonne of wool,
95.90 million eggs and 4,406 tonnes of
meat which will likely to be of the order
of 14.48 lakh tonne of milk, 1,500
tonnes of wool, 100 million eggs and
4,400 tonne of meat during 2017-18.
Milk Production and Per Capita
availability shown in Table- 8.1
Table 8.1
Milk Production and Per
Capita Availability
Year Milk Per Capita ‘
Production Availability
(lakh tonnes) (gram.lDay)
I l l
2016-17 13.28 531
2017-18 14.48 570
(Estimated)
8.3 Animal Husbandry plays
an important role to boost the rural
economy and as such for livestock
development programme attention is
paid in the state by way of:
i) Animal Health and Disease
control.
ii) Cattle Development.
m) Sheep Breeding and
Development of Wool.
iv) Poultry Development.
v) Feed and Fodder Development.
vi) Veterinary Education.
vii) Livestock Census.
8.4 Under Animal Health and
Disease Control, 1 State level
Veterinary Hospital, 1 Zonal Hospital,
9 Polyclinics, 59 Sub-Divisional
Veterinary Hospitals, 338 Veterinary
Hospitals, 30 Central Veterinary
Dispensaries and 1,772 Veterinary
Dispensaries are in the State as on
31.12.2017. Besides this 6 Veterinary
Check posts are also operating to
provide immediate veterinary aid to the
livestock. Under Mukhyamantri Arogya
Pashudhan Yojna 1,251 veterinary
dispensaries have been opened up to
December,2017.
8.5 For improving the quality
of sheep and wool, Government Sheep
Breeding Farms at Jeori (Shimla), Sarol
(Chamba), Tal (Hamirpur), and
Karachham (Kinnaur) are supplying
improved sheep to the breeders of the
State. One Ram centre at Nagwain in
District Mandi is also functioning where
improved Rams are reared and supplied
to breeders for cross breeding. The
flock strength of these farms are 1,815
during the year 2016-17 and 338 Rams
were distributed to the breeders. In view
of the increasing demand for pure

Hoggets and the established popularity
of the Soviet Marino and American
Rambouillet in the Pradesh, the State
has switched over to pure breeding at
the existing Government farms in the
State. 9 Sheep and wool Extension
Centres continue functioning. During
the year 2017-18, the wool
production is likely to be of the order of
1,500 Tonne. Angora rabbit farms are
functioning at Kandwari (Kangra) and
Nagwain (Mandi) for distribution of
rabbits to the breeders.
8.6 Dairy production is an
integral part of the Animal Husbandry
and forms part of the earning of small
and marginal farmers in Himachal
Pradesh. The recent trend towards the
development of a market oriented
economy emphasized the importance of
milk production, especially in areas
falling in the vicinity of urban
consumption centres. This has
motivated farmers to replace local non-
descript breeds of cows with cross-
breed cows. Upgradation of indigenous
cattle is being carried out by cross
breeding with Jersey and Holsten. In
buffalo upgradation with Murral bull is
being popularized. Artificial insemination
with the latest technology of Deep
Frozen Semen is being practised.
During 2016-17, 12.94 lakh semen
straws for cows and 3.01 lakh semen
straws for buffaloes were produced by
sperm station. During 2017-18, 11.50
lakh semen straws for cows and 3.00
lakh semen straws for buffaloes are
likely to be produced. During 2016-17,
4.40 lakh litre Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) gas
was produced and 8.80 lakh litre is likely
to be produced in 2017-18. During
2016-17, artificial Insemination facility is
being provided through 3,086
institutions to 7.65 lakh cows and 2.35
lakh buffaloes and 9.16 lakh cows and
2.47 lakh buffaloes are likely to be
inseminated during the year 2017-18.
Cross breed cows are preferred
because of factors such as longer
lactation period, shorter dry period and
higher yields.During 2017-18 the “Uttam
Pashu Puraskar Yojna“ will be
implemented with the provision of ‘20.00
lakh and funds to the tune of ‘30.00
lakh have been provided for the
organisation of “Animal Mandis at
Districts and Block level.
8.7 During 2017-18 under the
Backyard Poultry Scheme 3.90 lakh
dual purpose coloured strains chicks are
likely to be distributed and 720 persons
are targeted to impart training in poultry
farming 3.10 lakh chicks were
distributed among the 7,599
beneficiaries under this Scheme in
subsidy till December, 2017. A part
from above a new project”
Establishment of 5,000 Broiler Farm”
has been launched in the State with the
budget provision of ‘2.00 crore to target
36 beneficiaries with 60 percent
subsidies on capital and recurring cost
during 2017-18.
One horse breeding farm
at Lari in Lahaul and Spiti district has
been established with the objective to
preserve Spiti breed of horses. During
the year 2017-18 (up to 31$‘
December, 2017) 66 horses have kept
in this farm. One Yak breeding farm has
been also established in the premises of
horse breeding Lari. During the year
2017-18 (up to 31$‘ December,2017) the
strength of yaks was 51 in this farm.
Under feed and fodder development
scheme, 15.02 lakh fodder roots, 0.68

lakh fodder plants to be distributed
during 2017-18.
Dairy Entrepreneurship
Development Scheme (Doodh
Ganga Yojna):-
8.8 Doodh Ganga Scheme
has been launched in collaboration with
NABARD in the State since 25″‘
September,2009. The Components of
the scheme include:
– Establishment of small dairy units
(units size comprise of 2-10 milch
animals) Bank Loan of ‘6.00 lakh
for purchase of 10 animals.
o Bank Loan to the tune of 20.00
lakh for purchase of milking
machinel bulk milk cooling units,
o Purchase of dairy processing
equipments for manufacture of
indigenous milk products, Bank
Loan to the tune of ‘13.20 lakh.
~ Establishment of dairy products
transportation facilities and cold
chain bank loan of ‘26.5O lakh.
0 Cold storage facilities of milk
products bank loan of ‘33.00 lakh.
o Dairy, marketing outletl Dairy
parlour Bank Loan of ‘1.00 lakh.
Pattern of Assistance
i) Bank ended capital subsidy
@ 25 percent of the project
cost for general category
and 33.33 percent for
farmers of SC/ ST category.
ii) Entrepreneur contribution
(Margin – Money) for the
loans beyond ‘1.00 lakh will
be 10 percent of the project
cost.
National Project on Bovine
Breeding
8.9 ‘23.87 crore National
Project on Bovine breeding has been
sanctioned by Government of India on
100 percent Central Assistance pattern
and ‘5.71 crore were released, out of
which ‘4.53 crore has been utilized for
the year 2015-16. This project aims at
strengthening of following activities of
Animal Husbandry Department.
1. Strengthening of Liquid Nitrogen
Storage, transport and distribution.
2. Strengthening of Sperm Stations,
Semen Banks and A.l. Centres.
3. Acquisition of high pedigree bulls
or Sperm Stations and for Natural
Service in remote areas.
4. Strengthening of training facilities.
5. Strengthening of E.T.T. Lab
(Embryo Transfer Technology).
6. Development and conservation of
lndiginous Breed.
Backyard Poultry Farming
8.10 To develop poultry sector
in Himachal Pradesh, department is
running following poultry development
schemes especially in rural areas of the
State. Under Backyard Poultry Project,
4 week old chicks of coloured Strain
variety i.e. Chabro are supplied to the
farmers of the State and one unit
consists of 40-100 chicks. These chicks
are produced at the two hatcheries i.e.
Nahan and Sundernagar.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM)
8.11 Rashtriya Gokul Mission is being
implemented with the objective of:-
1 Development and conservation of
indigenous breed.
2 Breed improvement programme
for indigenous cattle breeds to

improve their genetic makeup
and increase the stock.
3 Enhancement of milk production
and productivity.
4 Up-gradation of nondescript
cattle using elite indigenous
breeds like, Sahiwal and Red
Sindhi.
5 Distribution of disease free high
genetic merit bulls for natural
service.
6 Funding of RGM under 100
percent grant-in- aid schemes.
National Livestock Mission
(NLM)
8.12 National Livestock Mission
(NLM) IS A centrally sponsored scheme
launched w.e.f. year 2014-15.
Department of Animal Husbandry is the
Nodal Department for implementation of
proposals under NLM. The mission is
designed to cover all the activities
required to ensure quantitative and
qualitative improvement in livestock
production systems and capacity
building of all stakeholders. Activities
related to development of Small
Ruminants i.e. Sheep and Goat, Fodder
Development, Risk Management and
Poultry Development are included in the
scheme. State share is different for
different components under this
scheme.
The Mission is formulated with
the objective of sustainable
development of livestock sector,
focusing on improving availability of
quality feed and fodder.
Assistance to State for Control
of Animal Diseases
8.13 Due to large scale
interstate migration from adjoining
states and lack of nutrition grasses and
fodder due to hilly topography most of
animals are prone to various livestock
diseases. Central Government has
provided assistance to State
Government for control of contagious
diseases under ASCAD which is on the
pattern of 90 percent Central share and
10 percent State share.Diseases for
which free vaccination is being provided
to livestock owners are FMD, HSBQ,
Enterotoxaemia, PPR, Raniket Disease,
Marek’s disease and Rabies under this
project.
Shepherd Scheme
8.14 The local sheep is being
crossed with good quality Rams of
Rambouillet and Russian meriono so
that the quality as well as quantity of
wool production can be increased.
Hence it is being proposed these Rams
to the sheep breeders at 60 percent
subsidy. A target of providing 800 Rams
has been fixed for the year 2017-18.
BPL Krishak Bakri Palan Yojna
8.15 under this scheme it has
been proposed to distribute units of 11
Goats (10 female+1 male), 5 Goats
(4 female + 1 male) and 3 Goats
(2 female + 1 male) of Beetls Sirohil
Jamnaparil white Himalayan breeds on
60 percent subsidy to landless, BPL
category farmers to increase their
income.
Milk Based Industries
8.16 H.P. Milkfed is
implementing dairy development
activities in the State. The H.P. Milkfed
has 965 milk producers Co-operative
Societies. The total membership of
these societies is 42,350 out of which
203 woman dairy co-operatives are also
functioning. The surplus milk from the

milk producers is collected by village
dairy co-operative societies, processed
and marketed by H.P. Milkfed. At
present the Milkfed is running 23 milk
chilling centres having a total capacity of
96,500 litres milk per day and 10 milk
processing plants having a total capacity
of 95,000 litres milk per day. One milk
powder plant of 5 metric tonne per day
at Duttnagar in Shimla District and one
cattle feed plant of 16 metric tonne per
day capacity at Bhor in District Hamirpur
has been established and functioning.
The average milk procurement is about
63,500 litres per day from the villages
through village dairy co-operatives. The
H.P. Milkfed is marketing approximately
27,397 litres of milk per day which
includes milk supply to various
prestigious dairies in bulk and supply to
army units in Dagshai, Shimla,
Palampur and Yol areas. The milk
collected to milk chilling centres is
transported to milk processing plants
where it is processed, packed (Him
brand) and marketed in sachets as well
as in loose containers.
H.P. Milkfed provides
technical know-how, awareness
activities in field of Dairy by organizing
seminars, camps in rural areas.
Besides this other inputs like cattle feed
and clean milk production activities are
provided to the farmers at their door
steps. Himachal Pradesh Government
has increased milk procurement rates
by ‘1.00 per litre w.e.f. 01.04.2017 thus
giving direct financial benefits to 42,350
families associated with the Milk
Federation.
Developmental efforts
8.17 In order to utilize surplus
milk and increase its revenue and to
bring down its losses H.P. Milkfed has
initiated the following developmental
activities:-
o Processing Plants of capacity
5,000 litres per day is being set
up at Recong Peo, district
Kinnaur, Nalagarh, district Solan
and Jangal Beri, district
Hamirpur.
o A new Mineral Mixture Plant and
Urea Molasses Plant are being
set up at Bhor, Tehsil Bhoranj,
district Hamirpur.
– A new Compressed Fodder Plant
is being set up at Bilaspur.
0 Three Cattle Feed godown has
been set up at distirict Bilaspur
Una and Nadaun, District
Hamirpur.
o H.P.Milkfed has set up a new
Bakery Biscuit Plant of 2.5-3.0
metric tonne per day capacity at
Totu in Milkfed Premises.
– Provide self as well as direct
employment opportunities
through village Dairy
Co-operatives.
New Innovations
8.18 HimachalPradesh Milkfed
is manufacturing Panjiri at ‘Panjiri
Manufacturing Plant’ Chakkar (Mandi)
to cater the need of the Welfare
Department under ICDS project,
38,049.52 quintal of ‘Nutrimix has been
supplied During 2016-17. Himachal
Pradesh Milkfed has also supplied
5,638.61 quintals of Skimmed Milk
Powder (SMP) and 5,497.00 quintals of
Bakery Biscuit to ICDS, SABLA Block
through Women and Child Welfare
Department.
– The H.P. Milk Federation organize
training programme to milk
producers at village level for
educating them to produce good
quality of milk.

o H.P. Milkfed has also diversified its
activities by manufacturing sweets
during Deepawali festival and sold
300 quintals of 2017-18.
~ H.P. Milkfed is providing
refreshment kit to Blood donors at
IGMC Shimla.
Achievement of H.P. Milkfed are
shown in Table 8.2
Table 8.2
Achievement of H.P.Mi|kfed
Sr. Particulars 2016-17 (upto
No 30.12.17)
1
Organized Societies 921 985
2 Membership 42000 42350
Milk procured(Iakh Itrs) 232.00 180.20
Milk Marketing(Iakh Itrs) 100.00 74.39
Ghee sold(MT) 161.43 121.00
Paneer sold (MT) 73.33 56.00
Butter sold(MT) 24.94 26.30
Dahi sold(MT) 131.82 99.60
Cattle Feed(in qtls.) 26610.00 16730.00
co OO\|O’>U’|J>(.~J
8.19 The H.P. Milk Federation
not only provides a remunerative market
to the milk producers living in remote
and far-flung areas but also makes
available milk and milk products to the
consumers in urban areas at a
competitive prices. In order to ensure
that milk is instantaneously chilled at
village level, H.P. Milkfed has installed
104 Bulk Milk Coolers at village level in
various parts of the State. To bring
transparency and automation in the
testing of milk at village level, H.P.
Milkfed has installed 227 Automatic Milk
Collection Units in different Village Dairy
Co-operative societies.
Wool Procurement and
Marketing Federation
8.20 The main objective of the
Federation is to promote the growth and
development of wool industry in the
State of Himachal Pradesh and to free
wool growers from exploitation by the
middleman/traders. In pursuance to the
above objective, the Federation is
actively involved in procurement of
sheep and angora wool, sheep shearing
at pasture level, sheep wool scouring
and marketing of wool. Sheep shearing
is done with the imported automatic
machines. During the year 2017-18
(upto 31.12.2017) the sheep wool
procurement was 99,837 Kg. and the
value of the same was ‘56.64 lakh.
The Federation is also
implementing a few Centrally Sponsored
Schemes for the benefit and upliftment
of sheep and angora breeders in the
State. During current financial year the
benefits of these schemes is likely to
perculate to approximately 15,000
breeders. The Federation is also
providing remunerative prices to the
wool growers for their produce by selling
the wool in the established markets.
FISHERIES AND AQUA CULTURE
8.21 Himachal Pradesh is one
of the States amongst a few in the union
of India which has been gifted by
mother nature with rivers emanating
from glaciers which traverse through
hilly terrains and finally enrich the semi-
plain area of the state with their oxygen
rich water. Its linearly flowing rivers
Beas, Satluj and Ravi receive many
streams during their downward journey
and harbour the precious cold water fish
fauna such as Schizothorax, Golden
Mahseer and exotic Trouts. Cold water
resources of the state have shown their
potential with the successful completion
of ambitious Indo-Norwegian Trout
farming Project and tremendous interest
shown by the hill populace for the
adoption of evolved technology. The
commercially important fish species in
Gobind Sagar and Pong Dam

reservoirs, Chamera and Ranjeet Sagar
Dam have become a tool for the
upliftment of local population. About
6,098 fishermen in the State depend
directly on reservoir fisheries for
their livelihood. During 2017-18 (up to
December,2017) cumulative fish
production was 6,980.96 metric tonne
valued at 8,904.56 lakh. The reservoir
of Himachal Pradesh has the distinction
of highest per hectare fish production in
Govind Sagar and highest sale price
value of fish catch in Pong Dam in the
country. During current year (upto
December,2017), 7.65 tonne trout has
been sold from the state farms and
earning revenue to the tune of ‘97.82
lakh. Last few years sale of fish is
shown in Table 8.3
Table 8.3
Trout Production
Year Production Revenue
(in tonne) (in hkh)
2014-15 17.07 114.66
2015-16 17.63 120.93
2016-17 18.77 141.35
2017-18(upto 7.65 97.82
Dec.,17)
8.22 The Department of
Fisheries has constructed carp as well
as trout seed production farms in the
state to cater the requirement of
reservoirs rural Ponds and commercial
farms in public as well as private sector.
The value of Carp Farm seed production
is ‘287.80 lakh in 2016-17. In June
2017, it has been decided by the
Government of India that fingerlings size
70 mm and above should be stocked
and sold for future. This way the value
of seed(finger|ings) produced during
2017-18 (up to December,2017) is
‘19.94 lakh. Despite hilly terrain of the
State aquaculture is being given due
importance. Under “Rastriya Krishi
Vikas Yojna” (RKVY) an outlay of
‘£500.30 lakh has been approved by
Government with the breakup as shown
in Table 8.4
Table 8.4
Name of scheme Outlay
Amount
1. Construction of two
trout hatchery (one
under general and 2″“ ‘33-50 |akh
under SCSP scheme) in
Mandi District.
2. Training component
3. Const.of 9 community \ 830 |akh
ponds .
4. C0nst.of72 troutunits
5. Construction of |cePlant -3730 |akh
6. Construction of landing
Cemre_ ‘148.5O lakh
7. Surrender to Govt. \35_O0 |akh
‘$30.00 lakh
‘ 2.20 lakh
T°‘a’ ‘3oo.so lakh
8.23 The Department of Fisheries
has initiated many welfare schemes for
the upliftment of fishermen. Fishermen
now are covered under insurance
scheme where ‘2.00 lakh is given (in
case of deathl permanent disability) or
‘1.00 lakh (in case of parital disability)
and ‘10,000 towards hospital expenses
and even losses to their gear and crafts
are being born by the State Government

to the extent of 50 percent under “Risk
Fund Scheme“. A contributory saving
scheme has been initiated by the State
Government under this scheme double
matching share of fisherman’s
contribution is born by the Centre and
State Government in the ratio of 80:20
during the season.
8.24 Department of Fisheries is
earnestly contributing in the
strengthening of rural economy and
generation of employment opportunities
to the unemployed youth and various
schemes in this direction have been
initiated. A total number of 467 self
employment opportunities were
generated by the department under
various schemes. Under Blue
Revolution department has envisaged
construction of 1,000 hectare new
ponds and 1,000 trout units in the State
by 2020. Central Sector Scheme of
Blue Revolution is being shared in 90:10
between Central and State Government.
Under this scheme during 2017-18
1 Construction of 72 trout unit’s
inputs.
2 Construction of new ponds and
renovation of old ponds inputs.
3 Seed stoking in State reservoir.
4 Close season Relief Funds.
5. Establishment of Community
Canning Centre for production of
ready to eat smoked trout at
Patlikuhal in Kullu.
In order to meet the
expenditure of the above a provision of
‘700.00 lakh has being proposed in
Annual Plan 2017-18
8.25 During 2017-18, 13 hectare
new area in the shape of rearing ponds
has been proposed under blue
revolution scheme in the existing carp
hatcheries of the State with the cost of
‘36.00 lakh so that fry could be stocked
in these ponds to develop them to the
stage of fingerlings of the size 70 mm
and above. A part from this ‘9.51 lakh
has been sanctioned for utilization as
input cost (feed manure etc.) to meet
the carp seed requirement of farmer in
una area. Anew carp hatchery with an
expenditure of ‘15.00 lakh is
being constructed in Pvt. Sector in Una
district. In order to meet the brooder
requirement of farmer, 0.57 hectare
brooder pond with an expenditure of
‘2.39 lakh is being established in Pvt.
Sector in Una district.
8.26 For the integrated
development of Trout culture in
Himachal Pradesh, 15 Trout hatcheries
are being established in private sector in
Kullu, Mandi, Chamba, Shimla and
Sirmaur districts by providing financial
assistance of ‘277.20 lakh during the
year2017-18.
8.27 A community canning
centre for the production of ready to eat
smoked trout is being established in
Kullu, at Patlikuhal with an expenditure
of ‘85.00 lakh. During 2017-18, 72 new
trout units with the expenditure of ‘71.60
lakh are being constructed in Kullu,
Chamba, Mandi, Shimla and Sirmaur

Districts. A part from this ‘89.50 lakh has
been sanctioned for the utilization as
input cost (feed manure etc) for these
troutunits.
8.28 For the development of
aquaculture in Himachal Pradesh, 7
Solar Power System are being
established in Departmental Carp farms
in Kullu, Chamba, Mandi, Shimla and
8.29 Achievements of the department
during the financial 2017-18, (upto
Sirmaur districts with an expenditure of
‘105.00 lakh during the year 2017-18.
December, 2017) and proposed targets
for 2018-19 are shown in Table 8.5
Table 8.5
Sr.No Items
Achieved Targets fixed Targets
upto for the year proposed
December, 2017-18 for the year
2017 2018-19
1. Fish Production from all sources(in tonnes) 6980.96 13200.00 13200.00
2. Fish Seed Production Carp farms (lakh) 124.40 580.00 585.00
3. Table size trout production (in tonnes) 7.65 18.00 20.00
Government sector
4. Table size trout production (in tonnes) 183.90 550.00 550.00
Private Sector
5. Employment generated (nos.)
113 467 500
6. Total Revenue of the department(lakh) 247.26 390.12 395.00

9. FOREST AND ENVIRONMENT
Forest
9.1 Forests in Himachal
Pradesh cover an area of 37,033 Sq.
Km. and account for 66.52 percent of
total geographical area of the state.
However, presently 26.4 percent of the
total geographical area of the State
supports Forest cover. Besides proper
management, conservation and
rationalized utilization of forests, the
State has a declared vision of
enhancing the forest cover in the State
from the present about 26.4 percent of
its geographical area to 30 percent of
its geographical area by 2030 to meet
the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). The plan programme taken up
by the Forest Department aims at
fulfilling these policy commitments.
Some of the important plan programme
activities are as under:-
Forest Plantation
9.2 Forest plantation is being
carried out under various State plan
schemes such as Improvement of tree
cover. and soil consen/ation, CAMPA
as well as Centrally Sponsored
Scheme National Afforestation
Programme. Pasture and Grazing
lands of the state are being managed
under state scheme Development of
Pasture and Grazing lands. Van
Mahotsava at State, Circle and Division
levels is also celebrated for educating
the masses and creating awareness
amongst all stakeholders regarding
forestry and environmental concerns
under New Forestry Scheme (Sanjhi
Van Yojana). Another scheme namely
“Smriti Van Yojana” is also being
implemented with the vision to create
awareness amongst the people about
tree planting. The scheme envisages
tree plantation by people in specially
designated areas on the occasion of
their birthday, marriage anniversary or
on death anniversary of their parentsl
relatives/ elders. For the year 2017-18,
plantation target of 9,725 Hectares
Including CAMPA and Centrally
Sponsored Schemes has been fixed
with a cost of ‘47.00 crore out of
which 6,776 hectares target and
expenditure of ‘39.78 crore has been
achieved upto 31.12.2017.
intensification of Forest
Management Scheme
9.3 Forests in the State are
subject to increasing biotic pressure
due to increase in human populations,
changing animal husbandry practices,
and developmental activities. Forests
are exposed to perils of fire, illicit
felling, encroachments and other forest
offences. Forest Protection is being
strengthened by equipping check posts
at sensitive places with CCTVs to
ensure electronic surveillance to curb
forest offences. Fire fighting equipment
and improved techniques are also
being introduced and made available to
all the forest divisions where fire is a
major destructive element.
Communication network for effective
management and protection of forest
wealth is very important. Keeping these
factors in view, intensification of Forest
Management Scheme is being
implemented with Central Assistance.
An outlay of ‘401.95 lakh has been
approved in the State Budget for the
current financial year 2017-18 but the
Central Government has released only
‘105.00 lakh under this scheme till
December, 2017 due to the reason that
the Central Government is in the
process of revising the scheme.
Expenditure of ‘58.60 lakh has been
incurred upto 31.12.2017. An outlay of
‘414.00 lakh has been proposed for

next financial year under Centrally
Sponsored Scheme and ‘100.00 lakh
has been proposed under State Plan
for proper protection and management
of forests in the state.
Nagar Van Udyan Yojana –
“Ek Kadam Hariyali Ki Or” – A
Programme for Climate Smart
Green Cities
9.4 The Ministry of Environment,
Forests and Climate Change has
introduced a new scheme namely
Nagar Van Udyan Yojana – “Ek Kadam
Hariyali Ki Or” – a Programme for
Climate Smart Green Cities. The vision
of this scheme is to create at least one
City Forest in each city having
Municipal Corporation for providing
wholesome, healthy living environment
and contributing to growth of Smart,
Clean, Green, Sustainable and Healthy
Cities. Under this scheme 80 percent
funds are to be provided by the
National CAMPA Advisory Council
(NCAC) and 20 percent by the State
Government One such project under
this scheme has been approved by the
Government for Shimla City during
2016-17 for a total cost of ‘2.00 crore
with state share of ‘40.00 lakh. The
state Government has provided 20.00
lakh towards its share during the year
2017-18 and provision of balance
‘20.00 lakh has been kept for the year
2018-19.
EXTERNALLY AIDED
PROJECTS
Mid-Himalayan Watershed
Development Project
9.5 Himachal Pradesh Mid-
Himalayan Watershed Development
Project became operative in 10 districts
of Himachal Pradesh w.e.f. 15‘
October, 2005 with the financial
assistance from the World Bank for the
period of 6 years with sharing pattern in
ratio 80:20. The project, with field
activities culminated w.e.f. 31 March
2017, aimed to reversing the process of
degradation of the natural resource
base and improve the productive
potential of natural resources and
income of rural households in the
project. Funds amounting to ‘7.70 crore
have been provided during the year
2017-18 for withdrawall winding up of
this project.
Himachal Pradesh Forest Eco-
systems Climate Proofing
Project (K.F.W assisted)
9.6 Himachal Pradesh Forest
Ecosystems Climate Proofing Project
with the assistance of Germany (Kf\N)
Project is being implemented in
Chamba and Kangra districts of the
State for the period of 7 years w.e.f.
2015-16. The cost of the project is
‘£308.45 crore. The Funding pattern of
the project is 85.10 percent loan and
14.90 percent State share. The main
objective of this project is the
rehabilitation, protection and
sustainable use of the selected forest
ecosystems in Himachal Pradesh to
increase and secure the resilience of
forest ecosystems against climate
change and ensure flow of forest based
products and other services, which
benefit the forest dependent
communities. In the long run this will
contribute in strengthening the
adaptation capacity of forest
ecosystems to climate change,
protection of biodiversity, stabilization
of catchment areas, conservation of
natural resource base and at the same
time result in better livelihoods for the
people of Himachal Pradesh An outlay of
‘60.00 crores has been approved for

the current financial year 2017-18 and
expenditure upto 31.12.2017 is ‘5.76
crore.
Himachal Pradesh Forest
Ecosystems Management
and Livelihood
Improvement Project
9.7 A new Project namely
“Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystems
Management and Livelihood
Improvement Project” for 8 years
(2018-19 to 2025-26) amounting to
800.00 crore is under negotiation with
the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (J.l.C.A.). The Funding pattern
of the project is 80 percent loan and 20
percent State share. The project will be
implemented in Bilaspur, Kullu, Mandi,
Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti districts
and tribal areas of Pangi and Bharmour
Sub-divisions of Chamba districts with
Project headquarter at Kullu(Shamshi)
district Kullu and Regional office at
Rampur, district Shimla. The objectives
of the project are to conserve the forest
and mountain ecosystem and improve
livelihood of the forest and pasture
dependent communities by increasing
forest cover, density and productive
potential using scientific and modern
forest management practices;
enhancing biodiversity and forest
ecosystem conservation and to reduce
pressurel stress on forest resources by
providing the village communities with
alternative livelihood opportunity.
During the financial year 2017-18, the
Government has provided ‘1.00 crore
for preparatory phase of this project
and expenditure of ‘44.00 lakh has
been incurred upto 31.12.2017.
World Bank Aided Himachal
Pradesh Forests for Prosperity
Project
9.8 A World Bank aided new
project namely “Himachal Pradesh
Forests for Prosperity Project“ is also in
the pipeline. The cost of the project is
‘665.00 crore. The funding pattern is 80
percent loan and 20 percent State
share. The project would be
implemented in Una, Kangra,
Hamirpur, Solan, Kinnaur, Bilaspur,
Shimla, Sirmaur, Pangi and Bharmour
Sub- Divisions of District Chamba for a
duration of 5 years with Project
headquarter at Una and Regional
offices at Dharamshala and Shimla.
The objectives of the project are to
increase the State Forest Cover!
improve its quality; increase the
benefits that local community derives
from forests and to promote Nature-
based Tourism, sustainable
hydropower and water supply. A
budget provision of ‘4.12 crore has
been made during the current financial
year 2017-18. Expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is ‘32.00 lakh.
World Bank Aided Integrated
Project for Source
Sustainability and Climate
Resilient Rain-fed Agriculture
9.9 The World Bank has also
agreed to support another project at a
cost of ‘650.00 crore titled ‘Integrated
Project for Source Sustainability and
Climate Resilient Rain-fed Agriculture‘.
This project is under finalization and
loan agreement signing date has been
proposed for March 2018. The funding
pattern of the project is 80 percent loan
and 20 percent is State share. The
project period is 7 years. The project
would be implemented in 900 Gram
Panchayats in Shiwalik and Mid Hills
agro-climatic zones spread across
various watershed in the state. The key
objectives of this project include
comprehensive treatment of around
2 lakh hectares non-arable and 20,000

hectares arable lands; and
enhancement of water productivity!
efficiency Milk production and livelihood
improvement in the project area. An
outlay of ‘4.60 crore has been
approved under this project during the
current financial year 2017-18 out of
which expenditure of ‘1.29 crore has
been incurred up to 31.12.2017.
Environment Forestry and
Wildlife
9.10 Himachal Pradesh is
home to a very impressive, diverse and
unique fauna— many of which are rare.
The scheme aims at protection,
improvement of environment and
wildlife, development of wildlife
sanctuariesl national parks and
improvement of wildlife habitat so as to
provide protection to various species of
birds and animals facing extinction. To
protect, develop and scientifically
mange the wildlife and to improve its
habitat an outlay of ‘14.84 crore has
been approved for the current financial
year 2017-18 out of which expenditure
of ‘5.03 crore has been incurred upto
31.12.2017 and balance amount will be
booked upto 31.03.2018.
ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY
State Knowledge Cell on
Climate Change
9.11 A State Knowledge Cell on
Climate Change has been set up in the
Department of Environment, Science
and Technology, Himachal Pradesh
with the assistance of Department of
Environment, Science and Technology,
Government of India under National
Mission for Sustaining Himalayan
Ecosystems.
Total budget sanctioned
for setting up and functioning of the
Knowledge cell is ‘2.73 crores out of
which only ‘1.00 crore has been
released and utilized upto 31.12.2017
to carry out pre-defined activities. The
Government of India has been
requested to release the remaining
budget to undertake further activities.
Climate Change
vulnerability assessment is being
undertaken for Beas River Basin
covering four districts viz. Kullu, Mandi,
Hamirpur and Kangra. Report on one
district i.e. Kullu will be completed by
the end of March, 2018.
Implementation of Project
sanctioned under NAFCC
9.12 A programme titled
“SustainabIe Livelihoods of Agriculture
-Dependent Rural Communities”
(S.L.A.D.R.C.) is being implemented in
district Sirmaur, HIMACHAL
PRADESH under National Adaptation
Fund for Climate Change of Ministry of
Environment, Forest and Climate
Change, Government of India with the
total financial outlay of 20.00 crore.
This project is being implemented
through National Implementing Agency
NABARD in collaboration with
Agriculture, Horticulture and IPH
Departments. For this project ‘3.31
crore has been released and being
utilized to carry out pre-defined
activities.
Climate Change
vulnerability assessment report and
climate change adaptation plan of
three developmental blocks (Pachhad,
Paonta Sahib and Sangrah) of district
Sirmaur has been completed and the
list of beneficiaries have been
identified. Works of three lift irrigation
schemes in three developmental

blocks has been started through IPH
department.12 micro irrigation
schemes in three blocks out of total 73
completed through D.W.D.O
(Divisional Watershed Development
Officers) Nahan covering area of 23
hectares with 87 beneficiaries.
Introduction of State level
Environment Leadership
Awards
9.13 Himachal Pradesh
Environment Leadership Awards has
been started by the State Government
to be conferred through Department of
Environment, Science and Technology
every year to various categories of
institutionsl individuals of the State,
who excel in promotion of
environmental conservation and
sustainable development by
demonstrating successful initiatives.
The award is to be given in the form of
a citation along with cash prize of
‘50,000 as 15‘ Prize and ‘25,000 as
total sanctioned budget of ‘9.50 lakh
was utilized for organization of State
level Environment Leadership
Awards-2017.
Creation of Model Eco
Villages- an Environmentally
Sound Sustainable Community
Development Programme in
Himachal Pradesh.
9.14 Model Eco Village Scheme
has been notified by the State
Government to be implemented
through the Department of
Environment, Science and
Technology. Through this initiative, the
State Government intends to sketch
the different components of
environmental sustainability, which will
go into such a designing and
illustration as implemented examples.
Environmentally sustainable and
ecologically oriented eco villages shall
be focused towards the perspective of
developing low impact lifestyles as to
reduce the “ecological footprint” by as
much as 50 percent of the base
assessment from launch of the
scheme. It will be based on the values
of “care of the earth and of people”. It
will be ensured that how community is
best integrated in nature by setting up
a framework of various components-
features with quantitative and
qualitative social, economic and
environmental benefits of
implementing these features that can
be used to help determine to what
extent they are being incorporated in
development plans. The benefits of
implementing sustainable communities
will be significant in both the short and
long term. Under this scheme ‘50.00
lakh to be utilized over a period of 5
years by the identified village for
adoption of Model Eco Village
Scheme.
Preparation and notification of
Environment Policy for the
State of Himachal Pradesh.
9.15 The State Government has
decided to prepare State Environment
Policy in order to bring synergy among
various stakeholder departments and
bring environmental coordination into
mainstreaming of decision making in
the State. This document will facilitate
the process of determining priority
actions in a sustainable manner with
sound environmental governance in
the State and Total Budget sanctioned
for the purpose is ‘15.00 lakh for the
year 2017-18.
Proposals under Green
Climate Fund
9.16 The State Government has
prepared and submitted two proposals
through NABARD a National

