Govt Of India Approves Rs. 1131.87 Crore Projects For Himachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed that the government of India has approved Rs. 1131.87 crore projects for Himachal Pradesh. These include Rs. 708.87 crore for Water Conservation Project for the Department of Irrigation and Public Health and Rs. 423 crore Himachal Pradesh Integrated Mushroom Development project for the Department of Horticulture. Both the projects were approved today by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
He said that the State government had prepared the water conservation project for the state with the estimated cost of Rs. 4751.24 crore in order to double the farmer’s income through water construction initiatives. The first phase of the project is of 708.87 crores. The project will include construction of check dams, ponds, kuhl’s and other water harvesting structures. Both the projects were formulated by the state government in last three months and approved by the GoI in record time.
He said that Rs. 423 crore integrated mushroom development project would prove to be a milestone for the farming community of the State. The ambitious project would not only help in doubling the income of farmers but also provide employment and self-employment opportunities to youth in the state.