On 14th March 2023, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chief Minister(CM) of Himachal Pradesh(HP) presented the first and final instalment of supplementary budget for 2022-23 in Vidhan Sabha(Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
- The Supplementary Demands for Grant aggregate to Rs 13,141.07 crore expenditure.
- Rs 11,707.68 crore out of the total demand is under State Scheme and Rs 1,433.39 crore under Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
Expenditures under state scheme:
The major expenditure proposed under the state schemes includes,
- Rs 6,004.63 crore for repayment of Ways and Means – Advance/Overdraft.
- Rs 1,260.65 crore for pensions and other retirement benefits.
- Rs 551.48 crore is allocated for power subsidy.
- Rs 444.03 crore for construction of hospitals, purchase of medical equipment and Himachal Health Care Scheme or Himcare Scheme under Ayushman Bharat.
- Rs 435.08 crore for construction of senior secondary schools and colleges buildings and payment of salary.
- Rs 289.38 crore has been proposed to provide assistance to Himachal Road Transport Corporation.
- Rs 284.79 crore for Mukhya Mantri Sukh Aashray Kosh, construction of Sukh Aashray Bhawan and Social Security Pension.
- Rs 279.06 crore for water supply and sanitation.
- Rs 226.51 crore is allocated for relief on account natural calamity.
- Rs 209.33 crore for Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti Yojna, Optical Cable Fibre Network and digital expansion or government departments under state schemes.
- Rs 208.42 crore was proposed for crop insurance, crop diversification project, pending liabilities and Horticulture Development project.
- Rs 156.91 crore for grants to rural local bodies, the salary of staff or Zila Parishad and grants under 15th Finance Commission.
- Rs 154.71 crore is proposed for the development of roads and bridges,
- Rs 128.71 crore for rail projects.
- Rs 108.70 crore for the skill development project.
- Rs 106.08 crore for construction and maintenance of government buildings, rest houses, circuit houses and hostels.
- Rs 67.73 crore for Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission, Smart City Mission, AMRUT(Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation), Swachh Bharat Mission and Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam.
- Rs 55.48 crore for administration of justice.
- Rs 53.93 crore for food subsidy, paddy procurement and Himachal Grihani Suvidha Yojana.
- Rs 43.33 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
Expenditure under Centrally sponsored Schemes:
Under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes(CSS), the supplementary demands are proposed to fund for the ongoing and new schemes for which the funds were received during the year from the government of India.
- Rs 400 crore for disaster management received under NDRF (National Disaster Response Force),
- Rs 221.96 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
- Rs 141.78 crore for Smart City Mission.
- Rs 140.91 crore for Covid-19 emergency response and Health System Preparedness Package.
- Rs 95.60 crore for Central Road Fund.
- Rs 95.43 crore for STARS (Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States) Project.
- Rs 47 crore for Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna.
- Rs 43.08 crore for Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
- Rs 34.47 crore for Swachh Bharat mission (Gramin).
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About Himachal Pradesh(HP):
Chief Minister(CM)– Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
Governor– Shiv Pratap Shukla
Wildlife Sanctuary– Daranghati Wildlife Sanctuary; Dhauladhar Wildlife Sanctuary
Festivals– Manali Winter Carnival; Lohri or Makar Sakrant