Implementing Agency under the Green
Climate Fund.
i) Community based Water
Harvesting and Natural Water
Resource Management to be
implemented through Irrigation
and Public Health Department.
‘1,125.32 crore has been
proposed.
ii) For Climate Resilient Forest
Management in the State
‘492.00 crore has been
proposed through Forest
Department.
Formulation of Programmes to
Reduce the Climate Change
Vulnerability
9.17 The State Government
through Depanment of Environment,
Science and Technology will formulate
a programme to be implemented in
next five years to reduce the climate
change vulnerability and improve the
adaptive capacity of rural, small and
marginal farmers including rural
women in flood and drought prone
district of the State. Three project
proposals amounting to ‘57.75 crore
have been submitted to the NABARD
for funding under N.A.F.C.C.
(National Adaptation Funds for Climate
Change) of Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change,
Government of India.
Biotechnology policy
Research and development
Projects in Applied
Biotechnology
9.18 In order to implement
Biotechnology policy in the State
research activities were conducted in
collaboration with universitiesl
institutions. Research and
Development proposals are being
carried out in the field of applied bio-
technology to establish available for
users in the State with total sum of
‘16.97 Iakh upto 31.12.2017.

10. WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
DRINKING WATER
10.1 Water management is an
important issue. Provision of safe
drinking water has been the priority of
the State Government. All the census
villages in the State have been
provided with drinking water facilities
by March, 1994. As per the latest
updated/validated survey of drinking
water supply schemes in Himachal
Pradesh, all 45,367 habitations have
been covered with safe drinking water
facility by March, 2008. With the
coming in force of National Rural
Drinking Water Supply guidelines
w.e.f. 01.04.2009 and subsequent
realignmentl mapping of habitations,
there are 53,205 habitations in the
State, out of which 19,473 habitations
(7,632 habitation with population
coverage >0 and <100 and 11,841 habitations with 0 population coverage) are identified having inadequate drinking water. The criteria of coverage of habitations have been changed to population based coverage to ensure water security at household level. Status of habitations as on 01.04.2017 was finalized as under:- Total Habitations Habitations Number with 100 with of percent population Habita- population coverage >0
tions coverage and <100 53,604 34,382 19,222 (64.15%) (35.85%) During the year 2017-18, against the target of covering 730 habitations in which 364 habitations under State sector and 366 habitations under Central sector with an outlay of ‘242.39 crore and 84.39 crore respectively, 438 habitations in which 436 habitations under Central sector and 2 habitations under State sector have been covered up to December, 2017. An expenditure of ‘44.23 crore, under Central sector and ‘101.24 crore under State sector have been incurred upto December, 2017. Hand pump Programme 10.2 The Government has an ongoing programme of providing hand pumps with focus on regions facing scarcity of water during summer season. Total 35,668 hand pumps have been installed up to March, 2017. During the year 2017-18, 1,233 hand pumps have been installed upto December, 2017. Urban Water Supply 10.3 Under drinking water scheme, the work of operation and maintenance of 50 towns of the state is looked after by the IPH Department. Augmentation work of 38 towns Water Supply Schemes have been completed upto March, 2017. Water Supply to Dharamshala, Kangra, Hamirpur, Sarkaghat, Nagrota Bagwan, Kullu, Mandi, Rampur, and Manali is in progress through UIDSSMT. Augmentation work of Water Supply Scheme of Nahan and Banjar town are in progress through State sector. During the year 2017-18 a budget provision of ‘21.50 crore has been kept for augmentation of water supply schemes, against which an expenditure of ‘10.33 crore has been incurred upto December, 2017. IRRIGATION 10.4 To increase the crop production the importance of irrigation is well established. Adequate and timely supply of irrigation water to crops is the pre-requisite in the agriculture production process, particularly in areas where the rainfall is scanty and irregular. The supply of land is fixed, i.e. in elastic, therefore, the accelerated growth in production is possible through multiple cropping and realization of higher crop yield per unit area, which in turn depends upon irrigation. Creation of irrigation potential and its optimum utilization continues to receive a high priority in Government Planning. 10.5 Out of the total geographical area of 55.67 lakh hectare of Himachal Pradeh, only 5.83 lakh hectare is the net area sown. It is estimated that ultimate irrigation potential of the State is approximately 3.35 lakh hectare, out of this 0.50 lakh hectare can be brought out under irrigation through major and medium irrigation projects and balance 2.85 lakh hectare of area can be provided irrigation through minor irrigation schemes. Till date 2.71 lakh hectare land has been brought out under the irrigation facility upto December, 2017. Major and Medium Irrigation 10.6 The only major irrigation project in the State is Shahnehar Project in Kangra District. The project has been completed and irrigation facility to 15,287 hectare land is provided. The Command Area Development work is in progress and out of 15,287 hectare, 9,612 hectare land has been brought under Command Area Development activities upto December,2017. Medium Irrigation Projects, Changer area Bilaspur 2,350 hectare, Sidhatha Kangra, 3,150 hectare and Balh Valley Left Bank 2,780 hectare has been completed. The work of CAD Sidhatha is in progress and 2,350 hectare land has been brought under CAD activities upto December,2017. At present work of Medium Irrigation Project Phinna Singh (CCA 4,025 hectare) and the Nadaun area in District Hamirpur (CCA 2,980 hectare) is in progress. During 2017-18, an amount of ‘6,000.00 lakh has been provided. There is a target of 1,200 hectare area under Major and Medium Irrigation. Minor Irrigation 10.7 During the year 2017-18, there was a budget provision of 220.75 crore in the State sector to provide irrigation facilities to an area of 3,500 hectare against which upto December, 2017 an area of 1,999.21 hectare has been covered with an expenditure of ‘54.02 crore. Command Area Development 10.8 During the year 2017-18, a provision of ‘75.00 crore has been provided by the Government of Himachal Pradesh which includes ‘25.00 crore for CAD activities in completed minor irrigation schemes to bridge the gap of potential created and utilized and rest of amount is for major/medium irrigation and minor irrigation schemes ongoing in the State including Central share. There is a physical target of 2,500 hectare CCA for providing CAD activities, out of which 787.85 hectare (Shahnehar is 638.50 hectare and Sidhatha is 149.35 hectare) has been achieved up to December, 2017. CAD to major irrigation Shahnehar and medium irrigation Sidhatha projects were included for funding under Command Area Development Water Management programme of Government of India. The Government of India has launched the ISBIG scheme for providing CAD activities in the completed/ongoing irrigation projects during 2016-17 and accordingly the 6 projects (Shahnehar major irrigation project, Sidhatha Changer, Nadaun Area, Ballah valley left bank medium irrigation projects, and 23 minor irrigation schemes) of CADWM have been considered for inclusion under the programme. Flood Control Works 10.9 During the year 2017-18 a sum of ‘£53.58 crore has been provided to protect 2,500 hectare of land. An amount of \1O.98 crore upto December, 2017 has been spent to protect an area of 159.21 hectare. The work for Swan Phase-IV and Channelization of Chhochh Khad is in progress. 11. INDUSTRIES AND MINING INDUSTRIES 11.1 Himachal Pradesh has made significant achievements in the field of industrialization in the past few years. Recently many initiatives have been taken by Government to facilitate investment in the State. Status of Industrialization 11.2 As on 31.12.2017, there were 45,597 units working in the State. Out of these 138 Industrial Units are Large and 484 are Medium Scale Units. Development of Industrial Areasl Estates 11.3 The budget amounting to ‘23.50 crore has been allocated for the year 2017-18 for infrastructure development of various Industrial Areasl Estates. Out of allocated fund ‘9.52 crore have been booked for construction of various development works in Industrial Areal Industrial Estates as on 18.01.2018. The balance budget of ‘13.98 crore will be spent before 31.03.2018. State of the Art Industrial Area under MIIUS 11.4 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DIPP), Government of India has accorded final approval for setting up of two State of Art Industrial Area at Pandoga District Una and Kandrori, District Kangra under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS). The detail of funding pattern of these projects is shown in the Table 11.1 Table 11.1 Means of Amount in crore Finance State of State of Art Art Industrial Industrial Area at Area at Pandoga Kandrori District District Una Kangra Central Grant 22.62 24.07 SIA 23.97 17.00 Debt 41.46 54.70 Total 88.05 95.77 The grant shall be utilized for the purpose of up gradation of infrastructure facilities at these industrial areas, under physical infrastructure (Roads and Storm Water Drainage, Streets Lights, augmentation of 132KV Power Sub- Station etc.), technical infrastructure (Common Facility Centre etc.), and Social infrastructure (Working Women Hostel, Bus Stops, Rain Shelter and Common Health Centre etc.) and for misce|laneous/ administrative grant. During the financial year 2017-18 an amount of ‘49.85 crore has been allocated under creation of state Art Industrial Areas and Integrated Infrastructure Upgradation scheme out of which ‘44.44 crore has been booked. Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) 11.5 Under this scheme as on 31.01.2018 against the target of 900 cases, 2,627 cases have been sponsored to various banks, out of which 821 cases involving Margin Money subsidy ‘1,991.13 lakh, have been sanctioned. In 450 cases, an amount of ‘1,048.57 lakh of Margin Money (subsidy) has been disbursed. Sericulture Industry 11.6 Sericulture is one of the important agro-based rural cottage industries of the Pradesh that is providing gainful employment to about 10,228 rural families for supplementing their income by producing silk cocoons. 14 silk yarn reeling units have been set up in private sector i.e. district Kangra and Bilaspur five each, in Hamirpur, Mandi, Una and Sirmaur one each with the assistance of Government. Upto 315‘ December, 2017, 240.82 MT Silk Cocoons were produced that was converted into raw silk of 32.11 MT providing an income of about ‘722.46 lakh by sale of silk products in the State. Handloom and Handicrafts 11.7 Under Tribal Sub Plan, a sanction case of ‘1.07 crore and under SCSP a sanction case of ‘1.00 crore has been sent to the State Government for sanction of 53 training centers by H.P. State Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation. MINING 11.8 Minerals constitute a fundamental component of State’s economic base. Good quality limestone, which is one of the ingredients in the manufacture of cement, is available in plenty in the State. Six Cement Plants M/s ACC Ltd. at Barmana, District Bilaspur (two units), M/s Ambuja Cements Ltd. at Kashlog District Solan (two units), M/s Ultratech Cement (earliar J.P. Himachal Cement) at Baga Bhalag (one unit) and M/s CCI at Rajban District Sirmaur (one unit) are already in operation. The establishment of other cement plants are under process in parts of District Mandi, Shimla and Chamba. In addition to above, the Government has also granted prospecting licences to the various companies in order to carry out the detailed study for proving the deposits, quantity and quality of Limestone and other associated minerals. Other commercially exploitable minerals in the State are Shale, Barytes, Silica Sand, Rock Salt, Quartzite, Building material like sand stone, sand, bajri and building stone. Apart from carrying out development and regulation of Mines and Minerals, the Geological Wing, Department of Industries is also conducting Geo-technical investigations of bridge sites, buildings and geo-environmental etc. 11.9 During the year 2015-16, ‘155.00 crore revenue was received and in the financial year 2016-17 ‘176.22 crore of royalty from minerals have been received. In the current financial year 2017-18, up to 31.12.2017 ‘363.29 crore revenue have been received which includes ‘194.00 crore paid by M/s Ultratech Cements Ltd. as an upfront payment. i) New Leases granted: During 2015-16, 30 numbers of mining leases under major mineral have been granted! renewed and during 2016-17 extension in 30 numbers of mining leases of major minerals in terms of provisions of Section 8A (5) and 8A (6) of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, has been made for a period of 50 years from the date of grant. Further during 2015-16, 68 numbers of mining leases under minor minerals have been granted and during 2016-17, 92 numbers of mining leases have been granted. During current financial year 2017-18 upto 31.12.2017, 56 number of minor minerals mining leases have been granted. Geo Technical Investigations: During 2015-16, 23 numbers of Geo-Technical reports pertaining to foundation testing of bridge sites, geological evaluations of road alignments, landslides etc. were sent to user agencies for further action and during 2016-17 20 numbers of Geo-Technical reports have been sent to the user agencies. During the current financial 2017-18 upto 31.12.2017. 7 number of geo-technical report have been sent to the user agencies. 12. LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 12.1 As per 2011 Census, 30.05 percent of the total population of the Pradesh is classified as main workers, 21.80 percent marginal workers and the rest 48.15 percent as non-workers out of the total workers (main+margina|) 57.93 percent are cultivators and 4.92 percent agricultural labourers, 1.65 percent are engaged in household industry and 35.50 percent in other activities. The employment assistancel information service to job seekers in the Pradesh is rendered through the 3 Regional Employment Exchanges, 9 District Employment Exchanges, 2 University Employment Information and Guidance Bureaus, 62 Sub- Employment Exchanges, 1 Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped, 1 Central Employment Cell, Vocational Guidance and Employment Counseling to the youth as well as in the matter of collection of Employment Market Information Centre are working in the State. All 74 Employment Exchanges have been computerized and 71 Employment Exchanges are online. Efforts are on to bring remaining 3 Employment Exchanges Online. Minimum wages 12.2 Himachal Pradesh Government has constituted a Minimum Wages Advisory Board under the Minimum Wages Act-1948 for the purpose of advising the State Government in the matter of fixing and revising the minimum rates of wages for the workers. The State Government has enhanced the minimum wages for unskilled category of workers from ‘200 to ‘21O per day or ‘6,000 to ‘6,300 per month w.e.f. 1.04.2017, working in all existing 19 scheduled employments under the provision of Minimum Wages Act, 1948. Employment Market Information Programme 12.3 At the district level, the employment data is being collected under the Employment Market Information Programme since 1960. The total employment in the State as on 30.6.2016 in Public Sector was 2,82,464 and in Private sector was 1,62,686 where number of establishment in public sectors were 4,236 and in private sector 1,720. Vocational Guidance 12.4 There are total four vocational Guidance centres under Labour and Employment Department out of which one vocational guidance centre at the Directorate and other three are located at Regional Employment Office viz Mandi, Shimla and Dharamshala. Besides this, there are two University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau at Palampur and Shimla. These Vocational Guidance Centres impart vocational guidance to needy applicants. Vocational guidance camps are also organized in many educational Institutions of the State. 121 camps were organized in the different parts of the state during the Financial Year up to December,2017 Central Employment Cell 12.5 With a view to provide technical and highly skilled manpower to all the industrial units, institutions and establishments, the Central Employment Cell which has been set up in the Directorate of Labour and Employment of the State remained engaged in rendering its services during the year 2017-18. Under this scheme, assistance is provided to the employment seekers on the one hand in finding suitable jobs in private sector according to their qualifications and on the other hand for to recruit suitable workers without wastage of money, material and time. The Central Employment Cell organizes Campus Interview for Private Sector Employers to not requirement of unskilled labour. During the Financial Year up to December,2017. Central Employment Cell has organized 117 Campus Interviews wherein 1,868 candidates have been placed. The Central Employment Cell also organizes Job Fairs in the State. During the Financial Year up to December,2017. Two Job Fairs have been organized by the department where in 1,093 candidates were placed in employment in different Industries in the State. Special Employment Exchange for Special Abled. 12.6 The special employment exchange for the placement of physically disabled persons was set up in the Directorate of Labour and Employment during the year,1976. This special exchange renders assistance to the special abled candidates in the field of vocational guidance and also provides employment assistance in Public and Private Sector. The special abled persons who constitute the weaker section of society have been provided number of facilitiesl concession which include free of cost medical examination of the disabled persons through the Medical Boards constituted at the State and District level, relaxation of age by 5 years, exemption for qualifying typing test for those who suffer from disability in the upper limbs extremities, 3 percent reservation for appointment in Class-Ill and Class-IV posts, reservation of 5 percent seats in girls Industrial Training Institute and Tailoring Centres and providing reservation against the specific points, in departmental 200 points Rosters i.e. 15‘, 30“, 73″’, 1015‘, 130″‘, 173*“ (1s‘ and 101$‘ for Visually special abled and 30“‘ and 130″“ for Hearing special abled and 73’“ and 173’“ for Locomotor disabled). During the Financial Year 2017-18 upto December,2017, 1,966 special abled persons were brought on the Live Register of the Special Employment Exchange bringing the total number to 17,479 and 31 physically disabled persons were placed in employment. Labour Welfare Measures 12.7 Under the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 the District Vigilance Committees and Sub Division Vigilance Committees have been constituted to monitor and ensure the implementation of Bonded Labour System. A State Level Standing Committee on the report of Expert Group on Bonded Labour System and other related Acts in the State has been constituted. The State Government has established two Labour Courts-cum-Industrial Tribunals, one with headquarter at Shimla with its jurisdiction of District Shimla, Kinnaur, Solan and Sirmaur and the other at Dharamshala with its jurisdiction of District Kangra, Chamba, Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Mandi, Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti. The Presiding Officers of Labour Courts-cum- lndustrial Tribunals of the rank of District and Session Judges have been appointed for each Labour Courts- cum-lndustrial Tribunals. Employees Insurance and Provident Fund Scheme 12.8 The Employees State Insurance is applicable in the areas of Solan, Parwanoo, Barotiwala, Nalagarh, Baddi in Solan District, Mehatpur, Bathri and Gagret in Una District, Poanta Sahib and Kala Amb in Sirmaur District, Golthai in Bliaspur District, Mandi, Ratti, Ner Chowk, Bhangrotu, Chakkar and Gutkar in Mandi District and Industrial Area Shoghi and Municipal area of Shimla in District Shimla. About 7,495 establishments with an estimated 2,86,39O insured persons are covered under ESI Scheme in Himachal Pradesh upto 31.12.2017. Under employees provident fund scheme about 2,95,048 (provisional) workers have been brought in 15,425 establishments up to 31.12.2017. Industrial Relations 12.9 The problem of Industrial Relations has gained considerable importance on account of expansion of industrial activities in the Pradesh. Conciliation machinery has been functioning in the Pradesh and has proved as an imponant agency for the settlement of industrial disputes and maintaining industrial peace and harmony. Function of Conciliation Officer has been entrusted to the Joint Labour Commissioner, Deputy Labour Commissioner, Labour Officers and Labour Inspectors in the field within their respective jurisdiction. Higher authorities from Directorate level intervene in the cases/disputes where the conciliation fails to bring about any amicable settlement at lower level. Building and Other Construction Workers (RE and CS) ACT-1996 and Cess Act-1996 12.10 The Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board has been constituted under this Act and the Board is implementing welfare schemes for the building and other construction workers registered as beneficiaries with the Board such as; Maternityl Paternity Benefits, Special Abled Pension, Retirement Pension, Family Pension, Medical Assistance, Financial Assistance for education, Financial Assistance for marriage of self and upto two children, Skill Development Allowance. Loan for purchase of tools and purchasel construction of house, death Benefits and Funeral Assistance. The Board may construct/hire building for transit hostels for Building and Other Construction Workers wherein the number is more than 300. Recently the Board has constructed Worker Transit Hostel at Dulehad District Una and Ghansot (Nalagarh) District Solan. Apart from this Skill Development Tarining Institute is being constructed at Palkwah-Khas, District Una with the estimated cost of ‘15.69 crore. The Board has also covered Building and Other Construction Workers under Rashtriya Swashtya Bima Yojna. 1,938 Establishments, 1,29,599 beneficiaries are registered with the Board and 1,53,028 beneficiaries have been provided benefits amounting to ‘71.27 crore under the various welfare scheme and an amount of ‘394.38 crore approximately has been deposited as cess with the H.P. Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Shimla upto 31.12.2017. SKILL DEVELOPMENT ALLOWANCE SCHEME: 12.11 During this Financial Year 2017-18, budgetary provision of \100.00 crore has been made under Skill Development Allowance Scheme. Under this scheme there is provision of to the eligible un-employed youth of the State for their Skill Up gradation and increasing their employability. This Allowance is payable ‘1,000 per month and for 50 percent or more permanent physically challenged ‘1,500 per month for duration of skill Development Training, subject to maximum period of two years. EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE INFORMATION 12.12 During this financial year upto December,2017 in all 1,74,980 applicants were registered and 721 placement were done in Government sector against notified vacancies 2,185 and 4,850 placed in private sector against notified vacancies 7,035. The consolidated number on Live Registers of all are employment exchanges as on 31.12.2017 are 8,34,714. The District-wise registration and placements done by the employment exchanges with effect from 1.04.2017 to 31.12.2017 is given in Table 12.1 below:- Table No.12.1 District ‘ Resgistration Vacancies Placement I Live l l l notified Registration Govt. Private Bilaspur Chamba Hamirpur Kangra Kinnaur Kullu L& Spiti Mandi Shimla Sirmaur Solan Una 12164 12059 15205 34606 2324 8023 1368 32376 15986 11785 11931 17153 3300 4 199 53258 7 27 55 56453 99 61 92 66994 65 104 433 190783 2 0 0 9445 O 6 139 461 1 1 5 1 0 4681 73 70 1 98 151 1 37 1963 302 137 81070 326 14 15 58350 902 43 228 53677 293 89 479 62755 H.P 174980 7035 721 1975 834714 Note: Placement figure do not include the figures of placement given by Departments, Corporations, Boards and H.P. Public Sen/ice Commission and H.P.State Staff Selection Board through direct and open competition. 13. 13.1 Hydro power development is the key engine to the economic growth of the State of Himachal Pradesh, as it makes a direct and significant contribution to economy in terms of revenue generation, employment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life. The Hydro Power Sector in Himachal Pradesh strongly emphasizes the economic dimensions by way of environmentally and socially sustainable Hydropower Development in the State in line with the objective of Government of Himachal Pradesh to promote inclusive green growth and sustainable development of the State through climate change related with transformative actions across the key engines of economic growth of the State. 13.2 The State of Himachal Pradesh has an estimated Hydro Potential of 27,436 MW out of which 24,000 MW has been assessed as harnessable while the Government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to forgo balance potential in lieu of safe guarding the environment and to maintain ecological as well as protect various social concerns. Out of the total harnessable potential of about 24,000 MW, a potential to the tune of 20,912 MW already stands allotted under various sectors. The State has been accelerating the pace of Hydropower development through the active involvement of both the public and private sectors. A potential of about 10,519 MW has already been harnessed so far under various sectors. POWER Table 13.1 Power harnessed under various sectors SECTOR j Capacity (MW) HPSEBL 487.55 HPPCL 165.00 CENTRAL/JOINT 7,457.73 HIMURJA (STATE) 2.37 HIMURJA (PRIVATE) 291.45 PRIVATE above 5 MW 1,955.90 HP SHARE 159.17 Total 10,519.17 13.3 Directorate of Energy’s Physical and Financial achievements made during financial year 2017-18 (upto December 2017) and anticipated upto 31-03-2018. A capacity addition of 149.50 MW has been achieved during the current financial year 2017-18 till December, 2017 by commissioning three projects namely Sainj HEP (100 MW), Chaiju-I HEP (36 MW) and Upper Nanti HEP (13.5 MW) and a project of HEP 9 MW potential is likely to added upto March,2018 from Balargha. The upward trend In the rate of power has been experienced in the power trading market during the financial year. A revenue to the tune of \972.00 crore has been realized against the target of ‘620.00 crore (approx) and anticipated revenue for the remaining period i.e. upto March 2018 is likely to be realized to the tune of ‘ 68.00 crore approx on account of Sale of Free and Equity Power. Under Post Commissioning Local Area Development Fund (LADF), an amount of ‘13.22 crore has been realised out of sale of one percent additional free power received from various Hydro Power Projects on account of LADF and the same has been transferred to the concerned LADC’s for further disbursement to the project affected families. 13.4 The Directorate of Energy, being mandated to grant Technical Concurrence (TC) to the Projects involving of the Project cost not exceeding ‘1,000.00 crore, has accorded the Technical Concurrence to 14 number of projects after carrying out detailed examination of the Detailed Project Reports submitted by various Private, State and Central Sector developing agencies implementing Hydro Power Projects in the State, during current financial year 2017-18 till December,2017. Three numbers of TC will be accorded within the balance period upto March,2018. Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. 13.5 Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Departmental Schemes i) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) The Ministry of Power, Government of India launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) on 3rd December, 2014 for the electrification of rural households, Separation of agriculture and non-agriculture feeders, Strengthening and augmentation of Sub-Transmission and Distribution (ST & D) infrastructure in rural areas, including metering at distribution transformers, feeders and consumers end. The core objective is to ensure reliable and quality power supply in rural areas. HPSEBL formulated twelve schemes for all districts of Himachal Pradesh covering 35 numbers un-electrified villages, one SAGY (Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna) village and 14,088 rural households (including 3,288 BPL households) and Central Level Monitoring Committee had approved ‘ 158.31 crore for the same. The revised Letters of Intent (Lol) in respect of five Districts namely Shimla, Solan, Kangra, Mandi and Kullu (being executed on full turnkey mode) have been issued to the Contractor by HPSEBL on 30.12.2017. The works of remaining districts namely Chamba, Sirmaur, Kinnaur, Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur are being executed on Departmental basis by way of self-procurement of Major Material and procurement of petty material through the Contractor to whom Erection Contract Awards shall be placed. However, in case of Lahaul and Spiti, the work under DDUGJY scheme is being implemented purely on the Departmental basis. Completion Target: As per the guidelines, the scheme has to be completed in 30 months (i.e. 6 months for tendering and 24 months for implementation) from the date of sanction conveyed by M/s REC Ltd. Electrification Status of Un-Electrified Villages: Since, the Government of India decided to electrify the Un-electrified Villages on Mission mode, HPSEBL had decided to electrify 28 numbers inhabited un-electrified villages on departmental basis covered under DDUGJY scheme. Electrification of these 28 numbers un-electrified villages have been achieved by HPSEBL on 30th September, 2016 well before the target fixed by Ministry of Power, Government of India for Himachal Pradesh. The physical achievements against 28 numbers of electrified villages is as under: Table 13.2 r. No. Physical achievement Rural Household 84 Nos. HT Line 27.835 km. LT Line 58.825 km. DTR 23 Nos. :’>F*’!\’.-‘
ii) Restructured Accelerated
Power Development and
Reform Program (R- APDRP):
Part-A
Ministry of Power, Government
of India has launched the Restructured
Accelerated Power Development
Reform Program (R-APDRP) to reduce
the Aggregate Technical and
Commercial (AT&C) losses to 15
percent in project areas. The program
is divided into two parts namely Part-A
and Part-B. Part-A will include projects
for establishment of baseline data and
l.T.applications like Meter Data
Acquisition, Meter Reading, Billing,
Collections, GIS, MIS, Energy Audit,
New Connection, Disconnection,
Customer Care Services, Web Self
Services etc. to verify AT&C losses.
Part-B will include distribution
strengthening projects.
Ministry of Power (MoP)
has sanctioned ‘96.4O crore against
DPRs of 14 eligible towns for Himachal
during August, 2010. The total project
cost for Part-A under R-APDRP is
‘128.46 crore. The balance is to be
met through own funding. Power
Finance Corporation Limited (PFCL)
has been designated as the Nodal
Agency for the program by
Government of India.
Under Part-A of
Restructured Accelerated Power
Development Reform Program in
Himachal Pradesh, 14 towns namely
Shimla, Solan, Nahan, Paonta, Baddi,
Bilaspur, Mandi, Sundernagar,
Chamba, Dharamshala, Hamirpur,
Kullu, Una and Yol had been found
eligible for funding.
Scope:
The following works were
covered under R-APDRP Part-A for
Himachal Pradesh:-
1. Providing requisite hardware,
software and peripherals at
Data Center at Shimla, Disaster
Recovery Center at Paonta
Sahib and various offices of the
above mentioned 14 towns.
2. Development / Implementation
of following software
applications at Data Center /
Disaster Recovery Center level:
a) Meter Data Acquisition
System.
b) Energy Audit.
c) Identity and Access
Management System,
d) Management Information
System containing
Dataware Housing and
Business Intelligence
tools.
e) Enterprise Management
System and Network
Management System,
which is a part of
hardware.
Award for Consultant!
Implementation Agency:-
The award for IT
Consultant has been placed to M/s
Telecommunication Consultants India
Limited, New Delhi in consortium with
M/s Vayam Technologies India Ltd. as
consortium partner on 31.07.2009 for
an amount of ‘39.71 lakh. The purpose
of l.T. Consultant is to assist the

