Himachal Supplementary budget demands for Rs 674 Cr presented

Shimla: On the opening day of the budget session chief minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday presented the supplementary demands for grants aggregating to Rs 674.14 crore.

Presenting the supplementary demands in the assembly today he said out of the total amount sought, Rs 150.62 crore was under plan schemes and Rs 249.51 crore under non-plan head. An additional amount of Rs 274.01 crore was under centrally sponsored schemes.

He disclosed that the major expenditure proposed under plan schemes was mainly for infrastructure development schemes, which included Rs 50 crore for reconstruction of roads, bridges water schemes damaged due to rains, Rs 46.33 crore for road project, Rs 10.65 crore under National Rural Health Mission and Rs 22.56 crore for capital works in tribal areas.

Under the centrally sponsored schemes a sum of Rs 107.35 crore received for education, Rs 59.83 crore under National Calamity Contingency Fund and Calamity Relief Fund.

Under non-plan expenditure demands, the main components include Rs 47 crore for subsidy on subsidized ration and Rs 53. 96 crore for payment of interest.

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