HPSEB Ltd. in preparing the feasibility
report, bid document, assist in bid
process and monitor implementation.
The award for l.T.
Implementation Agency has been
placed to M/s HCL lnfosystems Ltd.,
Noida on 30*“ August, 2010 for an
amount of ‘99.14 crore, which was
funher revised to ‘99.13 crore.
Latest Status
1. The project cost for Part-A
under RAPDRP is ‘128.46
crore.
2. Funding Ministry of Power
‘96.40 crore own resources
‘32.06 crore
3. Work completed during August,
2015.
4. TPIEA-IT report submitted to
M/s PFC during August, 2016.
5. Third Party Independent
Evaluation Agency-IT report
accepted by M/s PFC (Nodal
agency) during September,
2017.
6. Formal communication
regarding final completion
expected shortly.
7. Total expenditure incurred till
date is ‘84.84 crore
Expected Benefits from the
scheme:-
The focus of the R-APDRP,
Part-‘A’ Scheme is on actual
demonstration of performance in terms
of sustained loss reduction and
establishment of reliable and
automated systems for sustained
collection of accurate base line data
through adoption of information
technology in the area of energy
accounting.
Part-B
The Government of India has
launched R-APDRP, Part ‘B’ scheme
for the urban areas having population
more than 10,000 (in case of
special category States) with scope of
renovation, modernization and
strengthening of 11kV and 22 kV
level substations, Transformers!
Transformer centers, Re-conductoring
of 11 kV and LT lines, load bifurcation,
feeder separation, Load Balancing,
HVDS (11kV), Arial Bunched
Conductoring, replacement of
electromagnetic energy meters with
tamperproof electronic meters,
installation of capacitor banks, mobile
service centers and strengthening at
33 kV or 66 kV system.
Status of the Scheme
The R-APDRP (Part B) scheme
for 14 towns of Himachal Pradesh
namely Baddi, Bilaspur, Chamba,
Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kullu, Mandi,
Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Solan, Shimla,
Sundernagar, Una and Yol having
population more than 10,000 were
sanctioned by M/s PFC Ltd./ MoP for
amounting to 338.97 crore (Govt. of
India Loan component ‘305.07 crore)
during the financial year 2011 and
2012.
In respect of 14
R-APDRP (Part-B) towns, the towns
namely Chamba, Kullu, Mandi, Una,
Nahan and Hamirpur stand completed.
In respect of remaining 8 towns, the
projects are likely to be completed by
30.01.2018. Till date, against the Gol
loan and counterpart loan
components, M/s PFC has released
‘231.33 crore (as Gol loan) and ‘30.75
crore (as counterpart loan). A total
fund released till date by M/s PFC is
262.09 crore against the Gol loan and
counterpart loan components. Total

expenditure to the tune of \289_94 The town-‘wise detail of expenditure is
crore has been incurred against as COWS‘
‘338.97 crore in the 14 towns of
Himachal Pradesh up till 30.11.2017.
Table 13.3
Sr.No. Name of town Project Cost Total Financial Progress
(‘ In crore)
(‘ In crore)
9°.*’P‘.°‘:’>.°’!\°.-‘
Baddi
Bilaspur
Chamba
Dharamshala
Hamirpur
Kullu
Mandi
Nahan
9. Poanta Sahib
10. Shimla
11. Solan
12. Sundernagar
13. Una
14. Yol
84.10
2.08
2.93
10.31
6.46
7.40
19.24
6.07
36.63 26.99
120.34 102.17
22.58 20.52
6.55 4.63
7.31 8.45
6.97 3.99
66.39
2.01
3.59
6.74
7.94
11.11
19.84
5.58
Total
338.97 289.44
m) Integrated Power Development
Scheme (IPDS)
Government of India (GOI) has
launched Integrated Power
Development Scheme (IPDS) on 3rd
December 2014 for urban towns as
per Census 2011. The main objective
of the scheme is:
i) Strengthening of sub-
transmission and distribution
networks in the urban areas;
ii) Metering of distribution
transformers! feedersl
consumers in the urban areas;
m) IT enablement of distribution
sector and strengthening of
distribution network, as per
Cabinet Committee on
Economic Affairs (CCEA)
approval dated 21.06.2013 for
completion of the targets laid
down under R-APDRP for 12th
and 13th plans by carrying
forward the approval outlay for
R-APDRP to IPDS.
91
Status of the Scheme:
In Himachal Pradesh, total
twelve (12) projects under IPDS
scheme have been approved by the
Centre Level Monitoring Committee.
The overall approved cost of these
twelve projects is ‘11O.6O crore. In
addition to the scheme cost,
Committee also approved grant
@ 0.5 percent of project cost (i.e
\55.00 lakh) as Project Management
Agency (PMA) cost. Further, M/s PFC
has issued sanction letter on
21.03.2016 with funding provisions of
‘93.94 crore (i.e. 85 percent of the
project cost) as Government of India
(Gol) Grant and ‘55.00 lakh as PMA
component. As per the guidelines of
IPDS scheme, 10 percent of the
project cost (i.e ‘11.06 crore) as
Counterpart Loan has been tied up
with M/s REC Ltd. on 17.10.2016, and

remaining 5 percent (i.e. ‘5.60 crore)
shall be contributed by HPSEBL
through its own sources.
The tenders for 12 IPDS
Circles were called on full turnkey
basis during October 2016, but due to
poor responsel non participation of
prospective bidders the tenders
opening dates were extended five (5)
times and finally, due to less
participationl high priced bids (i.e. 2
times of sanctioned cost), full turnkey
tendering process was cancelled in 11
IPDS Circles. The tendering process
was completed only in one Circle i.e.
Nahan wherein the Letter of Award
(LOA) has been issued to the
Contractor on 22.12.2017.
In case of 11 IPDS
projects namely Bilaspur, Hamirpur,
Dalhousie, Kangra, Rampur, Solan,
Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, Una and Rohru,
HPSEBL has been implementing the
projects through the ‘Departmental
Mode of Execution’ by way of self-
procurement of Major Material and
procurement of petty material through
the Contractor firm on whom Erection
Contract Awards shall be placed.
Completion Target:
As per the guidelines, the
scheme has to be completed in
30 months (i.e. 6 months for tendering
24 months for implementation) from
the date of sanction letter.
As per guidelines, IT
enablement under IPDS is basically
extending the IT services being hosted
at Central Data Center under
R-APDRP Part-A project to new urban
towns having population of 5,000 and
above as per census 2011 along with
minimum hardware and software
requirement. Accordingly, as per
guidelines; in Himachal Pradesh 40
towns have been selected. IT
enablement in these towns will enable
improvement in consumer satisfaction
and power supply reliability and
ultimately reduction of AT&C losses
with the help of accurate measurement
and proper energy accounting and
auditing. This is also required in view
of the proposed monitoring of all 11 KV
feeders in the country through National
Power Portal (NPP). Hence, it is
prudent to implement IT based system
in small towns also across the entire
State to derive maximum benefits with
increment investment. Further, there
was a provision to engage the sen/ices
of Project Management Agency (PMA)
by the State Power Utilities from the
reputed agencies to carry out the
monitoring and coordination of bidding
process, As-is Study of the system,
Project Planning and Implementation,
Quality Monitoring, Management
Information System (MIS) and Web
Portal up-dation, which also includes
functions such as AT&C analysis,
preparation and submission of various
reports and coordination with Nodal
Agencies i.e. M/s Power Finance
Corporation (PFC) Ltd. Accordingly,
Ministry of Power (MoP), Government
of India (Gol) has considered the
proposal submitted by HPSEB Ltd.
and approved and amount of ‘27.36
crore for 40 towns in Himachal
Pradesh with the details are as
hereunder:-
1. Approved DPR cost for 40
towns including Data Center
(DC), Disaster Recovery (DR)
and Customer Care Center
(CCC) up gradation is ‘27.36
crore.
2. Government of India (Gol) grant
of ‘23.26 crore (85 percent of
sanctioned project cost).
3. Government of India (Gol) grant
for Project Management Agency

‘14.00 lakh (0.5 percent of
sanctioned project cost).
Total Grant is ‘23.40 crore.
Present Status:
Project Management Agency
has been appointed.
Request for Proposal (RFP) to
appoint the IT Implementing
Agency (ITIA) for IPDS IT
Phase-ll has been floated and
Pre-Bid Conference has been
conducted on 30″‘ and 315‘
October, 2017.

13.6 l.T. Initiatives
() Computerized Billing and
Energy Accounting Package
(IT Package)
Computerized Billing and
Accounting Package (IT Package) was
implemented under the ‘Accelerated
Power Development and Reform
Program (APDRP)’ launched by Ministry
of Power (MoP). Under this project, the
activities of the operation sub-division
are computerized through functionalities
such as Pre-Billing Activities, Billing
Activities, and Post Billing Activities,
Store Management at Sub-Division
Level, Customer Relationship
Management, Electrical Network
Management, and Energy Accounting!
Auditing and Management Information
System (MIS). The award was placed
on M/S HCL Info systems Noida for an
amount of ‘30.58 crore. The project has
been implemented in 132 Sub Divisions
of 27 Divisions and 12 Circles covering
more than 12 lakh consumers.
(ii) SAP based computerized
billing in 61 Electrical Sub
Divisions
In view of the issues in the
existing computerized billing
implemented in various Electrical Sub
Divisions, it has been decided by the
HPSEBL management to go for a
standard platform for billing. As various
modules of SAP are being implemented
in HPSEBL under ERP project,
therefore computerized billing in left out
61 Electrical Sub Divisions on SAP
platform was approved to avoid handling
of multiple platforms.
The work of SAP based
computerized billing implementation in
61 Electrical Sub Divisions was awarded
to M/s TCS Limited on 24.07.2015 for
amounting to ‘16.47 crore. The
implementation of SAP based
computerized billing in 61 Sub Divisions
consists of many key features like New
Connection, Disconnection, Metering,
AMR, Billing, Spot Billing, Collection,
and MIS. The provision of AMR has
also been made in SAP based
computerized billing for consumers
having connected load greater than 100
KW in 61 Electrical Sub-Divisions. The
project consists of supply, installation,
commissioning of the Meter Data
Acquisition System (MDAS), along with
providing and fixing Modems to the
identified consumer meters.
Present Status:
Initially, SAP based computerized
billing was implemented in four
Electrical Sub Divisions under Electrical
Division, Arki during January-2016.
Issues faced during initial phase of SAP
billing implementation was resolved by
M/s TCS. Thereafter, further rollover of
SAP billing started in May-2016. M/s
TCS completed SAP billing
implementation in 59 Electrical
Subdivisions in March 2017. SAP billing
could not be implemented in two
Electrical Subdivisions (i.e. Lapiana and
Rey) due to unavailability of connectivity
from BSNL end. Further, total 235
number modems have been installed for
consumers having connected load
greater than 100 kW. Out of which 213
number modems are registered and
communicating, balance 22 installed
modems couldn’t be registered due to
Meter portl Serial port issue.
Further, award has been placed
on M/s TCS to rollover SAP-ISU billing
in 132 Electrical Subdivisions in phased
manner. Rollover shall start in January,

2018 and planned to be completed by
July, 2018. This billing solution shall
also be implemented in balance
manually billed 40 number Electrical
subdivisions subjected to availability of
connectivity.
(m) Implementation of an
Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) project in HP SEB Ltd.
O SAP ERP Application has been
made live in – Head office,
Complete South Operation wing,
Complete Electrical System
Maintenance wing, Hamirpur and
Bilaspur Op. Circle. As a
whole, 8 Chief Offices, 11 circles,
45 Division offices, 180
subdivisions, 8 locations at HO
have been made live.
0 Payroll of around 13,000
employees, Pensions of around
3,000 pensioners, and GPF of
around 12,000 employees is
being processed every month
through SAP ERP System. All
Pension Pay Orders are being
generated through SAP System.
0 Billing of all Independent Power
Producers of 90 and above is
being processed through SAP.
O Interstate Power Sale-Purchase for
Rampur, SJVNL, NHPC, BASPA,
SECI, UPCL, NTPC, UJVNL,
25MW above, Universal Billing,
NAPPI RAPP is done through
SAP ERP project.
0 Rollout for Mandi circle is under
process and will be done during
January, 2018.
0 Other left out locations will be
covered in phased manner.
(iv) Implementation of Smart Grid
Pilot Project at Kala Amb, H.P.
HPSEB Ltd. is implementing
Smart Grid Pilot Project at Kala Amb.
The work has been awarded to the
consortium of M/s Alstom T&D India Ltd.
(now M/s GE T&D India Ltd.) and M/s
Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd. during
February, 2015 for amounting to ‘24.99
crore and now revised to ‘25.50 crore.
Government of India is funding
\9.72 crore for this project. M/S PGCIL
has been appointed as Adviser cum
Consultancy services provider to
HPSEBL for establishment of Smart
Grid Pilot Project.
All major work i.e. installation of
field equipment, Hardware and Software
stands completed and Minor rectification
works in progress. The work is expected
to be completed by March, 2018.
13.7 FUTURE PLANS OF THE
DEPARTMENT.
~ Computerization of all the offices
in HPSEBL.
– Augmentation and construction of
new Sub-Stations and HT/LT
lines to provide quality and
reliable power to the consumers
in the State of H.P.
– To reduce the T&D losses
Projects Under Execution
Under HPSEB Ltd.:-
Table 13.4
Sr. Name of Installed Likely date of
No. Projects capacity Commission-
(MW) ing
I 1. Uhl Stage-III 100.00 April, 2018 I
Total 100.00

UHL STAGE-Ill HYDRO ELECTRIC
PROJECT (100 MW):
The packages for
construction of Neri Khad Intake works,
Rana Khad Intake works, Surge Shaft
and Storage Resen/oir have been
completed. The works of Penstock, civil
works and power house have also been
completed (except minor misc. items).
The Project is scattered
over a large area having poor
communication, tunneling through weak
geological formations, sand stone, and
clay stone with heavy ingress of water at
Inlet heading of Head Race Tunnel.
Contracts of HRT have been rescinded
twice due to slow progress! non
performance by the contractor’s and
remaining works were awarded during
October, 2010.
The work of HRT
package has suffered badly due to
number of constraints i.e. heavy ingress
of seepage water, non-operation of
stone Crushing plant at Chullah on
account of refusal by Panchayat for
issuing NOC, restrictions on mechanical
collection and extraction of mining
material from river bed as there is
provision for manual collection in the
Approved Working Management plan of
quarry sites, Moreover, long time was
taken for obtaining mining clearance
from H.P. Government Notification
dated 14″‘ September, 2006 issued by
MOEF, Government of India and
subsequently the Hon’bIe High Court of
Himachal Pradesh has stayed the
operation of quarry side during August,
2012 has also delayed the completion of
HRT. The excavation of HRT has been
completed on 25.03.2013 and concrete
lining work has been completed on
05.12.2017. Now the grouting and
cleaning works of HRT is in progress
and scheduled to be completed by the
end of February, 2018. Thereafter water
filling activity shall be started for which
approximately one month is required.
The Project is anticipated
to be commissioned during April, 2018.
The estimated cost of the Project is
‘1,281.50 crore at December 2012 price
level and updated expenditure as on
31.12.2017 is ‘1,438.52 crore. All works
pertaining to Electro-mechanical and
transmission viz. construction of 132 kV
Single Circuit transmission line from
Chullah to Bassi (15.288 Km) and 132
kV Double Circuit Transmission Line
from Chullah to Hamirpur (34.30? Km)
stands completed.
13.8 New Projects:-
The Government of Himachal
Pradesh has allotted Sai Kothi—I (15
MW), Devi Kothi (16 MW), Sai Kothi-II
(16.50 MW), Hail HEP(18 MW), Raison
(18 MW), Batseri (60 MW) and New
Nogli (9 MW) to HPSEB Ltd. for
implementation. In addition to this
Himurja has allotted 2 small HEPs to
HPSEBL i.e. Kutahar HEP (4.5 MW)
and Tikkar HEP (3.5 MW) for
implementation under self-identified
category on 19.12.2016.
The Physical and Financial
status of above projects is as under:-
1. SAI KOTHI STAGE-I HEP(15 MW)
This project has been allotted to
HPSEB Ltd. by the GoHP for
execution/implementation. The Detail
Project Report of the scheme has been
prepared and submitted to DOE for
according Techno Economic Clearance
(TEC). The pre-construction stage

activities are in progress and the status
of same is as under:-
o The NOCs from all concern
Departmentl Gram Panchyatsl
Gram Sabhas have been
obtained.
0 The collection of revenue papers
from the revenue department is
under progress.
0 A sum of ‘876.94 lakh has been
spent up to 30.9.2017 and an
anticipated amount of ‘607.95
lakhs is expected up to
31.03.2018.
2. SAI KOTHI STAGE-ll HEP
(16.50 MW).
This project has been allotted to
HPSEB Ltd. by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh for execution/
implementation. The DPR of the project
has been completed and Techno
Economic Clearance (TEC) has also
been obtained from the Director of
energy amounting to ‘152.26 crore. The
pre-construction stage activities are in
progress and the status of same is as
under:-
o The NOCs from all concern
Departmentl Gram Panchyatsl
Gram Sabhas have been
obtained.
0 The FCA case has been
uploaded on the MoEF website.
o A sum of‘ 1,069.03 lakh has been
spent up to 30.9.2017 and an
anticipated amount of 738.52 lakh
is expected up to 31.03.2018.
3. DEVI KOTHI STAGE-ll HEP
(16 MW).
This project has been allotted to
HPSEB Ltd. for execution/
implementation. The Detail Project
Report has been completed and Techno
Economic Clearance has also been
conveyed by the Director of Energy on
dated 19.03.2014. The pre-construction
stage activities are in progress and the
status of same is as under:-
0 The NOCs from all concern
Department / Gram Panchyatsl
Gram Sabhas and FRA certificate
have been obtained.
o Online uploading of FCA case is
to be taken up after joint visit of
the committee comprising
members from administration,
revenue and forest Deptartment.
0 A sum of ‘ 948.14 lakh has been
spent upto 30.9.2017 and an
anticipated amount of ‘304.54
lakh is expected upto 31.03.2018.
4. HAIL HEP(18 MW).
This project has been allotted to
HPSEB Ltd. by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh for execution/
implementation. The Detail Project
Report has been completed and the
Techno Economic Clearance has also
been conveyed by the Director of
Energy on 18.08.2015. The pre-
construction stage activities are in
progress and the status of same is as
under:-
0 The NOCs from all concern
Departmentl Gram Panchyatsl
Gram Sabhas have been
obtained.
o Collection of revenue papers for
FRA is under process.
0 A sum of ‘1,007.46 lakh has been
spent up to 30.09.2017 and an
anticipated amount of ‘173.37
lakh is expected up to
31.03.2018. Presently, the
expenditure to the projects are
being met from the funds
available under own resources of

HPSEBL. However the matter for
availing loan from M/s KFW,
Germany is also in progress.
As per requirement of M/s
KFW for funding of the above projects,
the DPR of same are to be updated to
international standards for which the
consultant are being appointed. If
required in future these DPRs shall be
revised accordingly and revised TEC
shall be obtained.
5. RAISON HEP (18 MW).
This project has been allotted to
HPSEBL by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh for executionl
implementation. The Detailed Project
Report (DPR) of the scheme is in
progress. The pre-construction stage
activities are in progress wherein the
NOCs from concerned departments are
being obtained. A sum of ‘347.28 lakh
has been spent up to 30.09.2017 and a
provision of ‘170.54 lakh is expected up
to 31.03.2018. All these expenses are
being met from the funds available
under own resources of HPSEBL and
grant from MNRE till financial tie up is
made with some financial institution.
6. TIKKAR HEP (3.5 MW)
This project has been allotted to
HPSEBL by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh for executionl
implementation. The capacity of this
project has now been revised to 5 MW.
The preparation of Detailed Project
Report of the scheme is in progress.
The pre-construction stage activities are
in progress wherein the NOCs from
concerned departments are being
obtained.
A sum of ‘0.85 lakh has been
spent up to 31.12.2017 and a provision
of \22.46 lakh is expected up to
31.03.2018. All these expenses are
being met from the funds available
under own resources of HPSEBL and
grant from MNRE till financial tie up is
made with some financial institution.
7. KUTAHAR HEP (4.5 MW)
This project has been allotted to
HPSEBL by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh for executionl
implementation. The capacity of this
project has now been revised to 5 MW.
The preparation of Detailed Project
Report of the scheme is in progress.
The pre-construction stage activities are
in progress wherein the NOCs from
concerned departments are being
obtained.
A sum of ‘0.85 lakh has
been spent up to 31.12.2017 and a
provision of ‘11.92 lakh is expected up
to 31.03.2018. All these expenses are
being met from the funds available
under own resources of HPSEBL and
grant from MNRE till financial tie up is
made with some financial institution.
8. NEW NOGLI HEP (9 MW)
The proposal for up gradation of
New Nogli HEP (9MW) has been
approved by the Government of
Himachal Pradesh and funds allotted
amounting to ‘80.00 lakh on account of
expenditure incurred on survey and
investigation works for the preparation
of DPR of New Nogli HEP, which has
been conveyed to HPSEBL. The works
of survey and investigation are in
progress. A sum of ‘31.86 lakh has been

spent up to 31.12.2017 and ‘40.70 lakh
is more expected up to 31.03.2018.
13.9 Projects under constructionl
implementation stage through
HPPCL are as under:
1. Sawra Kuddu HEP(111 MW):-
Sawara Kuddu HEP (111 MW) a
run-of- the-river scheme on the
Pabbar River in Shimla District
(Himachal Pradesh) near Rohru.
The Project is being financed by
ADB (Asian Development Bank)
except Head Race Tunnel (HRT)
Package, which is being financed
by Power Finance Corporation
(PFC) out of equity contribution
by the State Government. The
project is expected to generate
385.78 MU of electricity. The
scheduled commissioning date of
the project is May, 2019.
2. Integrated Kashang HEP
(243 MW):-
Integrated Kashang HEP (243
MW) envisages development of
Kashang and Kerang Streams,
tributaries of the river Sutlej
comprising four distinct stages as
under:-
0 Stage-I (65 MW) :-
Comprising diversion of
Kashang stream to an
underground power house
located on the right bank
of Satluj near Powari
village, developing a head
of approximately 830
metre to generate 245.80
MU per annum ‘2.92 per
unit. From the date of
commissioning, 244.80
MU has been generated
from the Project upto
26.01.2018.
Stage-ll and lll
(130 MW):- Comprising
diversion of the Kerang
stream into an
underground water
conductor system
(K-K Link) leading to
upstream end of Stage-I
water conductor system,
augmenting the generating
capacity of Stage-I power
house using Kerang
waters over the 820 metre
head available in Kashang
Stage-I power house to
generate 790.93 MU per
annum.
Stage-IV (48 MW):- This
stage is more or less
independent scheme. In
this scheme, a head of
approximately 300 metre
could be utilized to
develop power in an
underground powerhouse
located on the right bank
of Kerang stream.
Sainj HEP (100 MW):-Sainj HEP
has been contemplated as a run
of the river development on river
Sainj, a tributary of River Beas in
Kullu District of Himachal
Pradesh. The project comprises
of a diversion barrage on the river
Sainj near village Niharni and
underground power house on
right bank of river Sainj near
village Suind with a gross head of
409.60 metre to generate 322.23
MU per annum. The project has
been executed on EPC mode.
The Project is under commercial
operation since 04.09.2017. From
the date of commissioning, 178.4
MU has been generated from the
Project up to 26.01.2018.

Shongtong Karcham HEP
(450 MW):-
Shongtong Karcham Hydro
electric project a run-of – river
scheme on the river Sutlej in
District Kinnaur of Himachal
Pradesh with diversion barrage,
near village Powari, and
underground power house,
located on the left bank of the
river Satluj near village Ralli will
generate a gross head of 129
metre to generate 1,579 MU per
annum. The project is being
constructed through EPC mode.
Work of Project on all fronts is in
progress. The scheduled
commissioning date of the project
is March, 2021.
Surgani Sundla (48 MW)
The Scheme has been envisaged
to use the Tail water of BairaSuil
HEP for the Generation of 48 MW
of Power. Ministry of Power, Gol
has fon/varded the case for
project funding to DEA, MoF and
Government of India for financial
tie up with multilateral institutions
i.e World Bank, Kf\N, ADB, AFD,
JICA etc.
Thana Plaun HEP (191 MW):
The project is contemplated as
Storage-cum-Run-of River
Scheme envisaging Roller
Compacted Concrete (RCC)
gravity dam of 107 metre high on
river Beas in Mandi district of
Himachal Pradesh. The annual
power generation in a year shall
be 668.07 Million Units.
Renukaji Dam HEP (40 MW):
Renukaji Dam project, conceived
as a drinking water supply
scheme for the National Capital
Territory of Delhi, envisages
construction of 148 metre high
rock fill dam on river Giri at
Dadahu in Sirmaur district and a
power house at toe of Dam. The
project will ensure 49,800 hectare
m of live water storage in its
reservoir and a firm water supply
to the tune of 23 cusecs to Delhi
besides generating 199.99 MU
per annum exclusively for use
of Himachal Pradesh. An amount
of ‘446.96 crore has
been released to the State
Government for the land
acquisition in respect of Renukaji
Dam Project. A sum of ‘240.69
crore has been disbursed to the
land owners by the Land
Acquisition Collector, HPPCL till
October, 2017. The project was
put up for consideration of
Advisory Committee on Irrigation,
Flood Control and Multipurpose
Projects. After deliberation, the
Advisory Committee accepted the
Project Proposal subject to
certain conditions. Conditions are
in advanced stage and
compliance except for Stage—ll
forest clearance which requires
‘458.00 crore to be deposited by
HPPCL in CAMPA account.
Deothal Chanju HEP (30 MW):
Deothal Chanju HEP (30MW) is a
Run of River scheme on Deothal
Nallah, a tributatry of Chanju
Nallah which is a tributary of
Baira River which in turn drains
into the river Ravi, in Chamba
District of Himachal Pradesh. The
annual power generation will be
about 101.35 MU.
Chanju-Ill HEP (48 MW):
Chanju-lll HEP is a Run-of-river
Scheme on the Chanju nallah, a
tributary of Baira river, which in

turn is a tributary of Siul river in
Ravi basin, in Chamba District of
Himachal Pradesh. The annual
power generation will be about
176.19 mu. afd (agence francaise
de developpement) has agreed to
finance the Project and Credit
Facility Agreement in this regard
was signed between Government
of India and AFD on 04.07.2017.
The Project agreement is in
process of signing.
10. Solar Projects:
HPPCL intends setting up two
Solar Power Plants; 5 MW at
Berra Dol, Near Shri Naina Devi
Ji Shrine in District Bilaspur and
10 MW at Aghlor in Distt. Una.A
site has been identified at Village
Berra-Dol, near Shri Naina Devi ji
Shrine, District BiIaspur(H.P.) for
setting up of a 5 MW Solar
Photovoltaic Plant. Detailed
Project Report for the Berra Dol
scheme has been prepared by
HPPCL. Berra Dol Project will
generate 8.39 MU of energy in a
year. The project has been
assigned to M/S Bharat Heavy
Electricals Ltd. (BHEL).
11. Other areas of Power
development:
H.P. Power Corporation apart
from Hydro Power Development
intends to diversify its power
development activities in other
renewable sources of energy
such as solar and wind power to
meet the growing energy
demands for the development of
the State and the Indian Nation.
Table 13.6
Amount in ‘ (crore)
Sr.I Name of| Budg I Cumu- I UtiIiza- |
No. the et for
Project 2017-
18
lative tion %
expendi
-ture
(upto
Dec.,
2017
1 Shongtong 274.69 89.59 32.61
Karcham
HEP
2 Sabra 116.76
Kuddu
HEP
57.62 49.35
Table 13.7
Amount in ‘ (crore)
Sr. Name of the Project Revenue
No. generation
from sale of
electricity
upto Dec.,
2017
1 Integrated Kashang 49.79
Stage-I HEP
2 Sainj HEP 42.89
Total 92.68
13.10 H.P. POWER TRANSMISSION
CORPORATION LIMITED
Himachal Pradesh Power
Transmission Corporation Limited
(HPPTCL) is an undertaking of
Himachal Pradesh with a view to
strengthen the transmission network in
Himachal Pradesh and to facilitate
evacuation of power from upcoming
generating plants.
The jobs entrusted to
Corporation by Government of Himachal
Pradesh inter-alia included execution of
all new works; both Transmission Lines
and Sub-Stations of 66 KV and above
voltage rating, formulation, up-gradation,
execution of Transmission Master Plan
of Himachal Pradesh for strengthening
of transmission network and evacuation
of power. HPPTCL is discharging the

functions of a State Transmission Utility
(STU) and coordinating the transmission
related issues with Central Transmission
Utility, Central Electricity Authority,
Ministry of Power (GOI), Himacahl
Pradesh Government and HPSEB Ltd.
Besides, corporation is also responsible
for planning and coordination of
transmission related issues with lPPs,
CPSUs, State PSUs, HPPCL and other
State/ Central Government Agencies.
The Corporation is planning
transmission system in such a way to
ensure principles of reliability, security,
eco-friendly and economy matched with
rising and desirable expectation of
cleaner, safer, healthier environment to
people, both affected and benefited by
its activities is one of the objective of the
corporation.
The Government of India has
approved ADB loan of $ 350 Million for
implementation of Transmission Projects
covered in Power System Master Plan
(PSMP) in Himachal Pradesh and loan
agreement for Tranche-I for undertaking
implementation of Transmission projects
in District Kinnaur (Satluj Basin) and
Shimla (Pabbar basin) estimated at a cost
of $ 113 Million has been signed and
made effective from January,2012. The
Following Transmission Projects are
under execution:-
O 400/220/66 kV, 2×315 MVA sub-
station at Wangtoo in district
Kinnaur. The awarded amount for
the project is ‘310.00 crore and
shall be commissioned in
December, 2018.
~ 400/220/66 kV, 2×315 MVA sub-
station at Pragati Nagar (Kotkhai)
in District Shimla. The awarded
amount for the project is ‘144.00
crore. It shall be commissioned in
March, 2018.
~ 220 kV, transmission line from
Hatkoti to Pragati Nagar in District
Shimla. The awarded amount for
the project is ‘62.00 crore and shall
be commissioned in March,
2018.
0 33/132 kV 31.5 MVA GIS Sub-
station at Pandoh. The awarded
amount for the project is 37.00
crore. It shall be commissioned in
March, 2018.
0 33/132 kV 2×25/31.5 MVA GIS
Sub-station at Chambi (Shahpur).
The awarded amount for the
project is ‘45.00 crore. It shall be
commissioned in June, 2019.
The following Transmission
Projects have been funded through
domestic borrowing.
– 33/220 Kv, 63 MVA Sub-station at
Karian in district Chamba has been
commissioned in 2015 and the
work of line Karian to Chemara is
in progress.
The Tranche-ll of ADB loan
amounting to $110 Million has been
signed in September, 2014. The following
seven number of projects have been
awarded:-
– 66 kV GIS Switching sub-station
Urni. The awarded amount for the
project is ‘28.00 crore and shall be
commissioned in December, 2018.
o 400/220/33 kV GIS Sub-station
Lahal. The awarded amount for the
project is ‘233.00 crore and shall
be commissioned in June, 2018.

o 220 kV line from Charor to Banala.
The awarded amount for the
project is \47.00 crore and shall be
commissioned in December, 2019.
0 220 kV D/C line from Lahaul to
Budhil. The awarded amount for
the project is ‘5.00 crore and shall
be commissioned in June, 2018.
0 132 kV Kangra Dehra line from
Chambi sub-station. The awarded
amount for the project is \18.00
crore and shall be commissioned
in June, 2019.
0 66 kV D/C line from Urni to
Wangtoo Sub-station. The
awarded amount for the project is
‘14.00 crore and shall be
commissioned in December, 2018.
0 220 kV D/C line from Sunda to
Hatkoti. The awarded amount for
the project is ‘56.00 crore and shall
be commissioned in March, 2020.
HIMURJA
13.11 Himurja has made
concerted efforts to popularize
renewable energy programmes
throughout the State with financial
support of Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy (MNRE),
Government of India and State
Government. Efforts are continued for
promotion and providing of renewable
energy devices like Solar Cooker, solar
water heating system, decentralized
solar photovoltaic applications etc.
HIMURJA is also assisting the
Government for exploitation of Small
Hydro (upto 5 MW) in the State. The
achievements of HIMURJA during the
year 2017-2018 (upto December,2017),
anticipated upto March, 2018 and target
fixed for 2018-19 are as under:
A. SOLAR THERMAL PROGRAMME
i) Solar Water Heating System:
Solar water heating systems of
3,500 litre per day capacity have
been installed upto December,2017
anticipated achievement upto
March,2018 will be about 8,000
litre per day. A target of 10,000
litre per day capacity solar water
heating systems installation has
been proposed for the year
2018-19.
ii) Solar Cooker: During the current
financial year 41 Box type and 5
Dish type solar cookers under
NSM have been provided
up to December,2017. Anticipated
achievement upto March, 2018 will
be about 80 Box type and 15 Dish
type solar cookers. A target of 250
Box type and 50 Dish type solar
cookers has been proposed for the
year 2018-19 under MNRE,
Government of India programme.
m) CST Solar Steam Cooking
System: During the current
financial year Solar Steam cooking
systems of 96 sq. meters collector
area have been installed under
NSM up to Dec, 2017. Anticipated
achievements upto March, 2018
will be 200 sq. metres. A target for
installation of CST Solar Steam
cooking systems of 150 sq. metres
collector area have been proposed
for the year 2018-19 under MNRE,
Government of India Programme.
B. SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC
PROGRAMME(SPV)
i) SPV Street Lighting System:
During current financial year upto
December,2017, 23,254 number
of SPV Street Lighting Systems
have been installed for community

)
b)
use up to December,2017 under
NSM of Government of India,
anticipated figures upto March,
2018 will be about 25,000. A
target of 10,000 SPV Street
Lighting systems has been
proposed for the year 2018-19.
SPV Domestic Light: During the
current financial year 481 number
of SPV Domestic Lights have
provided upto December,2017
under National Solar Mission and
anticipated figures upto March,
2018 will be about 750. A target of
1,000 SPV Domestic Lights has
been proposed for the year
2018-19.
SPV Lanterns: During current
financial year (2017-18), 11,191
number of SPV Lanterns have
been provided on full cost up to
December,2017 and anticipated
achievement upto March,2018 will
be about 13,000. A target of 5,000
Lanterns has been proposed for
the year 2018-19.
Solar Power PlantslProjects:
Off-grid Solar Power Plants:
During current financial year
2017-18 SPV Power Plant of 60
kWp have been commissioned
upto December,2017 under NSM
of Government of India,
anticipated figures upto March,
2018 will be about 330 kWp. A
target of 1,000 kWp capacity SPV
Power Plants has been proposed
under MNRE, Government of
India programme! Tribal Sub Plan
for the year 2018-19.
Grid-connected Solar Power
Projects:Anticipated achievement
upto March,2018 will be about 4
MW. A target of 15 MW capacity
Solar Power Projects has been
proposed for the year 2018-19.
c) Grid-connected Solar Roof Top
Power Plants: Anticipated
achievements upto March, 2018
will be about 450 kWp. A target of
2,000 kWp capacity SPV Power
Plants has been proposed for the
year 2018-19.
d) SMALL HYDRO ELECTRIC
PROJECTS UPTO 5 MW CAPACITY
BEING EXECUTED THROUGH
PRIVATE SECTOR
PARTICIPATION
During the current financial year, 5
projects with total capacity of 19.20
MW have been commissioned
upto December,2017, anticipated
achievement upto March, 2018 will be
about 10 projects of 34.10 MW. For the
financial year 2018-19, capacity addition
of 30.00 MW have been targeted.
Upto date status (as on
31.12.2017) of the allotted projects upto
5 MW capacity is as under.
Table 13.8
I Projects No. Capacity
( I
MW
Total allotted Projects (in 752
existence)
(A)|mp|ementation 272
Agreement Stage
i) Commissioned 79
ii) Under Construction 39
1772.64
848.05
300.45
126.84
m) Clearances being 154 421.16
obtained
(B)Pre Implementation 480
Agreement Stage
924.59
e) HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECTS
BEING EXECUTED BY
HIMURJA MHEPs
Himurja is operating Micro Hydel
projects at Lingti (400KW), Kothi
(200 KW), Juthed (100 KW), Purthi
(100 KW), Sural (100 KW), Gharola

(100 KW), Sach (900 KW) and Billing
(400 KW) which are under generation.
During current year 25.45 lakh units of
electricity has been generated from
these projects upto December,2017.
Other projects, namely Bara Bhangal
(40 KW) and Sarahan (30 KW) have
also been executed by HIMURJA.
From Bara Bhangal project, energy is
being provided to local public. State
Government has allotted 18 projects
with an aggregate capacity of 36.87 MW
capacity to HIMURJA. Out of these 10
projects with a capacity of 2.37 MW
have been commissioned, 3 HEPs of
14.50 MW capacity have been allotted
by HIMURJA with the approval of the
government on BOT basis to M/s Sai
Engineerig Foundation, Shimla. Further
process for obtaining various clearences
for these projects is in progress. For
remaining 5 HEPs of 20 MW capacity
the tendering process has been initiated
for allotment of the projects on BOT
basis.
f) BUDGET PROVISION: The
expenditure during 2017-18 under
Annual Plan/Non Plan will be about
‘3.53 crore under IREP and NRSE
schemes on the basis of budgeted
Annual Plan outlay for the promotion of
renewable energy programmes
including implementation of Small Hydro
Programmes in the State, Under Annual
Planl Non Plan for 2018-19 an outlay of
\3.10 crore has been proposed.

14. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Roads and Bridges (State
Sector)
14.1 Roads are an essential
ingredient of infrastructure of
economy. In the absence of any other
suitable and viable modes of
transportation like railways and
waterways, roads play a vital role in
boosting the economy of the hilly State
like Himachal Pradesh. Starting almost
from a scratch the State Government
has constructed 37,158 Kms. of
motorable roads (inclusive of jeepable
and track) till December, 2017. The
State Government has been assigning
a very high priority to road sector. For
the year 2017-18, there is an outlay of
‘ 971.00 crore. The target fixed for
2017-18 and achievements made up
to December, 2017 are given as under
in table 14.1:-
Table-14.1
Ite m
Unit Target
for
2017-18
Achieve-
ment
upto
Dec. ,17
11.03.2012:
600
2017-
18Antici
-pated
upto
Motorable
road
Cross-
drainage
Metalling
and Tarring
Jeepable
Bridges
Villages
connectivity
Kms
Nos
380
520
500
30
30
50
471
701
1246
64
41
40
1160
1430
65
90
52
14.2 In the State 10,241 villages as
detailed below in table 14.2 were
connected with roads as on
31.12.2017:-
Table-14.2
Villages 2015-16 2016-17
connected
with road
2017-18
Up to
Dec. 2017
Villages with 208
population
more than
1000-1499
500-999
250-499
Below 250 4914
287
1257
3484
209
288
1263
3500
4941
209
288
1265
3517
4962
Total 10150
10201
10241 l
National Highways
Sector)
(Central
14.3 The process of
improvement of National Highways
in the State having total length of
2,017 Kms. which includes urban
links and bye-passes, continued
during the year also. Upto the end of
December,2017, an expenditure of
‘197.00 crore has been incurred.
Railways
14.4 There are only two
narrow gauge railway lines
connecting Shimla with Kalka
(96 Km.) and Jogindernagar with
Pathankot (113 Km.) and one 33
Km. broad gauge railway line from
Nangal Dam to Charuru in District
Una.
Road Transport
14.5 Road Transport is the
main stay of economic activity in the
Pradesh as other means of transport
namely Railways, Airways, Taxies,
Auto Rickshaw etc. are negligible.
Therefore, the road transport
corporation assumes paramount

importance in the State. The
passenger transport services to the
people of Himachal Pradesh, within
and outside the State are being
provided by Himachal Road
Transport Corporation with a fleet
strength of 3,254 buses and plying
bus services on 2,693 routes with v)
coverage of 6.14 lakh Kms. (approx.)
daily (upto 30.11.2017)
14.6 For the benefit of people
the following schemes remained in
operation during the year:-
i) Green Card Scheme:-Green vi)
card holder is allowed 25
percent discount in fare, if the
journey under taken by
passenger is of 50 km. The
cost of this card is ‘50 and
having its validity for two years.
ii) Silver Card Scheme:
Corporation has introduced
silver card scheme. The cost of
this card is ‘2O and having its
validity for two years. This card
having 30 percent discount in
fare and also valid in HRTC
buses to travel upto 18 kms of
the other States.
m) Samman Card Scheme: vm)
Corporation has intoroduced
Samman card scheme for the
senior citizen of the age of the
60 years or more. Under this
scheme, the discount of
30 percent in fare is allowed in
ordinary buses.
iv) Free Facility to Women: ix)
Women have been allowed
free travelling facility in HRTC
107
ordinary buses on the
occasion of “Raksha
Bandhan” and “Bhaiya Dooj”.
Muslim women have been
allowed free travelling facility
on occasion of “Id” and
“Bakerld”
Discount in fare to Women:
The Corporation has also
allowed 25 percent discount
in fare in ordinary buses
within the State to the
women.
Free Facility to Students of
Government Schools:The
students of Government
schools up to +2 classes have
been allowed free travelling
facility in HRTC ordinary
buses.
vii) Free Facility to the person
suffering from serious
disease:Free travelling facility
to cancer, spinal injury, kidney
and dialysis patients along
with one attendant in HRTC
buses for the purpose of
medical treatment on referral
slip issued by the Doctor
within and outside the State.
Free Facility to the
Special abled persons: The
Corporation is providing free
travelling facility to special
abled persons having
disability of 70 percent or
more along with one
attendant within State.
Free Facility to the
Gallantry Awardees:The

Gallantry Award winners have
been allowed free travelling
facility in HRTC’s ordinary
buses in addition to Delux
Buses in the State.
X) Purchase of New Buses:
325 new buses have been
included in the fleet of HRTC
in order to provide safe and
comfortable transport facility
to the passengers.
Xi) Luxury Buses: The
Corporation is plying 94 super
luxury (Volvo / Scania) and
28 luxury AC buses under
Wet-Leassing scheme to
interstate roads to provide
better transport facility to the
public.
Xii) 24X7 Helpline: 24×7 HRTCI
Private Bus Passenger’s
helpline No.94180-00529 and
0177-2657326 have been
introduced to lodge and
address the complaints of
passengers.
xm) Taxies on sealed roads:
Taxies Services have also
been introduced by the
Corporation in Shimla Town
for public on sealed!
restricted roads.
xiv) Tempo traveller to major
Tourist localities:
Corporation introduced 7
tempo traveller under wet-
leasing scheme to major
Tourist localities of the State in
order to provide comfortable
journey to the Touristl general
Public.
Transport Department
14.7 Himachal Pradesh has
minimum presence of rail, air and
water transport services, therefore,
the State is almost entirely
dependent upon road transport. The
role of this department is to
implement different rules/ acts and
especially central motor vehicle Act.
As on 31.12.2017 the State has a
total of 14,62,080 vehicles, out of
which 2,78,980 are transport
vehicles, and 11,83,100 are non
transport vehicles in the state.
District wise total of vehicles are as
shown as detailed below in table 14.3
Table : 14.3
Sr. District Registered
No Vehicles
1. Bilaspur
2. Chamba
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kinnaur
Kullu
Lahul-Spiti
Mandi
9. Shimla
10. Sirmaur
11. Solan
12. Una
9°.”9’FJ‘:‘>.°’
80791
53795
104965
352817
10385
76112
5689
162886
157487
93519
205000
158634
H.P 1462080
During the year
2017-18, a sum of ‘50.01 crore has
been provided to the HRTC for
replacement of old buses. In addition
to this ‘37.50 crore has been
provided for the construction of bus
stands during this financial year.
During the year
2017-18 upto 31.12.2017, the

department has challenged 30,072
vehicles for different offences and a
sum of ‘566.52 lakh have been
received.
Transport Policy
14.8 Significant achievements
of the Department during the year
2017-18 are as under:
i)
ii)
|.T intervention
Department of Transport has
implemented web-based
softwares viz. Sarathi for
Driving licence and Vahan for
vehicle registration, tax
collection and issuance of
permits in all the Registering
and Licensing Authority wherein
applicants can apply online for
Driving Licence and vehicle
related services. In all these
services, applicants can deposit
fee/taxes online through Cyber
Treasury. e-payment facility has
been integrated with transport
software for seamless delivery
to the citizens . Arrangement
has been made to provide this
facility for collection of various
fees/taxes related to vehicles
and driving licence transactions
on 24×7 basis, which helps the
public to avoid hassles faced in
Department of Transport.
Inspection and Certification
Centre
In order to improve the
inspection and certification of
vehicles in the State Ministry of
Road Transport and Highway
has proposed to sanction,
inspection and Certification
m)
iv)
Centre at Baddi in Solan
Distrisct at a cost of ‘14.4O
Crore. The land of 63.03
bighas which has been
transferred in the name of the
Transport Department. The
International Centre for
Automotive Technology
(l.C.A.T.) Gurugram has been
appointed as executing agency
by the Ministry. M/S
comprehensive Architectural
services has been selected as
Architect and M/S City Dialouge
D-513 Jal-Vayu Tower Sector
47 Noida has been engaged for
carrying out the survey of land.
Based on its success and
response, more such centres
shall be established in the State
in future.
Creation of Transport Nagar
At present most of the motor
mechanical workshops which
cater a large number of vehicles
are functioning on road sides
which are creating not only
congestion on the road but also
a public nuisance and risk for
accident. The department plans
to shift the workshops to
locations away from roads and
create multiple facilities like
parking lots, seating places,
eating places, toilets, recreation
centres and other facilities at
the site of the newly created
Transport Nagars in all districts
of the State. In the current
financial year provision of ‘8.00
crore has been made for basic
infrastructure for these
Transport Nagars.
Environmental Protection

The vehicles plying in the State
are major source of
environmental Pollution. The
polluting vehicles would be
gradually phased out by way of
input of appropriate technology
and introduction of non-
polluting vehicles i.e. Bharat
Stage—lV and V. The pollution
check Post at Vashist, Manali
has been established by the
department to keep check on
the polluting vehicles.
Water Transport
The department has taken
initiatives to promote Water
Transport in Himachal
Pradesh. These shall be
promoted in Govind Sagar,
Lake (Bilaspur), Chamera
Dam (Chamba), Koldam
(Shimla, Bilaspur and Mandi)
vi)
to promote water transport.
For this purpose tender has
been awarded to conduct
survey and feasibility report to
E-Meritime Consultancy
Private Ltd. Mumbai. The
report will be submitted in this
financial year.
Driving Training School
and Pollution Check Centre
Presently 10 Government, 11
HRTC and 190 Private Driving
Training Schools are
functioning in the State. As
for, as Pollution check centre
is concern 5 under
Government Sector and 88
under private sectors are
functioning at different places
in the State.

15. TOURISM AND CIVIL AVIATION
15.1 Tourism sector in Himachal
Pradesh has been recognized as one of
the most important sectors of the
economy as it is being realized as a
major engine of growth for future and as
such contribution of the tourism sector to
the State GDP is 6.6 percent
approximately which is quite significant.
The State is endowed with all the basic
resources necessary for thriving tourism
activity like geographical and cultural
diversity, clean and peaceful
environment and beautiful streams,
sacred shrines, historic monuments and
the friendly and hospitable people.
15.2 Tourism Industry in
Himachal Pradesh has been given very
high priority and the Government has
developed appropriate infrastructure for
its development which includes public
utility services, roads, communication
network, airports, transport facilities,
water supply and civic amenities etc.
At present about 2,907 hotels having bed
capacity of about 81,514 are registered
with the department. In addition, there
are about 1,220 Home Stay units
registered in the State having about
7,044 beds.
15.3 To give boost to the
Tourism in the State, the Asian
Development Bank (ADB) has approved
loan assistance worth US $ 95.16 million
to Himachal Pradesh for development of
tourist infrastructure in the State.
Under Tranche-I financial assistance of
US $ 33.00 million has been approved
and the completion period of the projects
is June, 2018 Community Based Tourism
under Trenche-1 was implemented
in 5 clusters of the State (Dhameta,
Kangra-Paragpur, Chintpurni, Nainadevi
and Shimla-Chail) in which various types
of skilled and livelihood based trainings
were provided and total 5,316
participants (Female 2,822 and Male
2,494) were trained.
Under Tranche-3 total
finance of US $62.16 million has been
approved on 28″‘ September, 2015. The
completion period of Tranche-3 is June,
2020. Under this Tranche there are total
15 sub-projects of civil works out of
which 9 sub-projects have been awarded
Three projects i.e. Conservation and
Restoration of Rock Cut Temple
Masroor, Tourism Culture Centre at
Shimla (Peterhoff) and Creation of
Cultural Centre for Traditional Crafts and
Arts at Haroli Una has been dropped and
now in place of these three projects the
work of Conservation! Restoration and
Rehabilitation of Bantony Castle in the
Heritage Zone, Shimla is being executed
and rest of the three projects are at
bidding stage.
Under Tranche-3, 19
Panchayats have been selected for the
implementation of Community Based
Tourism (CBT) projects, out of which
initial training have been started in
7 panchayats and total 673 participants
participated.
The Government of India,
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned the
project Integrated Development of
Himalyan Circuit in Himachal Pradesh
worth ‘9,976.05 lakh under Swadesh
Darshan Scheme. Under this project total
14 tourism development projects have
been sanctioned for the State.

15.4 The Department of Tourism
is encouraging private sector to develop
tourism related infrastructure in the
State under Public Private Partnership
(PPP). The Ropeway project from
Bhunter to Bijli Mahadev has been
signed on 23.02.2017 between
Department of Tourism and Usha Breco
Chamunda Devi Ropeway Pvt. Ltd.
condition precedence are being fulfilled
by the promoter.
In addition to above, the
Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation
has identified the following five sites for
offering the same to the private sector
on a long term lease basis:-
Sr. Name of the Site Area in
No (Bighas)
(A|1prox.)
1. Baddi in District 371.19
Solan
2. Jhatingri in District 60.12
Mandi
3. Shoja (Banjar) 2.18
District Kullu
4. Bilaspur District 2.5
Bilaspur
5. Suketi,District 596.18
Sirmaur
15.5 A sustained marketing of
the State is being done throughout the
year in print and electronic media. In
order to promote tourism dissemination
of tourist information plays significant
role. The department of Tourism
prepares different types of promotional
publicity material like brochures!
pamphlets, posters, blow-ups etc. and
participate in various tourism fairs and
festivals in the country and abroad. The
Department and HPTDC along with
private hoteliers participated in more than
40 fairs and festivals, within and outside
the State during 2017-18.
15.6 The Department has
organized various general training
Courses for the unemployed youth of the
State like Basic Course on Tourism,
orientation of Taxi Drivers, Poters, Dhaba
Workers and Owners, Trekking Guide
Course, Homestay Owners, Ski and
Adventure Courses etc. In 2017-18
Department has approved the proposal
to train 508 unemployed youth in 7
courses to be conducted in different
areas of Himachal Pradesh.
The Department has
organized and supports the Tourism,
related events and festival. During the
current financial year the Department has
organized /participated in following
events. Participated in India Travel Mart
(ITM) Amritsar, Lucknow, Jaipur and
India International Travel Exhibition
(IITE), Aurangabad and Indore, India
international Travel Mart (IITM),
Bangaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad
and Kochin, Tourism and Travel Fair
(TTF), Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad,
Surat etc. The department has also
prepared promotional films and
commercials to promote tourism in the
State which includes films of duration 30
minutes, 10 minutes and 5 minutes,
three television commercials of 60
seconds and three television
commercials of 30 seconds duration.
Civil Aviation
15.7 At present there are only
three Airports in Himachal Pradesh
namely Shimla, Bhuntar (Kullu-Manali)
and Kangra. The status of these airports
is as under: –
a) Shimla Airport:
The work of widening of runway of
Shimla Airport from 23 mtrs.to 30
mtrs. has been completed by the
Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Refueling facility has also been
completed by the Indian oil
Corporation (IOC) Ministry of Civil
Aviation, Government of India has
launched the “Regional Air
Connectivity Scheme-UDAN”. In
Jubberhatti (Shimla) airport and
Bhunter (Kullu) airports have been
included in the said scheme as
RCS airports and Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) on Regional
Connectivity Scheme (RCS)
UDAN has been signed between
Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA),
Airport Authority of India (AAI)
and State Government on
16.01.2017. Regular Flights from
Shimla airport were started w.e.f.
27.04.2017 under ROS-UDAN.
Matter regarding expansion of
Shimla airport is under
consideration at the level of State
Government in view of the huge
financial implications involved.
Bhunter (Kullu-Manali) Airport:
As per the report of IIT Roorkee
the total expenditure of ‘81.34
crore will be incurred on the
diversion of river Beas and it will
take approximate 3-4 years. This
work will be done by the State
Government and thereafter site
will be handed over to Airport
Authority of India. The diversion of
river Beas and extension of
runway by the State Government
will require 27.77 hectares of land.
Work of extension of runway by
the Airport Authority of India, New
Delhi will be done after diversion
of river Beas by the State
Government. However, a policy
decision regarding financial
implications and whether, the
land is to be provided free of cost
and free from all encumbrances to
the AAI for extension of Bhunter
airport, is required to be taken at
Government level and the same is
under consideration of the
Government.
c) Kangra Airport:
At present the runway dimension
of Gaggal (Kangra) airport is
1372×30 meters. New plan for
expansion Gaggal (Kangra) airport
is 1820×150 meters has been
prepaid by the airport authority of
India For this purpose, total 153
acres of land is required free of
cost and free from all
encumbrances. It involves huge
financial implications /burden on
the State Government.
Indian Air Force is also looking for
some land to develop an airfield as an
alternative to Pathankot in view of its
vulnerability after the recent terrorist
strike at Pathankot. The Deputy
Commissioner Kangra was directed to
explore the possibility of acquisition of
land by the Indian Air Force. He has
informed that the representatives of
Indian Air Force and Indian Army have
been requested to submit their consent
for acquisition of land measuring 571
acres and the Air Force shall allow the
Statel Civil authorities to use the 153
acres of land as well as existing Airstrip
for civil purpose matter.
Hehpads
15.8 Himachal Pradesh at
present has 63 operational helipads. The
Government has decided to construct a
heliport at Banderaru near Sanjauli-Dhalli

bye pass road with a cost of 7.00 crore
(approx) for which “In principle approval”
has been conveyed by the Government
and also FCA approval has been
obtained by the Department. In addition,
“In principle approvaI“ for construction of
Helipads at Chowari, Distt. Chamba
amounting to ‘132.13 Iakh (approx.) and
Kunnu, District Mandi amounting to
‘35.26 Iakh (approx.) has also been
conveyed by the Government and FCA
cases of these Helipads are under
process.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism
Development Corporation
15.9 The Himachal Pradesh
Tourism Development Corporation was
established in 1972 to Promote Tourism
in the Pradesh. Ever since its
establishment the Corporation has acted
as a catalyst, trendsetter and a prime
mover for the promotion of tourism in
Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal
Pradesh Tourism Development
Corporation expected to earn a net profit
of ‘165.00 Iakh during the current
financial year.

16. EDUCATION
EDUCATION
16.1 Education is the key
instrument for developing human
capability. The State is committed to
provide education to all. The concerted
efforts of the Government have put
Pradesh as one of the leading State in
educational literacy. According to 2011
census Himachal Pradesh has a
literacy rate of 82.80 percent. Malel
female literacy rate differs considerably
in the State as against 89.53 per cent
literacy rate for males it is 75.93 percent
for females. All out efforts are afoot to
bridge this gap.
Elementary Education
16.2 The policies of the
Government in the field of Elementary
Education are implemented through the
Deputy Directors of Elementary
Education and Block Primary Education
Officers at District and Block Level
respectively with aims:-
o To achieve the goal of
universalization of Elementary
Education.
0 To provide Quality Elementary
Education.
o To increase access to
Elementary Education.
At present up to
31.12.2017 there are 10,756 notified
Primary Schools out of which 10,751
are functional and 2,117 are notified
Middle schools out of which 2,103 are
functioning in the State. To overcome
the shortage of trained teachers, efforts
are being made to make fresh
appointments of teachers in the needy
schools. An attempt has also been
made to cater the educational need of
special abled children.
16.3 To increase enrolment
and to reduce the dropout rate and
further to enhance the retention rate of
the children in these schools. various
scholarships and other incentives
namely Poverty Stipend Scholarship,
Girls Attendance Scholarship,
Scholarship for Children of Army
Personnel, Scholarship for the students
belonging to IRDP families, Middle-
Matric scholarship (Medhavi
Chhatervariti Yojna), Pre Matric
scholarship for Scheduled Castes
students on Lahaul-Spiti pattern
Scholarship. In addition to the above
free Text Books and Uniforms are also
being provided for OBC/ lRDP/ SCI ST
and in some cases free Text Books are
provided to General Students in non
Tribal areas. Mid-day meal scheme is
being implemented in all the
Government and Government aided
Primary and Middle Schools in the
State. Under this scheme each student
is being provided with hot cooked meal
on each day of the school. Computer
Education Programme has been started
in 1,202 upper primary schools in
remotest part of the State.
State Sponsored Scholarship
Scheme
16.4 The following incentives are being
provided during the year 2017-18:-
i) Middle Merit/Medhavi Chatervarti
Yojna ‘8OO per annum per boyl
girl. 1,465 students were
benefitted and ‘11.71 lakh were
spent

ii) Scholarship for IRDP families
children ‘150 per student from
class 15‘ to 5”‘ is being provided
and durng the year 2017-18
52,311 students were benefitted
and ‘78.47 lakh have been spent. ‘
250 per boy and ‘500 per girl is
provided to students from class 6″‘
to s‘“- Under this scheme 47,759
students were benefitted and
195 crore have been spent.
m) Under Girls Attendance Scheme
girl students having attendance
more than 90 percent is being
awarded ‘2 per month for 10
months. Total 38,854 students
were benefitted and ‘7.71 lakh
have been spent.
Free Text Books: Free Text Books
are being provided by Himachal
Pradesh Government for all IRDPI SCI
ST/ OBCI General students for which
there is a budget provision of ‘16.00
crore during 2017-18.
Mahatma Gandhi Vardi Yojana: Under
Mahatma Gandhi Vardi Yojana two sets
of uniform is being provided for class
15‘ to 10″‘ with ‘200 as stitches charges
per year. For the year 2017-18, about
697,959 students (Classes 15‘ to 10’“)
were benefitted. There is a budget
provision of ‘28.00 crore during the year
2017-18.
Free Writing Material: Cash payment is
being provided to those SC students who
belong to IRDP! BPL families and who
study from 13‘ to 5’“ classes in
government schools as per the following
rates per annum.
a) 15′ and 2″“ class \ 250
b) 3″’ and 4″‘ class ‘ 300
c) 5″“ class ‘ 350
During the financial year
2017-18, 26,099 students were
benefitted and an expenditure of ‘75.70
lakh was incurred.
Sports Activities: A budgetry provision
of ‘ 225.00 lakh was made for the year
2017-18 for carrying out the sports
activities of children of Primary/
Elementry schools at Centre, Block,
District, State and National levels. The
department is organising these activities
in conveyance with other line
departments like Social Justice and
Empowerment and youth and Sports
department etc.
Construction of Elementry Education
Building: The government has made a
budget provision for 2017-18 of 22.55
crore under major head for works to
provide adequate infrastructure facilities
for construction of Elementary school
buildings/rooms and District/Block
offices.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
16.5 Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
(SSA) launched in the State with a well
defined Pre-Project Phase on improving
the infrastructure in the District Project
Offices, capacity building of educational
administrators, teachers, school
mapping, micro-planning, surveys etc.
The objective of this movement was to
ensure universal access, enrolment,
removal of gender gaps, retention and
completion of elementary schooling by
all 6-14 age group children coupled

satisfactory quality elementary education
with active participation of the
community in the management of
schools.
16.6 The main efforts for
improving the quality of elementary
education under SSA are as under:
~ Learning Outcomes: The State
government has provided subject
and class wise learning outcomes
developed by the NCERT to all
elementary school teachers and
they have been directed to teach
in such a manner that the desired
learning outcomes are attained by
the students in each competency.
o Continuous Comprehensive
Evaluation (CCE): CCE is being
implemented in all government
schools up to class Vlll in the
State through formative and
summative assessments in
addition to class tests being taken
2017-18, PRAYAS PLUS has been
started in all upper primary schools
for class VI to Vlll children.
Capacity building of teachers:
Capacity building of teachers
teaching classes VI to Vlll on
Prerna plus and Prayas Plus has
already been done at the DIET
level.
Computer Aided Learning
Programme (CALP): As of now
1,202 Government schools have
already been covered with
necessary infrastructure such as;
3 computers, 1 multipurpose laser
printer, 2 UPSs and furniture, out of
three Computers supplied in each
school, one is with 42″ LCD T\/ and
170 stand alone middle schools
have been approved under SSA
during 2017-18 will also be made
functional under CALP.
after completion of every chapter.
Prerna: The State Government
has to make every primary school
child confident in Reading, Writing
and Arithmetic. Prerna is an
Abhiyan to develop and improve
learning abilities of children in the
above tools of basic learning
needs implemented in 2016-17 in
all primary schools. The year
2017-18, PRERNA PLUS with
focus on Hindi, English and
mathematics for all primary school
children has been initiated.
Prayas: The State Government
has to enhance mathematical and
scientific skills of students. Prayas
is also an Abhiyan to develop and
improve the learning abilities
implemented in 2016-17 in all
upper primary schools for class VI
to Vlll children. During the year
Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan(RAA):
16.7 72 schools already covered
during 2016-17 and 72 more schools have
been taken up during 2017-18.
Activities under RAA in selected lab
schools:
i) Establishing mathematics
laboratories.
ii) Strengthening of existing science
labs.
m) Developing Science Parks with the
help of experts in lab schools.
Introducing BaLA features related to
mathematics and science learning
on the wall and other available
space. Developing Vermi compost
plants.
iv) Preparing students for Regional
Mathematics Olympiads.
Preparation of students for Children
Science Congress (CSC) and
Innovation in Science Pursuit for

Inspired Research (INSPIRE).
Organization of science and
mathematics events — exhibitions,
quiz and seminars at the school
level.
v) Identification of higher level
institutes for mentoring of lab
schools. Capacity building of lab
school teachers by higher level
institutes. Guest lecturers for
students at school level by eminent
scholars of mentoring institute.
vi) Constitution of Science and
mathematics clubs for students.
Achievement Surveys:
16.8 State Level Achievement
Survey, subject wise State Level
Achievement Survey (SLAS) of all class I
to VIII children is being conducted by the
State Project Office (SSAI RMSA) since
2013-14 onwards. On the basis of the
findings of this survey, teachers are
provided academic support accordingly.
National Achievement Survey: National
level Achievement Survey has been
conducted by NCERT in the State.
Assessment data has been collected and
is under the process of analysis.
Research: Under research component of
SSA, various studies have been
conducted and completed. Some of them
are listed below:-
~ Teacher absenteeism
~ Socio-economic profile of
primary school children.
~ In service teacher training
programme under SSA.
~ Role of School Management
Committee in improving
education in upper primary
classes level.
v Declining trend in enrollment and
explanation of causes.
0 Computer aided learning
programme in H.P.
School level grants: Every year these
grants are provided to schools to carry out
small repairs, replacing old equipments or
use of these grants by the SMCs as per
requirements of children. School Grant
‘5,000 per annum for primary and
7,000 per annum for upper primary
government schools. Maintenance Grant
‘5,000 for those government schools
which have three or less than three
class rooms and ‘10,000 for
those government schools which have
more than three classrooms.
Girl Education: Under model-Ill, there are
10 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
(KGBVs) functioning in Himachal
Pradesh. Eight KGBVs are in District
Chamba, one each in Shimla and Sirmour
districts. As of now, these KGBVs are
catering to the needs of as many as 495
girls. These girls belong to poor SCI ST
and minority communities and are
provided free boarding—l0dging, stipend,
medical assistance, stationery, skill
education as per need, self defence
training, exposure visits etc.
Children With Special Needs (CWSN):
Total 9,337 children have been identified
with special needs for the year 2017-18.
The process of inclusion goes with the
following activities:-
0 Identification through SMCs and
sun/eys
– Medical Camps to identify the need
of every CWSN
0 Special Educators to teach these
children.
Out of School Children:

16.9 In Himachal Pradesh there
are negligible children who are outside the
formal range of education. However they
are being attempted to bring into the fold of
elementary education through NRSTCs.
The first and foremost obligation of RTE
Act is to ensure that all children in the age
group of 6-14 years should be there in
schools. Other Independent studies
conducted by IMRB and Pratham have
also confirmed that the number of out of
school children in Himachal Pradesh is
below one percent. In district Bilaspur and
Lahaul-Spiti there is no out of school
children. It is observed that due to
migration from other parts of the country to
the urban/semi urban areas of the state,
the figure of out of school children keeps
on fluctuating. Districts have been asked to
conduct survey in the month of July and
December every year to keep track of
migratory population and enroll them in
schools.
Retention: Under SSA there is a provision
of two sets of free uniform for all girls, all
SC/ST boys, children belonging to BPL
families and free text books for all general
category boys and girls of class I to Vlll.
Rests of the students are covered from the
State budget.
Community participation and the
training of SMC members:
16.10 To ensure that education is
delivered well at the school level, every
student learns and excels, parents of
students and PRI members are sensitized
as well as oriented every year. Under this
inten/ention schools also prepare School
Development Plans (SDPs) reflecting
action points at all the three parts of the
operating system i.e. at input, process and
output level.
Community mobilization: This is for
wide publicity of all the education initiativesl
schemes launched by the State and
Central Government. The purpose of this
inten/ention is to spread the message of all
schemes across the State as well as
prepare people for active participation and
ownership in the implementation of all
educational schemes.
Monitoring and review:
16.11 Monitoring and review
mechanism has also been redefined. To
improve the quality of review and
monitoring, a detailed OMR-based quality
monitoring tool, which is easily and
digitilable and analyzable, has been
prepared and distributed to various block
officials. The state has mandated block
officials (initially BRCCs, and then BEEOs)
to visit schools in their blocks and inspect
schools on various key parameters like
CCE performance, basic infrastructure,
classroom teaching and school
management. The resulting data from
these inspections is collated, analyzed and
then discussed at district and state levels to
come up with solutions which can improve
the performance of schools on each of
these parameters.
Benefits of this intervention include:
0 A single OMR-based quality
monitoring tool integrating multiple
forms
o Regular school visits and
inspections by State officials to
identify problems / best practices,
on this basis to take timely action, if
required
0 Easy digitization of detailed school-
wise data
~ Monthly review meetings at district
and State level data
0 Increased accountability and culture
of data-backed decision making
within the government

0 Reduce burden on State
functionaries by replacing multiple
review forms with one
comprehensive quality monitoring
tool.
Senior Secondary Education
16.12 Highest Priority is being
given towards education in the State
owing to increasing share of education to
the total Plan Outlay of the State every
year along with the educational
institutions. Up to December, 2017, there
are 922 Government High schools, 1,836
Government Senior Secondary Schools
and 137 Government Degree colleges
including 7 Sanskrit colleges, 1 SCERT,
1 B.Ed. college and 1 Fine Art College
running in the State.
Scholarship Schemes
16.13 To improve the educational
status of the deprived sections of the
society, various types of scholarships/
stipends are being provided by the State!
Central Goverments at various stages.
The scholarship schemes are:-
i) Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi
Chhatarvrity Yojna: Under this
scheme the scholarship is being
given to the top 1,000 meritorious
students of SC category and top
1,000 meritorious students of OBC
on the basis of Matric examination
conducted by HPBSE for 10 +1 and
10+2 classes in recognised
institution within or outside of the
State ‘10,000 per student per
annum. During the year 2016-17,
1,817 students of SC category and
1,687 of OBC category have
benefited under this scheme.
ii) Swami Vivekanand Utkristha
Chhatarvrity Yojna: Under this
scheme 2,000 top meritorious
students of General category
declared as such in the result of
Matric Examination conducted by
HPBSE on merit basis for 10+1 and
10+2 classes are awarded the
scholarship studying in school
recognising within or outside the
state is given ‘10,000 per student
per annum. During the year
2016-17, 3,581 students have been
benefited under this scheme.
Thakur Sen Negi Uttkristha
Chhatarvrity Yojna: Under this
scheme, the scholarship is being
given to the top 100 boys and 100
girl students of ST category on the
basis of the Matric result conducted
by HPBSE on merit basisfor 10+1
and 10+2 classes in school
recognising within or outside the
State ‘11,000 per student per
annum. During the year 2016-17,
total 321 such students benefited
under this scheme.
Maharishi Ba|mikiChhatarvrity
Yojna: The bonafide Himachali girl
students belonging to Balmiki
families whose parents are
engaged in unclean occupation are
being given scholarship, under this
scheme ‘ 9,000 per girl student per
annum beyond Matric level to
college level and for professional
courses in Himachal Pradesh
irrespective of their status
(Government or Private). Atotal of
27 girls students have been
benefited under this scheme during
the year 2016-17.
Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha
Chhatervriti Yojna: Under this
scheme, 150 meritorious students
for post plus two courses for
studying in colleges or doing
professional courses shall be

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awarded ‘ 10,000 per year per
student purely on basis of merit and
without any income ceiling. Total 31
students have been benefited under
this scheme during the year
2016-17.
Sanskrit Scholarship Scheme: A
sum of ‘ 250 per month for 9″‘ and
10″‘ classes and ‘ 300 per month for
+1 and +2 classes are being given
to those students who secure first
position in the subject of Sanskrit
with 60 percent and above marks.
Sainik School Scholarship: The
scheme is applicable to the
bonafide H.P. students in the Sainik
School Sujanpur Tihra from class VI
to XII. In addition, the students are
given dietary money ‘75 per day for
295 days. Clothing allowance
‘1,500 per annum for the first year
and ‘750 per year for subsequent
years.
NDA Scholarship Scheme: The
NDA scholarship at different rates is
being given to the Cadets of
Himachal Pradesh who are getting
training at National Defence
Academy, Khadakwasla.
Kalpana Chawla Chhatravriti
Yojna: Under this scheme, the top
2,000 meritorious girl students of
+2 classes of all study groups are
given ‘15,000 per student per
annum. During the year 2016-17,
total 1,840 students have been
benefitted under this scheme.
Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojna:
This scheme has been started
during the year 2012-13 and one
time ‘75,000 will be given to all
students of State who are selected
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and take admission for a degree
course in any Indian Institute of
Technology or All India Institute of
Medical Sciences and post
graduate diploma course in any
Indian Institute of Managment
Dhanbad at Jharkhand and Indian
Insititute of Science (IISC) at
Banglore. Total 164 students
benefitted under this scheme in
2016-17.
Rashtriya Indian Military College
Scholarship: This award is given to
the ten bonafide Himachal Pradesh
students, two from each class VIII
to XII in RIMC, Dehradun,
‘20,000 per year per student. Under
this scheme 10 students have been
benefited during the year 2016-17.
IRDP Scholarship Scheme
A sum of ‘300 per month for 9″‘ and
10″‘ class, ‘800 per month for +1
and +2 Class, ‘1,200 per month for
College/Day scholar students and
‘2,400 per month for Hostellers is
being given to those students who
belong to IRDP families and
studying in Government!
Government Aided Institutions.
45,135 students have been
benefited under this scheme during
the year 2016-17.
Scholarship to the children of
Armed Forces Personnel Killedl
disabled during wars.
A sum of ‘300 (boys) and ‘600
(girls) per month for 9*‘ and 10″‘
class, ‘ 800 per month for 10+1 and
10+2 Class, ‘1,20O per month for
Collegel University! Day scholar
students and ‘2,400 per month for
hostellers is being given to Children

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of Armed Forces Personnel killed/
disabled in different operations/
war.
Post Matric Scholarship to
SCISTIOBC students (Centrally
Sponsored Scheme)
The students belongs to Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribles
whose parents annual income is up
to ‘2.50 lakh and Other Backward
Classes students whose parents
annual income is up to ‘1.00 lakh
are eligible for full scholarship (i.e.
Maintenance allowance + full fee)
for all courses and they are
studying in Government!
Government Aided Institutions.
During the year 2016-17, 40,041
Scheduled Caste, 3,402 Scheduled
Tribes and 1,908 Other Backward
Classes students were benefitted
from this scheme.
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other
Backward Classes students.
This scholarship will be awarded to
those students from class 15′ to 10″‘
whose parents! guardians income
from all sources does not exceed
‘44,5O0 per annum. A sum of ‘50
per student per month for day
scholar students and ‘25O per
month for hostellers is being given.
Pre-Matric Scholarship to SC
and ST students.
This scholarship will be awarded to
those students whose parentsl
guardians income from all sources
does not exceed ‘2.00 lakh per
annum. A scholarship of 2,250 per
student per annum to Day scholars
and ‘4,500 per annum to hostellers
of class IX and X is being given.
During the year 2016-17, total
16,127 of SC category and 1,953
students of ST have been benefited
under this scheme.
Incentive to SCI ST girl
students for secondary
education.
Under this Centrally Sponsored
Scheme SCI ST girl students who
take admission in 9“ Class after
passing Middle Standard
Examination from H.P. Board
School Examination. The amount of
incentive under this scheme is
‘3,000 and will be given in the
shape of a Time Deposit.
Merit cum means Scholarship
Scheme for Students belonging
to Minority Community (CSS).
This Scholarship is for the Minority
students belonging to Muslim, Sikh,
Christian, Budhhist communities,
whose parents! guardians income
from all sources does not exceed
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‘2.5O lakh from all sources and
student should not have less than
50 percent marks. A total of 63
students have been benefitted
during 2016-17 under this scheme.
Expansion of Sanskrit Education
16.14 Tremendous efforts are
made to promote Sanskrit Education by
the State Government as well as Centre
Government. The details are as under:-
a) Award of scholarships to students
of Highl Senior Secondary Schools
studying Sanskrit.
b) Providing grant for the salary of
Sanskrit Lecturers for teaching
Sanskrit in Secondary Schools.
c) Modernization of Sanskrit Schools.
d) Grant to State Government for
various schemes for promotion of
Sanskrit and for research! research
projects.
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Teachers Training Programmes
16.15 The Teachers Training
Programmes need to be strengthened to
equip in-service teachers with the latest
techniques/ teaching methods.
Seminars/ re-orientation courses are
being conducted by SCERT Solan,
GCTE Dharamshala, HIPA Fairlawns,
Shimla, NUPA New De|hi/CCRT/
NCERTI RIE, Ajmer and RIE
Chandigarh. Approximately 1,700
teaching and non-teaching staffs have
been trained during 2017-18.
Yashwant Gurukul Awas Yojna
16.16 In order to provide suitable
residential accommodation to the
teachers posted in High/Senior
Secondary Schools of Tribal and hard
areas of the State. The scheme is being
implemented in 61 identified schools of
the State.
Free Text Books
16.17 The State Government is
providing free text books to the students
of 9‘hand 1O‘“classes belonging to SC,
ST, OBC and BPL categories. An
expenditure of ‘11.71 crore have been
spent for this purpose and 1.09.974
students have been benefited during the
academic session 2017-18.
Vocational Education
16.18 In order to provide
employability to students the department
imparted Vocational Education under
NSQF in 873 Schools with 11 subjects!
trades i.e. Automobiles, Retail, Security,
ITeS, Healthcare, Tourism, Agriculture,
Physical Education, Telecom, BFSI and
Media. Under this scheme 1,816
vocational trainers have been deployed
in 873 schools and about 60,000
students have been enrolled in this
programme.
Free Education to Special abled
Children
16.19 Free education to the
children having more than 40 percent
special abled is being provided in the
State upto University level since
2001-02.
Free Education to Girls
16.20 Free education is being
provided to girl students in the State up
to University level including vocational
and professional i.e. only tuition fee is
exempted.
Information Technology
Education
16.21 Information Technology
education is being imparted in all
Government Senior Secondary Schools
on self finance basis through outsourcing
where students had opted for IT
education as an optional subject. The
department is charging IT fee ‘110 per
month per student. The students of SC
(BPL) families are getting 50 percent fee
concession of total fee. About 83,286
students are enrolled in IT education
subject out of which 6,361 SC (BPL)
students are being benefitted under this
scheme. An amount of ‘41.98 lakh was
spent in this scheme out of which 50
percent will be reimburse by Social
Justice and Empowerment Department.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha
Abhiyan
16.22 The Department has taken
a lead in implementing the Rashtrya
Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) at

secondary level under Himachal Pradesh
School Education Society (HPSES) on
the sharing funding pattern 90:10 i.e.
90 percent by Government of India and
10 percent by Sate Government from the
year 2015-16. The activities under RMSA
are being taken up to strengthen
infrastructure in the existing secondary
schools , training to in service teachers,
self defence trainings and kala Utsav
with Annual grant to schools in the
State. For the financial year 2017-18
Project Approval Board (PAB) of the
Government of India has approved an
amount of ‘14,092.50 lakh out of which
Government of India and State have
released ‘3,473.00 lakh and ‘480.27 lakh
respectively for the implementation of
various activities of Rashtrya
Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
Girls Hostel in Educationally
Backward Blocks
16.23 The Centrally Sponsored
Scheme for the construction and running
of Girls Hostel for Students of Secondary
and Senior Secondary Schools in
Educationally Backward Block is to
strengthen the Boarding and lodging
facilities for Girl’s Students in classes IX
to XII. The girls belonging to SC, ST,
OBC, Minority Communities and BPL
families shall be benefited under this
scheme. Girls Hostel construction in
Bachhad block of Chamba, Sirmaur
District. The construction work of three
girl’s hostels i.e. Himgiri, Mehla
(Chamba) and Shillai (Sirmour) in
educationally backward blocks
sanctioned under RMSA, have been
completed and made functional with the
capacity of 50 girls each during the year
2017-18. The Government has approved
an amount of ‘ 35.98 lakh and out of
which an amount of ‘15.99 lakh has been
received for three Girl’s Hostels till date.
Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Project
16.24 In order to improve and
strengthen the teaching learning activity
by using smart class rooms and multi-
media teaching aids, department has
successfully implemented ICT in 2,132
Government Highl Higher Secondary
Schools and five Smart Schools up to
2017-18. Government of India has
introduced 20 more schools for the year
2017-18 and work is under progress.
Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha
Abhiyan
16.25 The Rashtriya Ucchtar
Shiksha Abhiyan has been implemented
in the state from the year 2013-14 on
the funding pattern of 90:10 i.e. 90
percent Centre and 10 percent State
under the 12th five year plan, to improve
the Higher Education System in the
state. The State Government has
constituted a SHEC (State Higher
Education Council) for the proper
implementation of quality improvement
system in the state. The semester
system and the Choice Based Credit
System (CBCS) has been introduced for
the Under-Graduate Classes in the
Government! Privatel Aidedl Sanskrit
Colleges in the State. Under the
scheme, an amounting to ‘ 159.08 crore
have been received from MHRD, Gol
and the same has been released to all
beneficiary higher institutions of the
State. All the institutions of the state are
being encouraged to go for evaluation
and accreditation by NAAC (National
Assessment and Accreditation Council)

Banglore. At present O1 HPU, 04
Government Degree Colleges have
been accreditated with “A” grade of
NAAC. The State has now one
University, Himachal Pradesh University
(HPU) and 32 Government Degree
Colleges accreditated with NAAC.
Distribution of Net booksl
Laptops
16.26 The department is going to
distribute Net booksl laptops to the
10,260 (260 additional laptops to the
students who scored similar marks as
per merit cut off list of 10″‘ and 12″‘ class)
meritorious students of 10″‘ and 12″‘
class of Himachal Pradesh Board of
School Education, Dharamshala under
Rajiv Gandhi Digital Students Yojna
2017-18 with the aim to strengthen the
teaching learning activities in schools.
Inclusive Education for Special
abled at Secondary Stage
16.27 Inclusive Education for
special abled at Secondary Stage is
commenced in the State in the year
2013-14. Under this scheme, 12 model
schools have been established in all the
districts and 18 Special Educator are
engaged in these schools for imparting
the Special Education to CWSN enrolled
in the schools. 2,734 children with
special need have been identified. For
the assessment of these children 49
medical camps have been organised and
380 Aids and Appliances have been
distributed to the needy children. Free
Text books, Escort Allowance, Braille
book have been supplied to the Children
with Special Need during the year
2017-18.
Mukhya Mantri Vardi Yojana
16.28 Under this scheme two sets
of uniform are being provided to all the
students studying in class XI to XII in the
state. For this purpose ‘10.81 crore have
been spent on 1, 77,049 students during
the year 2017-18.
Mukhya Mantri Aadarsh Model
Schools
16.29 To improve the quality
education two Government Senior
Secondary Schools are to be designated
as Aadarsh Model Schools in each
constituency of each district and have
been made functional in the state during
the year 2017-18.
Mukhya Mantri Gyandeep Yojana
16.30 To improve the educational
status of all sections of the society and
interest subvention of4 percent would be
given to all himachali students pursuing
higher education in India and abroad
availing educational loans from banks
upto ‘10.00 lakh irrespective of income
level has been made under Mukhya
Mantri Gyandeep Yojana.
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
16.31 Department of Technical
Education was established in the year
1968 and in July 1983 ,the vocational
and Industrial and Training Institutes
were also brought under the umbrella of

this department At the moment, the
admission in Engineeringl Pharmacy
Names of Institute Number
No of
Institutes
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi at Kamand 01
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur O1
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kangra 01
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sirmour 01
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una 01
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), 01
Baddi, Tehsil Nalagarh, District Solan.
7. Regional Vocational Training lnstitute(RVTl) for Women at Jhundla, O1
Tehsil Shimla Rural, District Shimla
8. Jawahar Lal Nehru Govt. Engineering College, Sundernagar O1
9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Institute of Engineering and O1
Technology, Pragatinagar, Distt. Shimla
10. Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, Kangra at Nagrota O1
Bagwan.
11 Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Engineering College, Kotla Tehsil Rampur O1
(Jeori), District Shimla.
12. Government Pharmacy College, Rohroo District Shimla and 02
Nagrota Bagwan District Kangra
13. HydroEngg.College Bandla (Bilaspur) 01
14. B-Pharmacy Colleges (Private Sector) 13
15. Engineering Colleges (Private Sector) 12
16. Polytechnics (Government Sector)
17. Polytechnics (Private Sector)
21. State of Arts lTIs
22. Modal ITI Nalagarh
26. lTls (Private Sector)
27. Vocational Training Centre
18. D-Pharmacy Colleges (Private Sector)
19. 2″“ Shift in Diploma Courses (Private Sector) 06
20. Co-educational Industrial Training Institutes (Govt. Sector) 103
15
19
O2
10
O1
23. Industrial Training Institutes (women) (Government Sector) 09
24. ITI for Persons with special ability at Sundernagar(Govt. Sector) 01
25. Motor Driving School at Una in Government Sector O1
148
O5
Total
359
department is providing education in the
field of Technical Education, Vocational
and Industrial Training. Today the
department has reached a stage where
aspiring students of the State can get
16.32 In Engineering and
Pharmacy Colleges, the technical
both diploma and degree as well as
certificate courses in Himachal Pradesh
through under mentioned institutions in
Himachal Pradesh.
Education is imparted at degree level,
whereas the Polytechnics are providing

professionall technical education at
diploma level 2 to 1 years courses in 14
Engineering and Non-Engineering
disciplines. The Industrial Training
Institutes are providing 2 and 1 year
certificate level courses in 37
Engineering and 19 Non-Engineering
trades.
The present intake of
students in the existing Institutions is as
under:
i) Degree Level 4,070
ii) B-Pharmacy 858
m) Diploma Level 7,837
iv) Govt/Private lTl’s 47,784
Total 60,549
16.33 The Department has
opened Rajiv Gandhi Government
Engineering College, Kangra at Nagrota
Bagwan under RUSA with three
disciplines namely Mechanical
Engineering, Electronics and
Communication Engineering and Civil
Engineering with an intake of 60 students
in each discipline and in the discipline of
Electrical Engineering which has been
started from 2015-16. An amount of
‘26.00 crore has been sanctioned under
RUSA by the Government of India,
MHRD Department of Higher Education,
New Delhi. The Detailed Project Report
worth ‘127.00 crore has been submitted
to the Deptt. of Higher Education under
RUSA. Mahatma Gandhi Government
Engineering College, Rampur has been
started with classes at Jawahar lal
Government Engineering. College,
Sundernagar with 2 disciplines i.e.
Mechanical Engineering and Civil
Engineering with intake capacity of 60
students each. In addition, Central
Institute of Plastic Engineering and
Technology (CIPET), Baddi and Regional
Vocational Training Institute for women,
Shimla have also become operational
from the academic session 2015-16.
16.34 Six Government Politechnics
namely Sundernagar, Hamirpur,
Kandaghat, Rohru, Ambota and Kangra
have been covered under the
scheme of Community Development
through Polytechnics, Government
of India has released the grant of
‘285.8O lakh to these Polytechnics.
16.35 The department proposes
to open one new Government
Polytechnic for Women at Rehan in
District Kangra with the estimated cost of
‘ 26.00 crore with the help of HPKVN
funded by the Asian Development Bank
from the Academic Session 2017-18 and
also the department proposes to
establish Government Polytechnic at
Ambota from the year 2017-18.
16.36 Technical Education
quality Improvement programme
phase-lll (TEQIP-lll) has been
started with effect from 01 April
2017 and the project period is for
3 years i.e. upto 31 March, 2020.
Three colleges of the State viz
JNGEC, RGGEC, ABVGIE and
Him TU has been selected under
project namely Technical Education
Quality Improvement Programme
Phase-lll with project cost of ‘20.00
crore sanctioned to Him TU and
‘10.00 crore to each of the selected
Institution.
16.37 Fourteen number of l.T.ls
namely Shamshi, Mandi, Chamba,

Shahpur, Nadaun at Rail, Nahan, Shimla,
Reckong-Peo, Rong Tong, Mandi (W)
and Shimla (W), Solan, Una and Rampur
have been covered for up-gradation as
Centres of Excellence and General Up-
gradation under Vocational Training
Improvement Project (VTIP) with World
Bank Assistance. Funds amounting to
‘46.50 crore, Centre Share ‘34.85 and
‘11.65 crore as State Share have been
received as Central Assistance and State
share during the period 2006-07 to
December,2016, which have been spent
for providing modern machinery and
equipments, honorarium/remuneration
and training to teachers and also for
construction of buildings etc. and
expenditure worth ‘46.47 crore has been
incurred under the scheme so far.
16.38 The department is on
developing multi-skills in the trainees to
add to their employability in the Industrial
Sector. 33 l.T.ls. have been upgraded
under Public Private Partnership Mode
(PPP Mode) after due consultation!
discussion with the State Steering
Committee and with PHD Chamber of
Commerce and Cll and various other
Industrial Associations located in
different parts of Himachal Pradesh, for
which central assistance amounting to
‘82.50 crore has been received in the
respective l.T.l. ‘ 2.50 crore per l.T.l.
from Government of India during the
period 2008-09 to December,2016. So
far expenditure worth ‘108.7O crore
(Excess expenditure has been incurred
out of IRG and interest accrued) has
been incurred for the Up-gradation of
infrastructure in l.T.ls.

17. HEALTH
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
17.1 The State Government has
ensured that health services for effective
prevention and treatment intervention are
accessible to people applied efficiently. In
Himachal Pradesh, Health and Family
Welfare department is providing services
which include curative, preventive,
promotive and rehabilitative services
through a network of 85 Hospitals,
91 Community Health Centres, 577
Primary Health Centres, 16 ESI
Dispensaries and 2,085 Sub-Centres.
To provide better health services to the
people, the Government is strengthening
the existing infrastructure by providing
modern equipments, specialized
services, increasing the strength of the
medical and para-medical staff in the
medical institutions.
17.2 A brief description of
various health and family welfare
activities carried out in the State during
2017-18 is as under:-
i) National Vector Borne Disease
Control Programme: During the
year 2017-18, (upto December,
2017) 4,113,330 blood slides were
examined, out of which 84 slides
were found positive and no death
was reported.
ii) National Leprosy
Eradication Programme: Under
this programme the prevalence
rate, which was 5.14 per ten
thousand in 1995, has been
reduced to 0.24 per ten thousand
as on December, 2017. During
2017-18, (upto December,2017),
103 new cases of Leprosy have
been detected, 107 cases were
deleted after completion of
treatment and 153 cases of
leprosy are under treatment. They
are getting MDT from different
health institutions free of cost.
Revised National T.B. Control
Programme(RNTCP): Under this
programme, 1 T.B. Sanatorium,
12 District T.B. Control Cell,
74 T.B. Units and 208 Microscopy
Centres, 1 Intermediate Reference
Laboratory, 1 State Drug Store,
1 State TB Training Center,
9 Cartridge based Nucleic Acid
and Amplification Test
Laboratories, 4 District DR-TB
Centers and 3 Nodal DR-TB
Centers having a provision of 315
beds were functioning in the State.
During the year 2017-18 upto
31.12.2017, 14,330 TB cases
were detected having symptoms of
this disease and sputum tests of
82,824 symptomatic were
diagnosed. Himachal Pradesh is
one of the State where all the
districts have been covered under
this project. The achievement of
total cases notification rate was
210 per lakh per year and Cure
rate of Himachal Pradesh is
89 percent against the targets of
90 percent.
National Programme for
Control of Blindness: Under this
programme during the year
2017-18 (upto December, 2017),
21,367 cataract operations were
performed against the target of
27,500 cataract operations. 20,854
cataract operations were
performed with l.O. lenses.

National Family Welfare
Programme: This programme is
being carried out in the State as a
part of Reproductive and Child
Health Programme, on the basis of
community needs assessment
approach. Under this approach,
grass-root level workers like
multipurpose health workers
(both male and female) give an
estimate of the various family
welfare activities required in the
areal population covered by
them. Under this programme,
6,265 sterilisations, 11,996 l.U.D.
insertions, 27,957 OP Users and
74,703 CC Users were
done during 2017-18 (upto
December, 2017).
Universal Immunization
Programme: This programme is
also being implemented in the
State as a part of Reproductive
Child Health (RCH) programme
with an aim to reduce the
morbidity and mortality among
mothers, children and infants. The
vaccine preventable diseases viz.
Tuberculosis, Diphtheria, Pertusis,
Neo-natal Tetanus, Poliomyelitis
and Measles have shown
remarkable reduction. The targets
and achievements for the year
2017-18 are given in Table 17.1.
Table- 17.1
Sr. Item
No.
2017-18
Targets
chievement
upto
December,17
®U‘l-l>Od7\J—\
Pentavalent
Polio
Rota Virus
B.C.G.
Measles
Measles and
Rubela(1“
Dose)
7 Measles and
Rubela(2″d
Dose)
s vat. A 1S’dose
9 D.P.T. Booster
10 Polio Booster
11 \/it.A5″“ dose
12 Vit. A9″‘ dose
13 D.P.T.(5 years)
14 T.T. (10 years)
15 T.T. (16 years)
16 T.T. (PW)
11 lFA(Mother)
112000
112000
112000
112000
112000
112000
121000
112000
121000
121000
121000
121000
120000
119000
130000
128000
128000
74643
74619
47908
70503
39309
27644
22027
70592
70324
71683
79502
85380
65237
66395
70412
78067
78012
Like previous years,
the Pulse Polio campaigns were
also launched in the State during
the year 2017-18. The first round
of this campaign done on
28.01.2018 and second round will
be held on 11.03.2018(Tentative).
vii) Mukhya Mantri State Health Care
Scheme: The State Government
has started Mukhya Mantri State
Health Care Scheme to Ekal Narri,
Senior Citizens above 80 years of

vm)
ix)
age, Daily Wages Workers, Part
Time Workers, Anganwari
Workersl Helpers, Mid Day Meal
Workers, Contractual Employees
and Persons with more than 70
percent special ability with effect
from 01.03.2016. More than 1.05
lakh Smart cards have been
issued under the scheme. A
provision of cashless treatment to
the tune of ‘30,000 under Basic
Package and \1.75 lakh for Critical
Care has been made in case of
hospitalization under the
scheme. For cancer it is
‘2.25 lakh and up to 31$‘
December,2017 under the scheme
8,000 patients have availed the
cashless treatment of ‘6.00 crore.
National Rural Health Mission
Under this scheme 95 Health
Institutions were identified to
provide 24 hours emergency
services. Apart from this 688 Rogi
Kalyan Samities are also
functioning at District Hospital,
Civil Hospital Community Health
Centers and Primary Health
Centers. A sum of ‘9.91 crore has
been distributed to all districts till
31$‘ December, 2017.
National AIDS Control
Programme: During the year
2017-18 up to December,2017,
1,40,560 persons screened out of
which 391 HIV positive cases were
detected.
0 Integrated Counselling and
Testing Centre (ICTC):-
Total 45 ICTC centres in
Himachal Pradesh are
providing Counselling and
testing services. In the year
2017-18, up to December
2017, out of total tested
persons, 42,560 were ANC
clients, out of which 27 were
diagnosed as HIV positive.
Two Mobile ICTC Vans units
are also functional.
STII RTI:-Total 20 clinics are
providing STI/ RTI services in
various districts of Himachal
Pradesh. In the year 2017-18,
up to December 2017, total
34,878 people have availed the
services of these RTl/ STI
clinics.
Blood Safety:- Under blood
safety, 15 Blood Banks and 3
Blood Component Separation
Units IGMC, Shimla, ZH Mandi
and RPGMC Tanda are
functioning in the State. During
the year 2017-18, up to
December, 2017, 308 VBD
Camps have been organized in
the State. One Mobile Blood
Bus with four donor coaches is
also functional in State.
Anti Retroviral Treatment
Programme(ART):- State has
3 ART centre at IGMC, Shimla,
RH Hamirpur and Dr. RPGMC
Tanda, 3 FART and 5 Link
ART Centres through these
free ART Drugs are being
provides to people living with
HlV/ AIDS.
Targeted Interventions:-18
Targeted Interventions Project
are being implemented in the
State for High Risk Groups.
During the year 2017-18, up to
December 2017, total 14,731
people have availed the
RTI/STI services. 8,957 High
Risk Group were screened out
of these 6 HIV positive cases
were detected.

Medical Education and Research
17.3 The Directorate of Medical
Education Training and Research was
established with the objective to provide
better medical education system and
training to Medical and Para Medical and
Nursing personnel and also to monitor
and coordinate the activities of Medical
and Dental services of State.
17.4 At present the State has Six
Government Medical Colleges Indira
Gandhi Medical College Shimla,
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Medical College,
Tanda, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar
Government Medical College Nahan,
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government
Medical College, Chamba, Dr. Radha
Krishnan Government Medical College
Hamirpur, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri
Government Medical College Mandi and
one Government Dental College in
Shimla are functioning. Besides this, one
Medical College and four Dental colleges
in private sector are also functional in the
State. During the academic session
2017-18, 139 seats for ANM training
course 1,186 seats up for GNM courses,
914 seats for B.Sc. Nursing course, 185
seats for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing
courses, and 85 seats for M.Sc. Nursing
degree course were filled both in
Government and private sectors. Total
650 MBBS seats were filled in
Government and Private Sector besides
205 PG seats in various specialties were
filled in IGMC Shimla and RPGMC Tanda
and also 340 BDS seats and 94 MDS
seats were filled in both in Government
and Private sector during academic
session 2017-18.
During the current financial
year funds had been released under
central sponsored scheme for
establishment of new Medical College in
existing District Hospitals / Regional
Hospitals for civil work and procurement
of machinery and equipmentsl furniture
as per following details
( ‘ in lakh)
l Name oflnstitution lCentrel Statel Total l
Dr. Radhakrishnan
Govt. Medical
College, Hamirpur
Pt. Jawahar Lal
Nehru Govt.
Medical College,
Chamba
Dr. YSP Govt.
Medical College,
Nahan
3940 100 4040
4762 100 4862
3327 100 3427
The Institution wise major
achievements under this Directorate are
as follows:-
(a) l.G.M.C., Shimla:
Indira Gandhi Medical College and
Hospital now upgraded as Super
specialty Institute, is the premier health
institute of the State. During current
financial year Government had provided
funds amounting to ‘1,400.00 lakh under
Centre Sponsored Scheme for capacity
development to develop trauma care
facilities in Government Hospitals located
on National Highways. The Government
had approved DPR of
‘262.00 crore for establishment of Super
Specialty block at IGMC Shimla and also
approved ‘1,372.94 lakh for the
expansion of existing Cancer Hospital
IGMC Shimla. During this financial year
the institution had started Generic Drug
Store in the l.G.M.C. campus where
generic medicines are being made
available to the patients free of cost.

These Generic medicines are made
available through Special outlet called
“Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS)” for General
Public. In the premises of IGMC “AMRIT
Shop” has also been made functional
where branded medicines are being
provided to all the patients at reasonable
and low cost.
Financial Achievements
During current financial year
there is a budget provision of
‘234.48 crore and the expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is ‘137.09 crore.
(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Government Medical
College, Kangra at Tanda
(DRPGMC):
Dr.Rajendra Prasad Medical
College, Kangra at Tanda is the second
Medical College of the State established
in October, 1996. The first batch was
started in 1999 with an intake capacity of
50 MBBS students which was increased
to 100 students w.e.f. 2011. At present
19“ Batch is undergoing training in this
institution. The Government of India has
released sum of ‘6.08 crore for trauma
centre level-I which was earlier proposed
as trauma Centre Level-ll and ‘2.56 crore
for the establishment of Geriatric Unit. In
order to strengthen Nursing school at
institute the Government has accorded
the approval for the construction of
existing GNM School with the cost of
‘12.55 crore for which the first installment
of ‘3.76 crore has since been released by
NHM.
Financial Achievements:
During the financial year
2017-18 there is a budget provision of
\11,859.97 lakh and the expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is 7,826.05 lakh.
(C) Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar
Government Medical
College, Nahan:
Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar
Government Medical College, Nahan Distt.
Sirmaur is the third Medical College of the
State established with an intake capacity of
100 MBBS students. During this financial
year 2″“ Batch MBBS students is
undergoing training in this institution. The
Government had provided ‘17.74 crore
under Centre sponsored scheme for the
construction of Medical College and
procurement of Machinery and equipment.
Funds amounting to ‘10.00 crore have
been utilized for alteration and renovation
of existing building of RH Nahan while
funds amounting to ‘20.00 crore have been
released to HSCC for starting of
construction work of New Medical College.
Financial Achievements:
During the financial year
2017-18 there is a budget provision of
‘5,372.03 lakh and the expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is ‘ 2,206.93 lakh.
(d) Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
Government Medical
College, Chamba:
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government
Medical College, Chamba is the fourth
Medical College established under centre
sponsored scheme with the annual intake
of 100 MBBS students and the first Batch
has been started from the year 2017. The
Government had provided ‘48.62 crore

during current financial year for civil work
and for procurement of Machinery,
equipments and furnitures. At present
level-lll Trauma centre has been
sanctioned in this Medical College.
Financial Achievements:
During current financial year
there is a budget provision of
‘ 61.46 crore and the expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is ‘10.23 crore.
(e) Dr. Radha Krishnan
Government Medical
College, Hamirpur:
Dr. Radha Krishnan Government
Medical College, Hamirpur is fifth Medical
College in State established under centre
sponsored scheme with annual intake of
100 MBBS students. The Government
had released ‘40.4O crore for civil work of
New Medical College during current
financial year. The New MBBS Batch with
annual intake of 100 students will be
started in ensuing academic session.
(f) Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri
Government Medical
College, Mandi:
The possession of 6″‘ Newly
constructed Medical College had been
taken over by the State Government from
ESIC (Employees State Insurance
Corporation Limited) in Financial year
2016-17. The first batch of MBBS
students with annual intake of 100
students has been started during
academic year 2017-18. The building
work of Medical College is to be
completed by ESIC and Machinery and
134
equipments amounting to ‘63.00 crore
will be provided by the said corporation to
make the institute fully functional during
next financial year. The State
Governmentt had also provided ‘2.00
crore for purchase of machinery and
equipments.
Financial Achievements:
During current financial
year there is a budget provision of 23.78
crore and the expenditure upto
31.12.2017 is ‘12.37 crore.
(g) Dental College and
Hospital Shimla:
Himachal Pradesh Government
Dental College and Hospital, Shimla was
established in 1994 with an intake
capacity of 20 students per year. From
the year 2007-08 the admission of 60
students to BDS course has been
started. Besides this the MDS courses in
Seven Specialties with annual intake
capacity of 17 PGs students have also
been started. The main objective of the
opening of the Dental College and
Hospital was to meet the demand of
Dental Doctors with the view to provide
better dental health services to the
patients in the State.
Financial Achievements:
During the financial year
2017-18 there is a budget provision of
‘19.67 crore and the expenditure up to
31.12.2017 is ‘11.40 crore.
AYURVEDA
17.5 Indian System of Medicines
and Homoeopathy plays a vital role in the
Health Care System of the State. The
separate Department of Ayurveda was

established in 1984 and Health Care
services are being provided to the
general public through 2 Regional
Ayurvedic Hospitals, 2 Circle Hospitals,
3 Tribal Hospitals, 17 Ten bedded,
7 Twenty bedded, 1 Thirty bedded, 1 Fifty
bedded Ayun/edic Hospitals, 1,175
Ayurvedic health centres, 3 Unani health
centres, 14 Homoeopathic Health centres
and 4 Amchi clinics.The department has
inbuilt system of production of medicines
through 3 Ayurvedic Pharmacies, at
Jogindernagar (District Mandi), Majra
(District Sirmaur) and Paprola (District
Kangra). These pharmacies catering to
the needs of the Ayurvedic health
institutions of the department and also
give boost to the employment to local
people. Rajeev Gandhi Government P.G.
Ayurvedic College Paprola with an intake
capacity of 60 students for B.A.M.S.
degree and 39 seats of MD is functioning
at Paprola in Kangra district. PG Classes
in Kayachikitsa, Shalakya Tantra, Shalya
Tantra, Prasuti Tantra, Samhita and
Sidhant, Dravya Guna, Rog Nidan,
Swasth Vritta, Panchkarm Balrog and
Ras Shastra are also there. The
department has started the B-Pharmacy
course (Ayurveda) at Jogindernagar with
in take capacity of 30 students. The
department of Ayurveda is also
associated with Health Programmes like
Malaria, Family welfare, Anaemia free,
AIDS, Immunization and Pulse Polio etc.
During the current financial year 2017-18,
there is a budget provision of ‘245.12
crore.
Development of Herbal
Resources
17.6 Four herbal gardens
(District Hamirpur) at Jogindernagar
(District Mandi), Neri (District Hamirpur),
Dumreda (District Shimla) and Jungle
Jhalera (District Bilaspur) are functioning
in the State. An annual action plan
for 2017-18 under the medicinal plants
component of National Ayush Mission
amounting to ‘75.54 lakh has been
approved by the Government of India,
Ministry of Ayush. Under this cultivation
of medicinal Plants will be undertaken by
farmers in 7 hectares area. Two small
nurseries, one drying shed, one storage
godown in public sector and one
community based storage godown will
also be established.
Drug Testing Laboratory
17.7 During the year 2017-18
(upto December, 2017), DTL
Jogindernagar has analyzed 491
samples (from Government and Private
Pharmacies) and generated a revenue
Of‘ 1.71 lakh.
Development Activities
(i) Free Camps
To popularized and make people
aware of AYUSH treatment, 123
free medical camps have been
organized at different places of the
State during the year 2016-17
wherein 67,785 patients were
diagnosied and treated.
(ii) license
The Department has granted
seven new Ayurvedic Drug

Manufacturing, six loan and one
Homeopathic Drug Manufacturing
license.

18. SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMME
SOCIAL WELFARE AND
WELFARE OF OTHER
BACKWARD CLASSES
18.1 The Social Justice and
Empowerment Department of the
State is engaged in socio-economic
and educational uplift of scheduled
castes, scheduled tribes, other
backward classes, infirms, special
abled, orphans, children, widows,
destitutes, poor children and women
etc. The following schemes are being
implemented under social welfare
programme:-
Social Security Pension
Scheme
18.2
a) Old Age pension: Old age
pension ‘700 per month is
being provided to those proper
no mean to livelihood who have
attained the age 60 years or
above but below 80 years
having annual income below
‘35,000 per year, 80 years and
above pensioners are being
provided pension \1,250 per
month without any income
criteria.
b) Special Ability Relief
Allowance: Special Ability
Relief Allowance 700 per
month is being given to those
special abled persons who are
having at least 40 percent of
special ability and whose
annual income does not exceed
‘35,000 per year, to above 70
percent special abled persons is
being provided ‘1,250 per
month without any income
criteria subject to the condition
that applicant should not be in
Government Servicel Semi
Government Servicel Boardl
Corporation and should not be
in possession of any kind of
pension. During current
financial year 2017-18 there is a
target of 2,14,608 pensioners
under the above schemes. An
amount of ‘178.44 crore have
been spent upto 31.12.2017
against the budget provision of
‘ 225.98 crore.
Widow /Deserted! Ekal Nari
Pension: The Widowl
Deserted/ Ekal Nari Pension
‘70O per month is being
provided to those Widowl
Desertedl Ekal Nari ladies
above 45 years of age whose
annual income does not exceed
‘35,000 per year. During current
financial year 2017-18 there is a
target of 80,688 pensioners.
Under the above scheme, an
amount of 76.45 crore have
been spent upto 31.12.2017
against the budget provision of‘
120.54 crore.
Rehabilitation allowance to
Lepers: Rehabilitation
allowance to leprosy ‘700 per
month is being provided to the
patient of leprosy who have
been identified by the Health
Department irrespective of their
age and annual income. During
current financial year 2017-18
there is a target of 1,482
pensioners under the above
scheme. An amount of 75.79
lakh have been spent upto
31.12.2017 against the budget
provision of ‘1.23 crore.

Indira Gandhi National Old
Age Pension: (IGNOAP):
Indira Gandhi National Old Age
Pension is being provided to the
persons who have attained the
age 60 years or above and
belong to BPL household.
During current financial year
2017-18 there is a target of
94,120 pensioners under the
above scheme. An amount of
‘34.83 crore have been spent
upto 31.12.2017 against the
budget provision of ‘43.41
crore.
Indira Gandhi National Widow
Pension (IGNWP): Indira
Gandhi National Widow
Pension is being provided to the
widows between the age group
of 40 to 79 years and belongs to
BPL household. During current
financial year 2017-18 there is a
target of 22,020 pensioners
under the above scheme. An
amount of ‘7.72 crore have
been spent upto 31.12.2017
against the budget provision of
‘10.55 crore.
Indira Gandhi National
Special Ability Pension:
Indira Gandhi National Special
Ability Pension is being
provided to the special abled
persons between the age group
of 18 to 79 years having 80
percent of special ability and
belongs to BPL household.
During current financial year
2017-18 there is a target of 929
pensioners under the above
scheme. An amount of ‘34.88
Iakh have been spent up to
31.12.2017 against the budget
provision of ‘72.00 Iakh.
18.3 For all the above
Central Pension Schemes a sum of
‘200 per month to 60 years to 79
years of age and ‘500 per month to 80
years and above old age pensioners is
being provided under IGNOAPS by the
Government of India. Whereas under
IGNWPS and IGNDPS
an amount of \300 is being provided
by Government of India. However, the
remaining amount ‘500 per month to
below 80 years and ‘750 per month to
above 80 years pensioners under
IGNOAPS and ‘40O per month under
IGNWPS along with service charges
is being borne by the State
Government and the budget provision
for this purpose has been made under
State Old Age and State Widow
Pension Schemes, so that social
security pensions could be provided at
uniform rates to all the pensioners ‘7O0
per month below 80 years and ‘1,25O
per month to the pensioners 80 years
and above of age. Similarly under
IGNDPS, the State Government is
providing ‘950 per month per
pensioner along with the service
charges from its own resources, so
that all the 70 percent and above
special abled pensioners get pension
at the uniform rate of ‘1,25O per month.
The budget provision for this purpose
has been made under the State
Special Ability Relief Allowance
pension scheme.
Self Employment Scheme
18.4 The department is also
providing funds to the three
Corporations via; Himachal Pradesh
Minorities Finance and Development
Corporation, Himachal Pradesh

Backward Classes Finance and
Development Corporation and
Himachal Pradesh Scheduled Castes
and Scheduled Tribe Development
Corporation under the head
investment for the running of various
self employment schemes. There is a
budget provision of ‘9.50 crore for the
year 2017-18 and upto 31.12.2017, an
amount of ‘1.72 crore have been
released.
Welfare of Scheduled Castesl
Scheduled Tribes and Other
Backward Classes
18.5 Under this programme,
the important schemes implemented
during 2017-18 are as under:-
i) Award for Inter-caste Marriage:
For elimination of the practice of
untouchability with Scheduled
Castes and non Scheduled
Castes, the State Government
encourages inter-caste
marriages. Under this scheme,
an amount of ‘50,000 per couple
is given as incentive money. For
inter-caste marriages during
2017-18, a budget provision of
‘1.56 crore is kept for the purpose
and 219 couples have been
benefited with an amount of ‘1.21
crore upto 31.12.2017 against
the target of 302 couples.
ii) Housing Subsidy: Under this
scheme the members of
scheduled castes, scheduled
tribes and other backward
classes, minorities, person
with special ability, widow/
destitute/ single women are given
subsidy of \1,30,000 per family
for house construction purposes
and for house repair ‘25,000 to
those whose annual income does
not exceed from ‘35,000. During
the year 2017-18 an amount of
‘17.50 crore has been provided
in the budget and 1,346 persons
were benefited with an amount of
‘13.51 crore upto 31.12.2017.
Training and Proficiency in
Computer Applications and
Allied Activities: Under this
scheme computer training are
provided in the recognized
computer courses to candidates
belonging to BPL, SC, ST OBC,
Minorities, Special Ability, single
woman and widow or those
whose annual income is less than
‘2.00 lakh. The department bears
the training cost not exceeding
‘1,350 per month per candidate
and ‘1,5O0 for special abled
candidates balance cost if any is
borne by the candidate. During
the training a stipend of ‘1,000
per month is being provided and
‘1,2O0 per month is being
provided for special abled
candidates. After completion of
the training, the candidates are
placed for six months in the
organization! offices, so as to
gain proficiency in computer
applications. During the period of
placement ‘1,500 per month per
candidate is being provided and
‘1,8O0 per month per candidate
for special abled students is
being provided. During the year,
2017-18, budget provision of
‘4.54 crore is kept out of which an
amount of ‘1.98 crore has been
spent upto 31.12.2017 and 1,905
trainees were benefited against
the target of 2,998 trainees.

Follow up Programme: Under
this scheme, ‘1,300 per
beneficiary is being provided for
purchase of tools for carpentry,
weaving and leather works and
‘1,80O for purchase of, sewing
machine to scheduled castes,
scheduled tribes and other
backward classes whose annual
income does not exceed from
\35,000 per annum. For the year
2017-18 a budget provision of
\1.36 crore was made under this
scheme out of which an amount
of ‘88.4O lakh was spent
benefiting 4,784 persons upto
31.12.2017 against 7,527
beneficiaries.
Compensation to Victims of
Atrocities on Scheduled
Castes! Scheduled Tribes
Families under SCslSTs (POA)
Act-1989: Under the rules of the
above Act monetary relief is
granted to those scheduled
castes, scheduled tribes families
who become victims of atrocities
committed by the member of
other communities due to caste
consideration, relief amounting to
‘1.00 lakh to ‘8.25 lakh is
provided to the victims of atrocity,
which depends upon the nature
of atrocity. During the year
2017-18 against the budget
provision of ‘50.00 lakh an
amount of ‘20.6O lakh was spent
upto 31.12.2017, under this
scheme thereby benefiting 24
persons.
Welfare of Specially abled
8 6 Department is
implementing Comprehensive
Integrated Scheme named “ASEEM“
(A Scheme for Enabling, Empowering
and Mainstreaming of the Specially
Abled) for persons with special abilities
launched during the year in the month
of May, 2017. The components of the
scheme along with financial and
physical achievement upto 31.12.2017
is as under:-
i) Specially Abled Scholarship
This Scheme is applicable to all
categories of special abled
students including hearing
impaired persons having special
ability of 40 percent or above
without considering there family
income. The rate of scholarship
varies from ‘500-1,750 per
month for day scholars and
\1,500-3,000 per month for
boarders. Against the budget
provision of ‘108.00 lakh upto
31.12.2017 an amount of ‘82.67
lakh has been spent and
benefited 932 students.
ii) Marriage Grant to Individuals
Marrying Persons with
Special Abilities: To
encourage able bodied young
men or girls to marry the special
abled boy or girl having not less
than 40 percent special ability
and who have attained the
Marriageable age, if both are
special abled, marriage grant of
‘25,000 to those who are
special abled with 40 to 69
percent and ‘50,000 to those
who are special abled with more
than 70 percent is provided by
the State Government. Against
the budget provision of ‘36.00
lakh an amount of ‘19.66 lakh
has been spent upto
31.12.2017, there by benefiting
128 persons.

Awareness Generation and
Orientation: Provision has
been made to organize block
and district level composite
camps for representative of
NGOs working for persons with
special abilities, SHGs and
representative of PRIs at grass
root level. In these camps
medical certificates, aids and
applications are provided to
persons with special abilities. A
part from this all the schemes
being run for persons with
special abilities are publicized in
these camps. There is a budget
provision of ‘7.00 lakh for the
year 2017-18 and upto
31.12.2017 under the scheme
‘7.00 lakh has been spent.
iv) Self Employment: Special
abled persons having special
ability of 40 percent and above
are provided loans by the
Himachal Pradesh Minorities
Finance and Development
Corporation for setting up small
ventures. SCs/ OBCs and
Minority Affairs Department
provides subsidy on projects
sanctioned by H.P. Minorities
Finance and Development
Corporation upto ‘10,000 or 20
percent of the project cost
(whichever is less). During
2017-18 upto 31.12.2017, loans
amounting to ‘1.65 crore has
been released by the Himachal
Pradesh Minorities Finance and
Development Corporation to the
36 persons with special ability.
Proposal of subsidy is awaited
from Minority Corporation.
Skill Enrichment: Vocational
rehabilitation training to PWDs
through selected ITIs is
provided in identified trades.
Training is free of cost and
vi)
vii)
stipend ‘1,000 per month is paid
by the department. Budget
provision of ‘10.00 lakh has
been provided under the
scheme. During the current
financial year, 45 special abled
children have been sponsored
for training. Proposal is awaited
from Technical Education.
Scheme of Awards: Provision
of incentives to best performing
special abled individuals and
private employers providing
employment to maximum
special abled in their
organization has been made.
Best performing individuals are
to be given cash award of
‘10,000 each. Best private
employer is to be provided cash
incentive of ‘5,000.
Institutions of Children with
Special Needs: Two institutions
at Dhalli and Sundernagar have
been set up in the State for
providing education and
vocational rehabilitation
services to visually and hearing
impaired children. In the
“Institution for Children with
Special Abilities” Sundernagar
14 Visually and 98 Hearing
impaired girls have been
enrolled. Besides, 8 Visually
Impaired and 3 Hearing
Impaired Girls are taking
training in special ITI in
Sundernagar. To whom all
boarding, lodging and medical
facilities are being provided by
the department. For running
and maintenance of this
Institution against the budget
provision of ‘58.52 lakh an
expenditure of ‘ 41.25 lakh has
been incurred upto 31.12.2017.
Besides this, an amount of

vm)
75.06 lakh has been provided
to DWO Mandi for running and
Maintenance of ICSA
Sundernagar under ICPS. For
the institution run by the
HPCCW at Dhalli (Shimla) and
Dari (Kangra) school an amount
of ‘47.35 lakh has been
released by the department
against the budget provision of
‘80.00 lakh. In addition to this,
State Government is providing
grant and free boarding, lodging
and medical facilities to the
inmates of the Prem Ashram
Una, Astha Welfare Society,
Nahan, Paradise Children care
Centre, Chuwari, Adrash
Education Society Kalath, Kullu
and Udaan Respite care Centre,
New Shimla to meet out
expenditure on boarding,
lodging and education of 50
mentally retarded children and
20 mentally retarded male adult,
30 mentally retarded adult male
and female (10 female and 20
male), 60 mentally retarded
adult females and 15 mentally
retarded children has been
provided ‘4,50O per inmate, per
month respectively. A budget
provision of ‘125.00 lakh have
been provided and an amount
of ‘33.66 lakh has been spent
upto 31.12.2017.
Sepcial ability Rehabilitation
Centres (DRCs): Two Special
ability Rehabilitation Centres
have been set up at Hamirpur
and Dharamshala under
NPRPD. These centres are
being run through DRDA
Hamirpur and Indian Red Cross
Society, Dharamshala
respectively. During the year
2017-18 an amount of ‘15.00
lakh has been provided under
the scheme.
Sheduled Caste Sub-Plan:
18.7 The Scheduled Castes in
this Pradesh are not concentrated into
specific regions but are widely
dispersed and would be benefited
equally as rest of the population.
Accordingly, approach to economic
development in the case of Scheduled
Castes Sub-Plan is not area based as
the case with the Tribal Sub-Plan. The
district of Bilaspur, Kullu, Mandi,
Solan, Shimla and Sirmaur are the
predominantly Scheduled Castes
population districts where Scheduled
Castes concentration is above the
State average. These six districts
taken together account for 61.09
percent of the Scheduled Castes
population in the state.
18.8 For making Scheduled
Castes Sub-Plan need based and
effective the Single Line System for
Plan formulation and monitoring has
been introduced whereby funds are
allocated to each district based on
fixed parameters which are
non-divertible from one district to
another district and plans are prepared
at district level for each district under
the supervision of the Deputy
Commissioner and in consultation with
the Heads of the Districtsl Regional
Offices of the implementing
department.
18.9 The various programmes
for the welfare of Scheduled Castes
are being implemented effectively.
Although the Scheduled Castes
communities are deriving benefits
under the normal Plan as well as Tribal
Sub-Plan, yet in order to provide
special coverage under individual
beneficiary programmes and
development of infrastructure in
Scheduled Castes concentrated

villages, 25.19 percent of the total
State Plan allocation is earmarked for
Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan. The main
emphasis of the State Government is
to identify more and more realistic
schemes, which may generate
sizeable income and employment for
the Scheduled Castes families.
18.10 A separate Sub Major
Head “789” has been created for
Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan and a
separate demand (Demand No. 32)
has also been created. Such an
arrangement is very helpful in diverting
funds from one scheme to another in
the same major head and from one
major head to another to ensure 100
percent expenditure under SCSP.
During the year 2017-18 a sum of
‘1,435.83 crore are being spent under
Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan for the
welfare of Scheduled Castes in the
state and ‘1,586.97 crore has been
proposed for the year 2018-19.
18.11 The District Level Review
and Implementation Committee has
been constituted at district level under
the Chairmanship of Minister of the
district and Deputy Commissioner as
its Vice-Chairman. The Chairman of
the Zila Parishad and all the
Chairpersons of BDCs alongwith other
prominent local persons have been
nominated as non-official members
and all district level officers concerned
with SCSP as official members to
review, formulation and
implementation of Scheduled Castes
Sub-Plan. The Chief Secretary to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh
holds quarterly review meeting with the
Administrative Secretaries at the State
level. Besides this, a High Powered
Coordination and Review Committee
has been constituted under the
Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief
Minister, which also review the
performance of Scheduled Castes
Sub-Plan once in a year.
Point No. 10(a) of 20 Point
Programme
18.12 There are 95,772 SC
families in the State who have been
found to be living below poverty line
according to the survey conducted by
the Rural Development department
during the year 2007. During the year
2016-17, 47,633 SC families were
benefitted against the target of 37,846
SC families. For the year 2017-18
there is a target of 2,038 families has
been proposed in addition to this Post
Metric Scholarship is to be provided to
SC students under the non targeted
scheme.
CHILD WELFARE
18.13
a) Mukhymantri Bal Udhar Yojna
State Government is
implementing Mukhya Mantri
Bal Udhar Yojna in the State.
The scheme is providing free
boarding, lodging, clothing,
medical, career counselling and
educational facilities to the
children in need of care,
protection and rehabilitation.
The Expenditure on getting
higher education (vocational
and academic) from any
Government run institution
within the country, even after
the children who have left the
Children Homes, is also borne
by the State Government.
Benefit of the scheme is
extended to all children staying
in Governmentl NGOs run
Children Homes registered
under Juvenile Justice Act,
2015. Presently, 40 Children
Homes/ 2 Observation Home-
cum-Special, Home cum place
of safety are being run in the
State. Presently, 1,484 children

are living in these homes.
Under the scheme, during
current financial year, against
the budget provision of ‘10.11
crore, an expenditure of ‘9.08
crore has been incurred upto
December, 2017.
BaIlBaIika Surksha Yojna and
Foster Care Programme
Bal/ Balika Suraksha Yojna and
Foster Care Programme are
being implemented in the State
with a view to look after and
maintain the orphan/ helpless
children in congenial family
environment. Bal Balika
Suraksha Yojnal Foster Care
Programme an amount of
‘2,300 per child per month is
sanctioned. Out of which ‘2,000
are sanctioned in favour of
foster parents and ‘30O per
child per month, on account of
additional assistance from the
State Government, are
sanctioned in favour of child
which are deposited in her/ his
bank account or post office
account to be matured and
drawn by the child after
attaining the age of 18 years.
Under these schemes, during
current financial year, against
the budget provision of
‘1.88 crore, an expenditure of
‘1.09 crore has been incurred
upto December, 2017.
Integrated Child Protection
Scheme
Integrated Child Protection
Scheme is to contribute for the
improvement in the well being of
children in difficult
circumstances, as well as to the
reduction of vulnerability to
situations and actions that lead
to abuse neglect exploitation,
abandonment and separation
children from parents. Three
shelters have been set up at
Baldeyan(Shimla),Solan and
Dharamshala for providing
temporary shelter to the
children. Further, for
implementation of JJ Act in all
Districts, Juvenile Justice
Boards, Child Welfare
Committees and District Level
Advisory Boards have been set
up in the State. Child Protection
Units have been set up in the all
the districts. Childline service
bearing phone no. 1098 have
been set up in the seven
districts i.e. Shimla, Kullu,
Kangra, Solan, Mandi, Chamba
and Sirmaur under the scheme.
To promote adoption of
children, State Adoption Agency
has been set up. During the
current financial year the total
allocation of budget from centre
is ‘18.47 crore and state share
is ‘1.38 crore out of which
‘14.45 crore has been incurred
upto 31.12.2017.
Integrated Child Development
Services
Integrated Child Development
Services” (ICDS) programme, is
being implemented in all
Developmental Blocks of the
State through 78 ICDS projects.
Services are being provided to
children and pregnantl lactating
mothers through 18,386
Anganwari Centres and 539 Mini
Anganwari Centres in the State.
The department is providing
Supplementary Nutrition,
Nutrition and Health Education,
Immunization, Health check-ups
Referral Services and Non
Formal Pre-School Education is
being implemented on 90:10
(Centre:State) basis. There is a

budget provision of ‘21,723.00
lakh for the year 2017-18, out of
which State Share is ‘2,172.00
lakh and Central Share is
‘19,551.00 lakh, an amount of
43,236.66 lakh has been spent
upto December, 2017 out of
which State Share is ‘874.69
lakh and Centre Share is
‘12,361.96 lakh. Monthly
honorarium of ‘3,000, ‘1,5OO and
2,250 has been fixed by the
Government of India for
Anganwari Workers, Helpers and
Mini Anganwari Workers
respectively. 10 percent of the
honorarium is borne by the State
Government and 90 percent by
the Centre Government. State
Government is also paying
‘1,450, ‘600 and ‘750 per month
to Anganwari Worker, Anganwari
Helper and Mini Anganwari
Worker per month in addition to
its 10 percent share.
Supplementary Nutrition
Programme
Under this programme,
supplementary nutrition is
provided in Anganwari Centres
to children, pregnant! lactating
mothers and BPL adolescent
girls. The nutrition is provided
for 300 days in a year. Rates
has been fixed (per beneficiary
per day) children ‘6, pregnantl
lactating woman ‘7, adolescent
girls ‘5 and severely mal-
nourished children ‘9.
Expenditure under this
programme is borne by the
Central and State Governments
on 90:10 basis. During the
current financial year, there is a
budget provision as State share
of ‘6.80 crore and ‘61.21 crore
have been received as Grant-in-
aid from Government of India
and upto December, 2017, ‘5.10
crore State share and 39.08
crore central share have been
utilized under this scheme.
4,44,738 children and 99,452
pregnant! lactating mothers
have been benefited.
WOMEN WELFARE
18.14 Various schemes are
being implemented for the welfare of
women in the Pradesh. The major
schemes are as under:-
a) Woman State Home
Mashobra: The main purpose
of the scheme is to provide free
shelter, food, clothing,
education health and
medicines, counselling and
vocational training to the young
girls, widows, deserted,
destitute and women who are in
moral danger. At present 27
inmates are living in State
Home, Mashobra. For
rehabilitation of such women
after leaving State Home,
financial assistance upto
‘20,000 per woman is provided.
In case of marriage, assistance
of ‘51,000 also provided to
women. Against the budget
provision of 215.94 lakh during
the financial year upto
December,2017 an amount of
‘37.43 lakh has been spent on
running/ maintenance of State
Home.
b) Mukhya Mantri Kanyadaan
Yojna: Under this programme
marriage grant of ‘40,000 is
being given to the guardians of

the destitute girls for their
marriages provided their annual
income does not exceed
‘35,000. During 2017-18, a
budget provision of ‘482.05 lakh
has been kept for this purpose
out of which an amount of
‘270.75 lakh has been spent
and 691 beneficiaries were
covered upto December, 2017.
) Self Employment assistance for
Women: Under this scheme
‘5,000 are provided to the
women having annual income
less than ‘35,000 for carrying
income generating activities. A
budget provision of ‘8.02 lakh
has been made. 81 women have
been benefited under the
scheme and an amount of ‘4.05
lakh has been spent upto
December, 2017.
Widow Re-marriage Scheme:
The main objective of the
scheme is to help in
rehabilitation of widow after
re-marriage. Under this scheme
an amount of ‘50,000 as grant,
is provided to the couple. During
the year 2017-18, a budget
provision of ‘ 93.90 lakh is kept
under this scheme against which
‘38.00 lakh has been given to 76
such couples upto December,
2017.
Mother Teressa Asahay Matri
Sambal Yojna: The aim of this
scheme is to provide assistance
of ‘3,000 per child per annum to
the destitute women belonging to
the BPL families or having
income less than ‘ 35,000 for the
maintenance of their children till
they attain the age of 18 years.
The assistance will be provided
only for two children. Budgetary
Provision for this scheme for the
year 2017-18 is ‘9.00 crore, out
of which ‘4.10 crore has been
utilized upto December,2017 and
16,521 children have been
benefited.
Mata Shabri Mahila
Sashaktikaran Yojna: Main
objective of this scheme is to
provide relief from drudgery to
women belonging to BPL
families or those SC/ ST
families whose annual income is
less than ‘35,000 by providing
gas connections. Under the
scheme, 50 percent subsidy,
subject to a maximum of ‘1,3O0
is given to eligible women for
purchase of gas connection. As
per schematic norms every year
75, SCI ST women in each
assembly constituency should
be benefited and total 5,100
women in the State are
benefited. For the year 2017-18
there is a budget provision of
‘66.00 lakh. Expenditure nil due
to non availability of
beneficiaries.
Vishesh Mahila Utthan Yojna:
State Government has started
Vishesh Mahila Utthan Yojna as
100 percent State Plan Scheme
for training and rehabilitation of
women in moral danger in the
State. There is a provision to
provide stipend ‘3,000 per
month per trainee, training cost
‘25 per trainee per hour and test
fee ‘800 per trainee through the
department of Women and
Child Development. In the
current year, there is a budget
provision of ‘1.21 crore out of

which an amount of ‘39.49 lakh
has been spent upto December,
2017.
Financial Assistance and
Support Services to Victims
of Rape Scheme 2012: This
scheme has been notified on
22.09.2012 as 100 percent
State Plan Scheme. The
scheme aims to provide
financial assistance and support
services such as counselling,
medical aid, legal assistance,
education and vocational
training depending upon the
needs of rape victims. An
affected woman shall be entitled
to financial assistance and
restorative support/ sen/ices
adding upto a maximum amount
of 75,000. Additional
assistance of ‘25,000 can also
be given in special cases i.e. in
case of rape of minors. During
the current financial year
2017-18, there is a budget
provision of ‘1.29 crore out of
which an amount of ‘64.50 lakh
has been spent upto
December, 2017.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
scheme: This scheme has
been launched on 22.01.2015 in
100 districts of India including
Una district of Himachal
Pradesh. In the year 2016-17
the scheme has been started in
Kangra and Hamirpur districts of
Himachal Pradesh with the
objective of preventing gender
biased sex selective elimination,
ensuring survival, protection
and education of the girl child.
This scheme is an initiative to
arrest and reverse the trend of
an adverse and declining child
sex ratio. Through this process,
efforts are made to create
awareness among masses
about the adverse effects of
declining sex ratio. In Una
district last two and half years
there is an improvement in Child
Sex Ratio.
Beti Hai Anmol Yojna
18.15 With a view to change
negative family and community attitude
towards the girl child at birth and to
improve enrolment and retention of girl
children in schools, Beti Hai Anmol
scheme is being implemented in the
State w.e.f. 05.07.2010. Under this
scheme Post Birth Grant of ‘10,000 is
provided to two girls by way depositing
in bankl post office only belonging to
BPL families and scholarships are
provided from 15’ class to graduation
level for their education. The State
Government has increased the
scholarship rates w.e.f. 23.07.2015.
New rates of scholarships ranging from
‘450 to ‘5,000 per annum. For the year
2017-18 there is a budget provision of
‘999.00 lakh, and an amount of ‘653.00
lakh has been spent upto 31.12. 2017
and 16,908 girls have been benefited.
Kishori Shakti Yojna
18.16 Kishori Shakti Yojna
(KSY) is a central sponsored scheme
for empowerment of the Adolescent
Girls (AGs) in the age group of 11-18
years. The main objectives of the
scheme are to improve their nutrition
and health status, spread awareness
among them about health, hygiene,
nutrition, Adolescent Reproductive and
Sexual Health (ARSH) and family and
child care, upgrade their home – based
skills, life skills and vocational skills.
The scheme was 100 percent central
sponsored scheme upto financial year
2014-15 which has been revised to
90:10 between the centre and the State

from financial year 2015-16. The
scheme is functioning in 8 Districts of
the State viz. Shimla, Sirmaur, Kinnaur,
Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Una and
Lahaul-Spiti. As per schematic norms
there is a provision of ‘1.10 lakh per
project per annum under non nutrition
component of the scheme. During the
current financial year ‘17.12 lakh have
been utilized upto December,2017.
Nutrition was provided to 36,581
adolescent girls in 8 KSY Districts ‘5.00
per adolescent girls per day upto 3″’
quarter of 2017-18. On 25.11.2017
Ministry of Women and Child
Development, Government of India has
limited the Kishori Shakti Yojna to out
of school girls in the age group of
11-14 years and its phasing out with
expansion of the scheme for
adolescent girls. Scheme for
adolescent girls (SAG) has been
extended in Shimla and Hamirpur
district replacing Kishori Shakti Yojna
on 08.12.2017. Thus, Kishori Shakti
Yojna will be operational in six Districts
of Himachal Pradesh. Nutrition rates
have also been revised by Government
of India from ‘5.00 to ‘9.50 per day per
Adolescent Girl.
Scheme for Empowerment of
Adolescent Girls (SAG)
18.17 Scheme for Adolescent
Girls (SAG) is a central sponsored
scheme for empowerment of the
Adolescent Girls (11-18 years). The
main objectives of the scheme are to
improve their nutrition and health
status, spread awareness among them
about health, hygiene, nutrition
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual
Health (ARSH) and family and child
care, upgrade their home- based skills,
life skills and vocational skills. The cost
sharing ratio of nutrition component of
the scheme was 50:50 and
non-nutrition component was 100
percent central share upto financial
year 2014-15 which has now been
revised to 90:10 between the Centre
and the State from financial year
2015-16. The scheme is functioning in
4 Districts of the State viz. Solan, Kullu,
Kangra and Chamba. Nutrition and
Non Nutrition are two major
components of the scheme. Under Non
Nutrition component there is a
provision of ‘3.80 lakh per project per
annum. Under Nutrition component
Supplementary Nutrition ‘5 per day per
Adolescent Girl was provided. Under
non-nutrition component during the
year 2017-18, total available amount
‘86.88 lakh and an amount of ‘27.32
lakh has been utilized. Under nutrition
component during 2017-18 total
available amount ‘507.8O lakh and an
amount of ‘382.91 lakh has been
utilized upto December, 2017. During
the current financial year upto
31.12.2017, the coverage of
beneficiaries under various
non-nutrition component are as,
supplementary nutrition 1,01 ,256,
health and nutrition education
to 1,01,725, life skill education to
8,400, guidance on accessing public
services to 4,055 and vocational
training to 402 Adolescent Girls.
Maternity Benefit Programme:
(named as Pradhan Mantri Matri
Vandana Yojna)
18.18 Maternity Benefit
Programme was being implemented in
Hamirpur district on pilot basis. Main
objective of the scheme was to
improve the health and nutrition status
of pregnant and lactating women of 19
years and above and their young
infants. The scheme was also aims to
provide partial compensation for the
wages loss so that the women are not
under compulsion to work till the last

stage of pregnancy. This scheme was
implemented on 90:10 ratio between
Centre and State. Under this scheme
monetary assistance of ‘6,000 per
beneficiary was provided in two
instalments i.e. first instalment during
last trimester of pregnancy and second
after three months of delivery. Total
amount of ‘49.64 lakh has been
utilized upto 31.05.2017. The scheme
has been replaced by Pradhan Mantri
Matri Vandana Yojna (PMMVY) and
extended to all districts of the State.
The scheme is effective from
01.01.2017. Main objectives of the
scheme are:
i) Providing partial compensation
for the wage loss in terms of
cash incentives so that the
women can take adequate rest
before and after delivery of the
first living child.
ii) The cash incentive provided
would lead to improved health
seeking behaviour amongst the
pregnant women and lactating
mothers.
Under PMMVY, a cash incentive
of‘ 5,000 would be provided directly in
the account of Pregnant Women and
Lactating Mothers for first living child
subject to fulfilling specific conditions
relating to maternal and child health.
One Stop Centre
18.19 One Stop Centre is a
Central Sponsored Scheme. The main
objective of the scheme are to provide
integrated support and assistance to
women affected by violence, both in
private and public spaces under one
roof; and to facilitate immediate,
emergency and non-emergency access
to a range of services including
medical, legal, psychological and
counselling support under one roof to
fight against any forms of violence
against women. In Himachal Pradesh
One Stop Centre has been setup at
Solan on 26.09.2017 in the premises of
Red Cross Building, Zonal Hospital
Solan. There is a budgetary provision
of ‘30.01 lakh under recurring and
‘13.41 lakh under Non-recurring
component. Upto December,2017 an
amount of ‘15.00 lakh has been spent
and total 12 women have been
facilitated under One Stop Centre.

19. RURAL DEVELOPMENT
RURAL DEVELOPMENT
19.1 The main objective of the
Rural Development Department is to
implement the poverty alleviation,
employment generation and area
development programmes in the rural
areas of the State. The following State
and Centrally sponsored developmental
schemes and programmes are being
implemented in the state.
NATIONAL RURAL LIVELIHOOD
MISSION (NRLM)
19.2 The Swarnjayanti Gram
Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) has been
replaced by the National Rural
Livelihood Mission (NRLM) w.e.f
01.04.2013 which is being
implemented in a phased manner in 12
blocksl districts of the State. The
identified Blocks are Kandaghat,
Basantpur, Mandi Sadar, Nurpur Haroli,
Ghumarwin, Tissa, Bhoranj, Nichar,
Kullu, Lahaul at Kelong and Ponta Sahib
as pilot blocks in First Phase. Apart from
above under NRLM for generation of
Self Employment activities like Credit
mobilization formation of women SHGs,
Capacity Building and Institution
Buildings are proposed for
implementation. For the current financial
year annual action plan for ‘11.04 crore
has been approved by the Government
of India for implementation of NRLM
activities. Total 3,280 women SHGs are
proposed for assistance by providing
credit of ‘40.00 crore.
Under NRLM 4 Districts viz.
Shimla, Mandi Kangra and Una have
been undenaken for the implementation
of additional interest subvention
where interest applicable on credit
disbursed to Women Self Help Group
(WSHG) would be 4 percent and in rest
of the 8 Districts rate of interest on credit
mobilization has been fixed 7percent
per annum. But the aforesaid interest
rates would be applicable only to those
WSHGs who are prompt in repayment
of loans within the fixed timeline.
The district-wise Physical and
Financial targets and Achievement
made under NRLM up to 31.12.2017 is
as under:-
Table 19.1
Financial
(\ In lakh)
District Physical (SHG
Bank Linkage
Target
of SHG
Achieve
ment
Credit ‘
Target
Credit
Mobilized
Bilaspur
Chamba
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kinnaur
Kullu
L&Spiti
Mandi
Shimla
Sirmaur
Solan
Una
160
370
245
650
60
120
45
550
480
190
200
210
56
62
95
221
0
109
4
382
217
37
51
137
185
430
300
800
80
150
60
650
580
245
250
270
128.45
110..10
143.95
514.27
0.00
122.50
8.00
581.75
483.80
86.97
150.25
254.99
H.P.
3280
1371
4000
2585.03
Credit Mobilization target as per
portal is ‘34.00 crore against
which ‘28.42 crore has been
achieved till date. The districts
have been conveyed target of
‘40.00 crore so that original target
of portal is achieved in full.
Deen Dyal Upadhaya-Gramin Kaushal
Yojna(DDU-GKY)
19.3 Aajeevika Skills is the skill and
placement initiative of the Ministry of
Rural Development, Government of

India (MoRD). It evolved out of the need
to diversify incomes of the rural poor
and to cater the occupational aspirations
of their youth. Aajeevika skills has its
origins in the special projects
component of the swarnajayanti Gram
Swarozgar yojana (SGSY). Besides
helping to reduce poverty, it rides on the
hopes and aspirations for a better
quality of life in large sections of the
rural poor. This can result in a
“demographic dividend” for India if the
capabilities of the youth are also
developed.
Selection and registration of
PIAs process
19.4 As per guidelines issued
by the Government of India the PIAs
have to get themselves registered online
with Government of India wherein
selection itself is inbuilt. Prior to 2016-17
the State of Himachal Pradesh was
yearly Plan State and none of the
projects has been sanctioned by the
Government of India as YP State for
Himachal Pradesh. During the year
2016-17 the Government of India has
declared the Himachal Pradesj as AAP
State and the action plan 2017-19 (for 3
years) was submitted to Government of
India on 13.07.2016 with a target of
15,000 youth to be trained with in a
period of 3 year in different trades based
on demand and market for which details
are as under:-
Target of youth to be Trained
Financial Training Duration Total
Year Type Target
2017-19 Residential Short duration 7350
courses
Long duration 3150
courses
Total 10500
Non Short duration 3150
Residential courses
Long duration 1350
courses
Total 4500
Grand Total 15000
Trades
19.5 The trades like Green Skills,
Health Care, Automotive, Electronics,
Banking Retail, Hospitality, Life Science,
Constructions, Food Processing, ICT,
Travel and Tourism, Iron Steel are
under the scheme. Total cost of plan is
‘133.6O crore and the PIAs will have
give assured wage employment to at
least 75 percent of total trained rural
poor youth. The plan has finally been
approved by the GOI on 18.07.2016.
The HPSRLM has engaged HPKVN as
TSA and the TSA has completed the
screening task of 50 proposals received
in HPSRLM. Now the proposals which
have gone through and passed the
screening were placed before the
PACDDU-GKY is a Flagship
Programme under NRLM. The main
focus of this scheme is to train rural
youth between age limit of 15-35 years,
so that they can get minimum monthly
wage. Presently there are 12 PIA
working in H.P. These PIAS will train
10,400 rural youth by 2019. Total Centre
to be opened 35 and operational centre
9 in Himachal Pradesh.
Watershed Development
Programme
19.6 With the objectives to
develop wastelandsl degraded lands,
drought prone and desert area the
department is implementing Integrated
Wasteland Development Programme
(IWDP), Draught Prone Area Programme
(DPAP) and Desert Development
Programme (DDP) and Integrated
Watershed Management Programme
(IWMP) in the state as per guidelines of

Government of India. Since inception of
the programme, Government of India,
Ministry of Rural Development has
sanctioned 67 projects (869 Micro
Watersheds) with a total cost of ‘254.12
crore for the treatment of 4,52,311
hectare of land under IWDP, 412 Micro
Watersheds with a total cost of ‘116.50
crore for the treatment of 2,05,833
hectare of land under DPAP and 552
Micro Watersheds Projects with a cost of
‘159.20 crore for the treatment of
2,36,77O hectare of land under DDP. The
expenditure under IWDP is ‘245.44
crore, DPAP is \114.19 crore and under
DDP is ‘112.40 crore upto March, 2017.
Under Integrated Watershed
Management Progamme (IWMP) now
PMKSY(WDC) the Government of India
has sanctioned 163 projects w.e.f.
2009-10 to 2014-15 with a total cost of
‘1,259.96 crore for treatment of 8,39,972
hectare rainfed area in all districts of the
State and funds to the tune of ‘283.59
crore (i.e 90 percent Gol and 10 percent
State Government) has been released to
the concerned districts out of which
‘258.83 crore has been utilized by
treating 1,16,173 hectare .up to
December, 2017.
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana
Gramin (PMAY-G)
19.7 The PMAY-G aims to
provide a pucca house with basic
amenities to all houseless households
and households living in kutcha and
dilapidated house by 2022. The
minimum unit size enhanced from the
existing 20 Sq. mt. to 25 Sq. mt.
including a dedicated area for hygienic
cooking. The unit assistance has also
been increased from ‘75,000 to ‘1.3O
lakh in hilly states and difficult areas.
The cost of unit (house) is to be shared
between central and state government
in the ratio of 90:10 for hilly states. The
identification of beneficiaries is to be
done using SECC-2011 data. The total
financial allocation for the state during
current financial year 2017-18 is for
‘3,394.87 lakh out of which central
allocation is of 8,055.39 lakh and state
allocation is for 339.49 lakh. There is a
physical target of 2,511 houses for the
state during current financial year. As on
12.01.2018 a total of 1,535 beneficiaries
have been registered on MIS.
State Rural Housing Schemes
19.8 Under mentioned all
housing schemes are run by State
Government.
i) Rajiv Awaas Yojana
Rajiv Awaas Yojana (RAY) is
being implemented on the
analogy of PMAY(G). The unit
cost under this scheme from
current financial year 2017-18
has also been hiked on an
amount of ‘1.30 lakh on the
analogy of PMAY(G). The State
Government keeping in view the
wider interest of the people of the
State has fixed the base of BPL
survey 2003 for identification and
selection of beneficiaries under
this scheme. There is a provision
of ‘11.00 crore available under
the scheme with which 846
houses are being constructed in
the State during current financial
year 2017-18.

ii) Mukhaya Mantri Awaas
Yojana (MMAY)
The State Government has
announced this scheme in the
budget of 2016-17. The objective
of the scheme is to provide
financial assistance for
construction of the houses of
General category BPLs in the
State. There is a budget provision
of ‘30.00 crore with which 2,307
houses of general category BPLs
are being constructed during
current financial year. The unit
cost has also been enhanced to
‘1.30 lakh under this scheme on
the analogy of PMAY(G).
m) Rajiv Awaas Repair Yojana
(RARY)
This scheme was also for
general category BPLs during
2015-16 and 2016-17 for repair of
their house. Under the scheme
financial assistance of ‘25,000
per unit is being provided to the
beneficiaries belonging to all
categories during financial year
2017-18. There is a budget
provision of ‘3.00 crore with
which 1200 houses pertaining to
all Categories are being repaired
during current financial year
2017-18.
Saansad Adrash Gram Yojana
(SAGY)
19.9 The main objective of the
SAGY is to trigger processes which
leads to holistic development of the
identified Gram Panchayats. To improve
the standard of living and quality of life
of all sections of the population through
improved basic amenities, higher
productivity, enhanced human
development better livelihood
opportunities reduced disparities,
access to rights and entitlements wider
social mobilization and enriched social
capital. In Himachal Pradesh, all the
MPs have chosen the Gram Panchayats
in the first phase and three MPs in
second phase, the detail of which is
given below.
Name of
Hon’b|e
M.P.
Sh. ISm!
Name of Name of
village/GP Dev
Selected Block
under
SAGY
District Parlia-
mantary
constitu-
ency
Shanta
Kumar
Anurag
Thakur
Ram
Swaroop
Sharrna
Virender
Kashyap
Bimla
Kashyap
Viplove
Thakur
J.P
Nada
Anurag
Thakur
Virender
Kashyap
J.P Nada
Parchhod Bhatiyat
Dehlan
Lower
Manali
Una
Naggar
Jagjitnagar Dharampr
Thari
Musroor
Deoli
Anukala
Puruwala
Dehar
Mashobra
Dehra
Gopipur
Bilaspur
Sadar
Hamirpur
Paonta
Sahib
Sunder
Nagar
Chamba Kangra
(1“ phase)
Una Halrnirpur
(15 phase)
Kullu Mgndi
(1 phase)
Solan Shimla
(1″ phase)
Shimla Rajaya
Sabha
Seat
(1 S‘ phase)
Kangra -do-
Bilaspur -do-
Hamirpur Hamirpur
S’ ‘§;*Pra*>
irmaur |rn a
(2″: phase)
Mandi (2″ phase)
Rurban Mission:
19.10 The Shyama Prasad
Mukherji Rurban Mission is also a
Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Under
the lst and 2“d phase 3 clusters of
Hinner in Kandaghat Block, Sangla in
Kalpa block and Aut in Mandi Sadar
were allocated to the State. Under this
scheme the Government of India,
Ministry of Rural Development has

sanctioned ‘5,142.08 crore to the State
out of which the State has received
‘22.50 crore under CGF as 15′ and 2’“
installment. The entire amount has been
released to the concerned districts for
execution of works.
Under 3″’ phase 3 more
Clusters have been allocated to the
State during 2017-18. These are
Moorang in Kinnaur District, Sihunta in
Chamba District and Ghannahatti in
Shimla District. The process of
preparation of lCAPs is underway in
these clusters. The purpose of the
scheme is to develop identified clusters
on the analogy of urban areas and is to
provide urban amenities in these areas.
Matri Shakti Bima Yojana
19.11 This scheme covers all
women living below the poverty line
within the age group of 10-75 years.
The policy provides relief to family
members/insured women in case of
their death or disablement arising due to
any kind of accident, surgical operations
like sterilization, mishap at the time of
child birth/delivery drowning, washing
away in floods, landslide, insect bite and
the scheme also gives benefit to married
women in case of accidental death of
her husband. The compensation amount
under the scheme has been hiked as
under from 1.04.2017:-
i) Death ‘2.00 lakh
ii) Permanent total disability ‘2.00 lakh.
m) Loss of one limb and one eyes or both
eyes and both limbs ‘2.00 lakh.
iv) Loss of one limb/one ear ‘1.00 lakh.
v) In case of death of husband
‘ 2.00 lakh.
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)
19.12 The Government of India
has launched the Swachh Bharat
Mission (Gramin) on 02.10.2014 to
achieve the goal of Swachh Bharat by
2019. The main objectives of the
programme are as under:-
i) Bring about an improvement in
the general quality of life in the
rural areas, by promoting
cleanliness hygiene and
eliminating open defecation.
ii) Accelerate sanitation coverage in
rural areas to achieve the vision
of Swachh Bharat by 02.10.2019.
m) Motivate communities and
panchayati Raj institutions to
adopt sustainable sanitation
practices and facilities through
awareness creation and health
education.
iv) Encourage cost effect and
appropriate technologies for
ecologically safe and sustainable
Sanitation.
v) Develop where required
community managed sanitation
system focusing on scientific
solid and liquid waste
management systems for overall
cleanliness in the rural areas.
The District-wise physical
progress under the Swachh Bharat

Mission-Gramin up to December, 2017
is as under:-
Sr. Name of Sanitation Solid and
No District Complex Liquid Waste
Management
oo~|o><;-,.><.»:m- \| o> A
oo>oooooooJ>ooco
Bilaspur 43
Chamba 10
Hamirpur 109
Kangra 8
Kinnaur 13
Kullu 62
L&S 7
Mandi 145
9 Shimla 43
10 Sirmaur 17
11 Solan 12
12 Una 44
Total 137 513
State Reward Schemes:-
Maharishi Valmiki Sampooran
Swachhata Puruskar (MVSSP)
19.13 Maharishi Valmiki
Sampooran Swachhta Purskaar was
started in the Year 2007-08. To boost
the Sanitation Campaign in
Himachal Pardesh a competition
based State Reward Scheme i.e.
Maharishi Valmiki Sampooran
Swachhta Purskaar is being
implemented Under which winner
ODF GPs (total 97 GPs) are
rewarded at the State level award
distribution function every year. The
incentive pattern under this scheme
is as under:-
1. Block level cleanest GP ‘1.00 lakh
2. District level cleanest GP ‘3.00 lakh
(2GP can get prize if district has
more than 300 GP).
3. Division level cleanestGP ‘5.00 lakh
4. State level cleanest GP ‘10.00 lakh
School Sanitation Reward
Scheme.
19.14 This scheme was
launched during the year 2008-2009 for
the cleanest Government Primary and
Middle Schools at District and Block
level. During the year 2011-12 High/
Higher Secondary schools have also
been included in competition criteria.
The prizes under the scheme are being
given during the Himachal Day function
on 15“‘ April every year. This reward
scheme recognizes those schools which
have demonstrated outstanding
achievement in school sanitation and
hygiene education and an amount of
‘88.20 lakh is given as reward money to
the winner schools under this scheme.
Incentive Pattern
Award | Level Prize | Incentive Pattern
5
Cleanest District 1 v Certificate of appreciation
Primary Prize
School
0 Cash Award or‘ 50000
Block 1“
Prize
v Certificate of appreciation
0 Cash Award of ‘ 20000
2″“ v Certificate of appreciation
P ‘ t
“Z8 0 Cash Award of 10000
Cleanest District 1*‘
Middle Prize
School
v Certificate of appreciation
0 Cash Award or‘ 50000
Block 1*‘
Prize
v Certificate of appreciation
v Cash Award of ‘Z0000
2″“ v Certificate of appreciation
Pnze 0 Cash Award of ‘ 10000

Cleanest District 1“
High/Sr. Prize
Sec.
3chO0| Block 15′
Prize
v Certificate of appreciation
v Cash Award of \. 50000
v Certificate of appreciation
0 Cash Award of ‘ 20000
2″“ v Certificate of appreciation
Pm 1 Cash Award of ‘ 10000
Mahila- Mandal Protsahan Yojna
19.15 Since Year 2008 Mahila
Mandal Protshahan Yojana a scheme to
award active Mahila Mandal has been
suitable restricted to incorporate the
aims and objectives of sanitation in their
ground level working. This scheme has
been totally linked with the sanitation
programme and a sum of ‘1.31 crore
has been allocated during the year
2017-18 to provide incentives to Mahila
Mandals who have performed good
work under the Sanitation in their
village/ward and Gram Panchayat area
as per scheme’s guidelines. Each block
selects 6 No. of Mahila Mandal on the
basis of 15‘ to 6*“ Position which are
awarded :
Mahila Mandal’s I Amount to be
position disbursed
15’ ‘30,000
2” ‘25,000
3″’ ‘2o,000
4“ ‘15,000
5“ ‘12,00o
6“ ‘10,000
In addition to first six
selected Mahila Mandals, the
Government is of the view that other
Mahila Mandals which have contributed
for creating awareness among the
villagers regarding sanitation campaign
will also be given some incentive to
boost them for maintain sustainable
activities under sanitation. Each block
will select Mahila Mandals on the
following criteria and an amount of
‘8,000 will be given to each Mahila
Mandals.
Develpment Blocks No. of Mahila
having GPs Mandals need to be
selected
Up to 15
16-30
31-50
51-70
71 and Above
_t
-\u:~|o1<,>
Mahatama Gandhi National
Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme(MGNREGS):
19.16 The Mahatama Gandhi
National Rural Employment Guarantee
Act was notified by the Government of
India on September, 2005 and was
made effective w.e.f. 2.02.2006. In the
15’ Phase, the National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme
(NREGS) was introduced in District
Chamba and Sirmaur on 2“d February,
2006. In second phase NREGS was
started in District Kangra and Mandi
w.e.f. 1.04.2007. Now in the third phase
all the remaining 8 district of the State
have been covered under the scheme
w.e.f. 1.04.2008.
During the year 2017-18 Central
share amount to ‘474.65 crore and State
Share amounting to ‘12.47 crore have
been credited in the State Employment
Guarantee Fund account. The funds
amounting to ‘408.16 crore have been
utilized (upto 09-01-2018) and ‘1.57

crore Mandays have been generated by households
providing Employment to 4,152,005
157

20. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing
20.1 Ministry of Housing,
Government of Himachal Pradesh
through Housing and Urban
Development Authority (HIMUDA) is
constructing Houses, Flats and
developing plots of various categories,
so as to meet the housing demand of
the people of various income groups.
20.2 There is an outlay of
‘137.10 crore for the current financial
year 2017-18 and an expenditure of
‘87.38 crore was incurred up to
December,2017. During this year there
is a target to construct 48 flats and 141
plots were developed.
20.3 HIMUDA has completed
44 buildings under deposit works.
HIMUDA is executing deposit works of
various department such as Social
Justice and Empowerment, Prison,
Police, Youth Services and Sports,
Animal Husbandry, Education,
Fisheries, l.T. Departments, Himachal
Pradesh Bus Stands Management and
Development Authority, Urban Local
Bodies, Panchayati Raj, and
Department of Ayurveda.
20.4 Construction work of
Housing colonies at Theog, Flowerdale,
Sanjauli, Mandhala Parwanoo, Jurja
(Nahan) and Bhatolikhurd (Baddi) are in
progress and the colonies at
Chhabgroti, Flowerdale, and Parwanoo
have been completed. At present
HIMUDA has Land bank of 45 bighas at
Dharampur Solan, 243 bighas of land
near Jathiadevi in Shimla District and 72
bighas of land at Rajwari near
Sundernagar in Mandi District and 570
bighas of land at sohala District Sirmaur
H.P. The process for land acquisition in
various places is also in progress.
20.5 New housing Schemes
have also been taken in hand in the
financial year 2017-18 at Sheel (Solan),
Moginand-ll, Trilokpur (Nahan) and
commercial complex near petrol pump
Vikas Nagar Shimla. Under JNNURM,
HIMUDA has Constructed 176 flats
(Ashiana-ll) Under BSUP at Dhalli
Shimla and under IHSDP 72 flats at
Hamirpur, 192 flats at Parwanoo and
128 flats at Nalagarh.
20.6 HIMUDA has approved
following policiesl schemes:-
i) Policy for land owners becoming
partner in development of
Housing colonies in the State and
signed the MoU with Ashoka
Alloys (P) Limited in Sirmaur
District under this scheme.
ii) Scheme for the allotment of
Houses/Flats/Plots in various
colonies established by HIMUDA
at “First come First Serve” basis
after freezing cost for disposing
of the unsold units.
20.7 HIMUDA has constructed
its Circle office (North) building in
Dharamshala as a pilot project which is
in latest EPS Technology. The building
has been constructed within a period of
4 months for which HIMUDA has
received appreciation award. HIMUDA
is also constructing superintending
Engineer (N) and Executive Engineers

residences at Rakkar Dharamshala,
using the same technology.
20.8 To reduce human
interface in order to bring more
transparency, HIMUDA has moved
towards the e-governance and has
digitalized the record in Head office and
installed the tally Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) for accounting.
Urban Development
20.9 Consequent upon the 74″‘
Constitutional amendment, the rights,
powers and activities of the urban local
bodies have increased manifold. There
are 54 urban local bodies in Himachal
Pradesh including Shimla and
Dharamshala Municipal Corporation.
The Government is providing
grant-in-aid every year to these local
bodies to enable them to provide civic
amenities to the general public. As per
the report of State Finance Commission
during the year 2017-18 a sum of
‘109.36 crore has been released to
the ULBs. This includes developmental
grant and gap filling grant between
income and expenditure.
Maintenance of Roads in
Municipal Areas:
20.10 About 1,416 Kms. roads/
pathsl streets and drains are being
maintained by 54 urban local bodies and
‘6.00 crore stands released to the Urban
Local Bodies in proponionate to length
of roads/street/path being maintained by
the urban local bodies during 2017-18.
National Urban Livelihood
Mission (NULM)
20.11 The main objective of
NULM is to reduce poverty among the
urban poor through the promotion of
diversified and gainful self employment
and skill wage employment
opportunities, resulting in an appreciable
improvement in their livelihood on a
sustainable basis, through building
strong grass roots level institutions of
the poor.
This scheme has following
main components:-
i) Employment through skill training
and placement.
ii) Social Mobilisation and Institution
Development.
m) Capacity Building and Training.
iv) Self Employment Programme.
v) Shelter for homeless.
vi) Support to Urban street Vendors.
vii) Innovative and special Projects.
For the financial year
2017-18, there is budget provision of
\5.58 crore as centre share and \0.63
crore as State Share for the
implementation of this scheme, out of
which 3.02 crore as Centre Share and
‘0.49 crore as State Share stands
released. Under this scheme 260 Self
Help Groups (SHGs) have been formed.
160 beneficiaries were provided skill
training under this scheme and 33
candidates have been provided
placement. 153 individuals, 1 group and
66 SHGs were provided loan assistance
on subsidised interest for setting up their
micro enterprises. 2,197 street vendors
were surveyed and being provided
identity cards.
Sewerage Scheme
20.12 There is a budget
provision of ‘41.00 crore for sewerage
schemes and maintenance during the

financial year 2017-18 which stands
already released. Since, this scheme is
being executed by the l&PH Department
therefore the funds have been drawn
and placed at the disposal of the I and
PH Department through ULBs.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation
and Urban Transformation
(AMRUT)
20.13 Shimla and Kullu have
been included under this Mission,
During the current financial year
2017-18 there is a budget provision of
‘45.00 crore as Centre Share and ‘5.00
crore as State Share under this scheme.
A sum of ‘21.00 crore as centre share
and ‘2.33 crore as state share stand
released for the implementation of this
scheme.
Smart City Mission (SCM)
20.14 The Smart City Mission
has been launched in June, 2015.
Municipal Corporation Dharamshala has
been approved by Government of India
under the mission with a project cost of
2,109.69 crore. Special Purpose
Vehicle (SPV) for Dharamshala Smart
City Ltd. has been registered under
company Act, 2013. During the financial
year 2017-18 Municipal Corporation,
Shimla has also been selected under
Smart City Mission by Government of
India with a project cost of 2,905.97
crore. The Government of Himachal
Pradesh has notified the SPV for the
same. During the current financial year
2017-18, there is a budget provision
‘70.00 crore as Centre share and ‘9.00
crore as State share under this mission.
Funds are yet to be released by the
Government of India.
Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)
20.15 Swachh Bharat Mission
(Urban) is a Flagship Programme of
Government of India and being
implemented in all 4,041 statutory towns
by Ministry of Housing Affairs,
Government of India. The main aim of
Swachh Bharat Mission is to make
cities/towns open defecation free and
provide a healthy and liveable
environment to all. Following actionsl
progress has been made under the
Missions:-
0 Funds disbursed to ULBs for
construction of individual
household toilets and
Communityl Public Toilets for
providing adequate toilet facilities
in the towns. Till date more than
1200 individual toilets for the
households not having toilet
facilities have been constructed
under the mission and 186
communities and 257 public toilet
seats have been installed newly
or renovated.
I Underground waste bins project
is being undertaken in 3 cities
namely Dharamshala, Poanta
Sahib and Sundernagar on the
pilot basis. Underground waste
bins have been installed at 70
locations in Dharamshala, 22 in
Sundernagar and in Poanta
Sahib the work is under progress.
0 Various IEC activities being
conducted regularly in the State
for awareness of general public.
Awareness through Swachhta
Pakhwara, hoardings/banners,
nukkad nataks, print and
electronic media, rallies etc .For
the financial year 2017-18, there
is a budget provision of ‘18.00
crore as Centre share and

‘2.00 crore as State share for the
implementation of this scheme.
Funds are yet to be released by
the Government of India during
the current financial year.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna
Housing for all (Urban)
20.16 A new mission “Housing
for all” (Urban) has been launched by
the Government of India to be effective
from 17.06.2015 to 31.03.2022. The aim
of this scheme is slum rehabilitation of
slum dwellers, providing affordable
houses for weaker section through
credit linked subsidy public private
sector and subsidy for beneficiary-led
individual house construction. For the
financial year 2017-18, there is a budget
provision of 23.34 crore as Centre
share and ‘2.54 crore as State share for
the implementation of this scheme out of
which ‘17.44 crore as Centre share and
‘1.78 crore as State share stands
released and balance funds will be
released during this financial year.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Kamgar
Avam Shahari Ajivika Yojna
(LAKSHAY):-
20.17 Under this scheme, an
amount of ‘1.5O crore has been
provided in the budget during the
financial year 2017-18 for providing
wage employment in newly created
Nagar Panchayats and newly merged
areas (Wards) of Municipal councilsl
Municipal corporation in the Pradesh,
out of which an amount of ‘1.10 crore
stands released to Municipal
corporation, Dharamshala and Municipal
Councils-Rampur, Nerchowk and Nagar
Panchayats-Tahliwal, Jawali and
Baijnath-Paprola.
14″‘ Finance Commission
Grant:-
20.18 The 14″“ Finance
Commission has recommended two
type of grants namely basic grant to be
released unconditionally and
performance grant subject to fulfilment
of certain conditions as laid down in the
14*“ Finance Commission. There is
budget provision of ‘39.93 crore during
the current financial year. Basic grant to
the tune of ‘15.49 crore has been
released to the ULBs, whereas
performance grant is yet to be released
by the Government of India.
Construction of Parkings:-
20.19 To solve the parking
problems in the urban areas of the
Pradesh an amount of ‘10.00 crore has
been provided in the budget during the
financial year 2017-18, out of which
‘7.80 crore stands released to 16 Urban
Local Bodies for construction of
parkings
Construction of Parks:-
20.20 For construction of parks
in Urban Local Bodies in phased
manner, a sum of ‘10.00 crore has been
provided in the budget during the
financial year 2017-18, out of which
‘9.20 crore stands released to 44 Urban
Local Bodies for construction of parks.
TOWN AND COUNTRY
PLANNING:
20.21 To ensure functional,
economical, sustainable and aesthetical
living environment through planned,

equitable and regulated development,
ensuring balanced use of scarce land
resources, in view of demographic and
socio-economic factors, preservation of
environment, heritage and rational use
of precious land resources by their
sustainable development through
community participation, the Himachal
Pradesh Town and Country Planning
Act, 1977 has been enforced in 35
Planning Areas (1.58 percent of the total
geographical area of the State) and 35
Special Area (2.06 percent of the total
geographical area of the State). Existing
Land Use Maps! Registers prepared for
Nadaun, Bhota, Sujanpur, Baijnath-
Paprola and Additional Shimla Planning
Areas. Development Plans for Theog,
Panivanoo (Revised), Trilokpur, Kullu-
Bhunter, Rampur (Revised), Nadaun
and Dharamshala (Revised),
Ghumarwin, Amb-Gagret, Sundernagar,
Manikaran, Baijnath-Paprola and
Bir-Billing Planningl Special Area
approved by the Government.
20.22 The projects that are
proposed to be targeted for the next
Financial Year 2018-19 which includes
constitution of Planning Areas, Special
Areas, preparation of Existing Land
Use Maps, Development Plans and
Regional Plans are as under:-
i) Preparation of Existing Land Use
Maps for Planning/Special Areas
namely Aut, Hinner, Hamirpur
and Sangla-Kamru.
ii) Preparation of Development
Plans for Shimla, Kullu,
Kandaghat, Waknaghat, Chail,
Ner-Chowk, Sujanpur, Bhota,
Garli-Paragpur, Chamunda,
Narkanda and Mehatpur.
20.23 Development Plans for
Naggar and Reckong Peo Special Area
have been prepared and sent to the
Government for approval.
20.24 Aut, Hinner and Sangla—
Kamru declared a Planning Area and
Special Area in order to implement the
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN
Mission launched by Government of
India.
20.25 In the process of de-
centralization of the powers under the
Himachal Pradesh Town and Country
Planning Act, 1977 powers delegated to
Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
20.26 In current financial year
2017-18 ‘1.27 crore has been allotted to
achieve the physical targets mentioned
above. Out of which up to 31.12.2017
‘94.78 lakh has been incurred.

21. PANCHAYATI RAJ
21.1 At present there are 12
Zila Parishads, 78 Panchayat Samities
and 3,226 Gram Panchayats constituted
in this State. After the enactment of
73rd amendment in the Constitution, the
present is the fifth term of the
Panchayats. As per the provisions of
the constitution of India the Panchayati
Raj Institutions have been assigned
certain powers, functions and
responsibilities from time to time either
by making provisions under the
Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act
or rules made there under or through
executive instructions. Gram Sabhas
have been vested with powers to select
beneficiaries under various
programmes, Gram Sabhas have been
empowered to approve plans,
programmes and budget prepared by
Gram Panchayat, they are also
authorized for issuance of utilization
certificate of funds spent on the
implementation of plans, projects and
programmes of Gram Panchayat. The
Gram Panchayats have been made the
appointing authority on contract basis in
respect of Tailoring Teacher, Panchayat
Chowkidar and Part-time Water Carriers
in Primary schools and Jal Rakshak.
Zila Parishads are authorized to appoint
Assistant Engineers, Personal
Assistants, Panchayat Sahayaks and
Junior Engineers. The services of the
Junior Accountant (Regular) have also
been placed under the Zila Parishad
cadre.
21.2 The ownership and
maintenance of primary school buildings
has been transferred to Gram
Panchayats. Gram Panchayats have
been empowered to collect the land
revenue from the land ownerl right
holders and will use the collected land
revenue at their own level. Gram
Panchayats have been empowered to
impose various taxes, fees and fines
and also to borrow money / raise loans
for creation of income generating
assets. Before grant of any lease for
mining minerals, a resolution from the
concerned Panchayat has been made
compulsory. Panchayats have been
empowered to prepare plans. Gram
Panchayats have been also authorized
to grant permission for erection of
mobile communication tower and to levy
fee. Gram Panchayats have been
empowered to hear and decide the
application for maintenance under
section 125 of the Cr.P.C.1973 and can
grant a maintenance allowance not
exceeding ‘500 per month. Cess of ‘1
per bottle of liquor sold in the rural area
will be collected and transferred to the
Gram Panchayat for utilization in the
developmental activities.
21.3 It has been made
mandatory that village level
functionaries of Agriculture, Animal
Husbandry, Primary Education, Forest,
Health and Family Welfare, Horticulture,
Irrigation and Public Health, Revenue
and Welfare Departments shall attend
the meetings of the Gram Sabha in
whose jurisdiction they are posted and if
such village level functionaries fail to
attend the meetings, Gram Sabha shall
report the matter to their controlling
officer through the Gram Panchayat who
shall take disciplinary action against
such functionaries within one month
from the date of receipt of the report and
shall intimate the action taken on such
report to the Gram Sabha through the
Gram Panchayat.

21 4 The other major provisions
relating to Panchayati Raj are as under:-
The State Government is
providing honorarium of the
elected representatives of
Panchayati Raj Institutions. The
rate of monthly honorarium to
Chairman and Vice-Chairman of
the Zila Parishad is ‘8,000,
‘6,000, Chairman, and Vice-
Chairman of Panchayat Samiti is
‘5,000/- and ‘3,500/-, Pradhan
and Up-Pradhan of Gram
Panchayat ‘3,000/- and ‘2,200/-
respectively. In addition, to this
member, Zila Parishad ‘3,500/-
Member, Member of Panchayat
Samiti ‘3,000/- and Members of
Gram Panchayat ‘225/- as sitting
fee subject to the maximum for
two sittings in a month.
The Government is providing
grant-in-aid to PRls for meeting
the expenditure on Travelling and
Daily Allowances of the elected
representative of PRls while they
are on official tour.
The State Government has
provided facility of staying in
Government rest houses while
they are on official tour to the
office bearers of Zila Parishad
and Panchayat Samities.
The recommendation of 14th FC
started from the year 2015-16
and will be applicable upto the
year 2019-20. Under the award of
this commission ‘1,628.82 crore
has been allocated as basic grant
and ‘180.98 crore as
performance grant for the State
of Himachal Pradesh.
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The rates of monthly
remuneration of the Employees
working on contractl Regular
basis in the Panchayat are as:-
Panchayat Sahayak (contractual)
7,000 Panchayat Secretary
(Contractual) ‘9,469, Junior
Accountant (Contractual) 7,810
(Regular) 5,910-20,200 + 1,900
Junior Engineer (Contractual)
‘14,100 (Regular) ‘10,300-
34,800+3,800 Junior
Stenographer (Contractual)
‘8,710 (Regular) ‘5,910-20,200
+2,800 Assistant Engineer
(Contratual) ‘21,000 (Regular)
‘15,660-39,100+5,4OO Tailoring
Teacher (Contractual) ‘6,300
Panchayat Chowkidar
(contractual) ‘4,000 Water Gaurd.
‘2,500 Panchayat Secretary
(Regular) ZP ‘5,91O – 20,200 +
1,900 Data Entry Operator (ZP)
(Contratual) ‘9,469 (Regular)ZP
‘591O – 20200+ 1900, Peon-cum-
Chowkidar (ZP) (Contratual)
‘6,138.
Under Mission Mode Project
(e-Panchayat Project) of the
Government of India, 12 core
software applications have been
rolled out in the PRls. The
training to the officials of the
Panchayatsl Departments on
these applications has been
organized in the Panchayati Raj

Training Institute, Mashobra. The
Panchayati Raj Institutions have
already started using these
software applications.

22. INFORMATION AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Information and Technology
HIMSWAN
22.1 Under National e-Governance
Plan (NeGP), Department of
Information Technology, Himachal
Pradesh (DITHP) created secure
network called HIMSWAN (Himachal
State Wide Area Network). The
HIMSWAN provides secured network
connectivity to all the State
Government Departments till block
level and provide various efficient
electronic delivery of
G2G (Government to Government),
G2C (Government to Citizens) and
G2B (Government to Business)
services. The Department of
Electronics and Information
Technology (DeitY), Government of
India funded this project for initial
period of six years. HIMSWAN was
set-up on 05.02.2008 and thus
Department of Electronics and
Information Technology DeitY,
Government of India funding period
got over in the year 2014. Now the
State Government bearing the cost of
operation and maintenance of this
project.
HIMSWAN project
ispresently on single-tier architecture
with technologies like MPLS (Multi
Protocol Label Switching)! VPNoBB
(Virtual Private Network Over
Broadband) considering the growing
demand for bandwidth due to video
conferencing used in offices, the
HIMSWAN is being revamped to three-
tier architecture using state-of-art
technologies with stringent SLA’s
Network downtime, voice, data and
video services. The following
achievements have been made during
the year:-
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– 2,260 Government Offices across
the State are connected through
HIMSWAN network.
0 M/s Orange Business Services was
appointed as HIMSWAN Operator
for a period of 3 Years to manage
to NOC from 01.09.2014 to
31.08.2017.
o M/s KPMG was appointed as
HIMSWAN Third Party Auditor
(TPA) for a period of 3 Years for
monitoring the Service Levels of
HIMSWAN Operator. TPA started
services from 18.07.2014 to
17.07.2017.
0 Tenders have been floated for
selection of new HIMSWAN
Operator and TPA and alternate
Band Width Provider.
Himachal Pradesh State Data
Centre (HPSDC)
22.2 Under National e-
Governance Plan (NeGP), Department
of Information Technology, (DIT) has
commissioned the Himachal Pradesh
State Data Centre (HPSDC) on
30.05.2016 to host IT applications of
various Government Departments for
the benefits of citizens, to provide
efficient electronic delivery of
G2C (Government to Citizens),
G2G (Government to Government)
and G2B (Government to Business)
services and to create common
infrastructure for State Government
Offices which include (Computing
devices-servers in shared mode,
storage, network devices, electrical, air
conditioning, network connectivity,
UPS, Rack etc.), installation and
integration of IT infrastructure (servers,
telecom equipment, integrated portall
departmental information system,
Enterprise and network
management system, security,

firewallsl IDS, networking components
etc.), software and data bases.
Department of Electronics and
Information Technology (DeitY),
Government of India (Gol) is
supporting the cost of establishment,
operation and maintenance of State
Data Centre for a period of five years
on 80:20 basis. The following
achievements have been made during
the year:-
o H.P.S.D.C. is in operation since
26.05.2016.
o M/s Orange Business Sen/ices
is the agency for installation,
commissioning and
maintenance of HPSDC for the
period of 5 years. M/s Orange
Business Services has started
the work from 26.05.2014.
o 80 Applications have been
migrated to HPSDC and 134
Applications are under security
audit.
0 Cloud enablement of SDC
applications went live on
01.09.2016.
0 M/s E&Y is the Third Party
Auditor (TPA) appointed for
period of 5 Years for monitoring
the ServiceLevelsbeing adhered
to by HPSDC Operator.
HPSDC implemented with
compliance such as ISO 27001,
ISO 20000 and CERT-IN
Security Standards.
0 CCTNS application and
hardware, Land records and e
Procurment databases hosted
in HPSDC.
Setting up of Lok Mitra Kendra
22.3 The scheme aims to
establish LMK’s (CSC) at Gram
Panchayat level in the State and to act
as front end delivery points for
Government, Private and Social Sector
Services to rural citizens at their door
steps, in an integrated manner using
Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) as tools. The LMKs
are acting as front end delivery points
for delivery of G2C services to the
citizen of the State at Gram Panchayat
Level. State Government has also
implementing e-District Project and
delivery of these services would also
be made available at LMKs.The
following achievements have been
made during the year:-
Presently 3,226 CSClDs
have been issued and 2,809 are active
for CSCs in Himachal Pradesh, also
2,308 LMKs are active and providing
28 G2C services which includes;
1. Collection of HPSEB electricity
bill.
2. IPH water bill.
3. Issuance of copy of
NakalJamabandi (Land Records).
4. Under PMGDISHA Scheme
74,702 student registered, trained
and 28,139 certified till
December, 2017.
Capacity Building under NeGP
22.4 Under the Capacity
Building scheme of Government of
India, there are different components
like training of Government
employees, sourcing of technical and
professional manpower for assisting
the State Government in the
implementation of various
e-Governance Projects. The following
achievements have been made during
the year :-
1. Till date 2,323 employees have
been trained under capacity
building project.
2. Under SeMT, 4 technical
resources have been deployed
through NeGD.
3. e-Office training imparted to
more than 600 users of several
state departments.
4. e-Gov project management
training organised for

departments officials covered
under SCI ST/ TSP in
January- 2017.
Revenue Court Case
Monitoring System (RCMS)
22.5 Revenue Court Case
Monitoring System has been
developed by the Department of
Information Technology for the use of
Revenue Courts at Division, District,
S.D.M. and Tehsil level. System
captures the routine proceedings of
revenue courts, interim orders and
Judgments.The details of the revenue
cases are available online for the
general public. The citizens can
access the status of their cases online,
see cause list and download interim
ordersl judgments. The following
achievements have been made during
the year:-
1. RCMS project got national level
CSI-Nihilent e-Governance
Awards for year 2014 for
recognizing e-Government
Initiatives in India.
2. 280 Revenue Courts are using
RCMS software.
3. 84,158 court cases have been
entered in the RCMS and out of
which 36,543 cases are
decided.
Litigation Monitoring System
22.6 Monitoring of court cases
at departmental level is a big
challenge. Departmental of Information
Technology has got developed a
generic software for monitoring of
court cases at the departmental level.
Using this software, Secretaries!
HoDs can easily monitor the status of
the court cases with regard to pending
cases, timely reply filling, present
status, personal presence required
etc.The following achievements have
been made during the year:-
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1. The Advocate General office is
updating the status of cases
online. All the file movement
activities within Advocate
General office are being
covered out through the
software.
2. All Government Departments
are using LMS for viewing the
daily status of their cases.
3. All the communication to be
sent to concerned
department(s) are being
generated through this
software.
Following features have been
incorporated in LMS software:
v Sending intimation to ADs/
HoDs/ Nodal Officers of the
concerned Department via
e-mail, SMS.
0 Automatic generation of letters
while entering the case details
of concerned department.
0 Deletionl transfer of cases
option has been incorporated in
the software.
Unique ID (Aadhaar)
22.7 Aadhaar program staited
in Himachal Pradesh in December,
2010 and since then the State
Government has maintained a leading
position in terms of Aadhaar
generation. UID has been generated
formore than 75.73 lakh (105 percent)
residents against the projected
population of 2017.
Use of Aadhaar:
– Aadhaar seeding in PDS
database is 85 percent,
MGNREGA is 98 percent,
Education is 100 percent and
NSAP is 84.01 percent, LPG is
96 percent and Pariwar register
is 73 percent.

o DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) of
€838.00 crore has been
distributed.
~ Himachal is a first state to start
DBT in MGNREGA.
0 Aadhaar based biometric
attendance system is live in
Town and Country Planning
Department, Department of
Information Technology,
Woman and Child
Development, Directorate of
Prison, Fisheries Department
and l.T.l’s.
e-Office
22.8 e-Office is a product that
is aimed at file Movement automation
in Government offices making the
process more efficient, effective and
transparent for inter-government intra-
government transaction.
e-Office has been
deployed in HPSDC and rolled out
initial level in the fillowing
departments:
1. Police Headqualters, Shimla.
2. Department of Armed Police
and Training.
3. Department of Information
Technology.
4. Directorate of Police
Communication and Technical
Services.
5. Himachal Pradesh High Court.
6. Directorate of Accounts,
Lotteries and Treasuries.
7. SP Office, Mandi.
Additional training has been
imparted to following departments:-
1. Town and Country Planning
Department.
2. Himachal Pradesh Public
Service Commission.
3. Directorate of Sainik Welfare,
Hamirpur.
4. Department of Forests.
5. Directorate of Food and Civil
Supply.
6. HIPA, Shimla.
e-Peshi Video Conferencing
Facility in District Courts, Jails
and other Government
Departments of Himachal
Pradesh
22.9 The facility would
eliminate the need for taking prisoners
to courts and will facilitate faster
delivery of justice. The following
achievements have been made during
the year:-
0 M/s Bharti Airtel is the
implementing agency to supply
and install the VC equipment in
the State and maintain the
same for period of 5 years from
the date of commissioning of
the project.
o M/s Bharti Airtel has been given
order to supply and install 63
VC facilities and all 63 VC
facilities has been delivered and
commissioned successfully.
– 7 Courts and 13 Jails have
been provided VC facility under
this project.
o DIT, HPPCL, Panchayati Raj,
DG Prisons, HPSFL and Health
department are covered by VC
facility.
e- District
22.10 e—District Project is a
Mission Mode Project (MMP), that
aims to provide integrated citizen
centric services. It envisages
integrated and seamless delivery of
citizen services by district
administration through automation of
work flow, backend computerisation,
and data digitisation across
participating departments. ltfurther
aims to integrate multiple applications,
faster processing of public casesl
appeals/ grievances, dissemination of

information as per public requirement
and redesign the processes for the
core services to be delivered through
the Common Service Centers.
Following activities have been
completed under this project:
1. 52 e-services under e-district
launched in all 12 Districts.
2. e-district managers and DeGS
formed in all 12 districts.
3. M/s IL and FS Technologies
Ltd. is working as SI (System
Integrator) for State Wide
roll-out of e-District MMP.
4. Training of 7 department users
organized in phases.
5. Phase-I went live on 02.07.2015
with 10 services in 9 districts.
6. Phase-4 went live on
04.06 2016 with 52 services in
all 12 districts.
7. Hardware Delivery at all
departmental locations for all 12
districts.
8. Integration of e-District
application with UIDAI
(Aadhaar), SMS Gateway,
Payment Gateway,Land
Record, E-Parivar, BPL, CRS,
Public service Gurantee
Act,(PSG) are completed.
NeGP-A Project
22.11 The Department of
Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC),
Ministry of Agriculture is implementing
National e-Governance Programme
(NeGP) in the Agriculture sector as a
Mission Mode Project (A-MMP),
covering Agriculture Sector, Livestock
Sector and Fisheries sector. 12 Cluster
of services identified under this project.
NeGP-A is proposed to be
implemented across the country and
aims at offering Government to
Citizen/ Farmer (G2C or G2F),
Government to Business (G2B) and
Government to Government (G2G)
agricultural services in an integrated
manner through the Central Agriculture
Portal (CAP) and State Agriculture
Portals (SAPs). The following
achievements have been made during
the year:-
~ Hardware for all the 193
locations has been supplied and
installed.
0 Basic Computer Training to all
the officials has been
completed.
0 Application is being
development by NIC.
o Kissan/ Farmer portal has been
hosted at Central server.
o MIS application of JICA
launched on NeGP server.
o Agrimobile andAgrisnet portal
deployed on state data center.
e-Procurement:
22.12 This is a Web based online tool
to make the Processes of Procurement
and tendering more efficient.
The e-Procurement System of
Himachal Pradesh enables the
Tenderers to download the Tender
Schedule free of cost and then submit
the bids online through this portal.
The Objectives of the system
are: Minimize Procurement Costs,
Maximize Procurement Efficiency,
Competitive and Uniform Rates across
State, and Transparency in official
procedure, No manipulation possible,
Time Saving and No Pooling of
Tenders.
0 28 Departments/ Corporations
are using this Software i.e.
PWD, DIT, I & PH etc., Various
Corporations such as BBNDA,
HRTC, HPMC, HPSEDC etc.
0 Project Management unit has
been setup to include more and
more Departments.
o World Bank is funding this
project for a period of five years
and disbursement is linked with
targets:

Digital Library of India to be
achieved for current financial
year is €3,173.3O crore
Published tender value
achieved for the current
financial year is ?2,934.04
crore till January,2018 from
e-Procurement Portal.
€9.23 crore from
Governemnt e-Marketing
Portal.
Remaining target of €230.03
crore is to be achieved in
next two months of current
financial year.
Financial department to
issue notification for
reduction in tender value
limit to use online portal for
all procurements above in a
passed manner as per detail
below:
1. $10 lakh till 31.03.2018
2. €5 lakhtill01.04.2018
3. ?2 lakh till 01.04.2019