Comparing to last year, income receipts along with planning expenditure increased in the State
DEHRADUN Comparing to last year, income receipts along with planning expenditure increased in the State. As per information of Finance Department Rs 5709 Cr. have been spent till date this year while Rs 4590 Cr. had been spent during the same period previous year. Rs 1000 Cr. have been expended under the externally funded projects till date while Rs 600 Cr had been spent last year. Comparing to previous year, income receipts of State Government increased from its importance sources. State Government got Rs 6300 Crs income receipts till date while Rs 5700 Crs. had been received for the same period past year.
Chief Minister of the State Shri Harish Rawat took a review meeting with various departmental officials on the implementation of budget at secretariat on Monday. Income receipts increased along with expenditure comparing to last year but still we need to pay more attention on the issue, Chief Minister informed with expectation. Merely three months are left for the closing of current financial year so we need to work more efficiently and in accelerated way. Only Rs 1744 Cr. instead of Rs 1955 Cr. have been obtained under Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Chief Secretary should review CSS quarterly and Departmental Secretaries should be in contact with officials of Central Ministries on continuous basis. We worked on resource mobilization enough this year. Income resources should be increased according to developmental requirements and future needs. Forest Development Corporation has been instructed to clear 70 percent of its stock till January. While Energy Department have been directed to reduce 1 percent line and loss. Excise Department has been told to conduct intensive campaign to stop the smuggling of illicit liquor. Water Tax Act has been passed. Around Rs 30 Cr. can be expected from water tax collection till March this year. While target of Rs 300 Crs. collection to be set for the next year. Jal Sansthan has been asked prepare a proposal to charge water price for under water exploitation.
Chief Minister emphasised to make municipalities economically self depended. Secretary Urban Development has been asked to prepare a working plan to increase the income sources of municipal bodies through discussion with chairpersons of municipal bodies in meetings. GMVN, KMVN, SIDCUL, Jal Sansthan, Jal Nigam, UPCL, UJVNL should adopt commercial approach. SIDCUL has been directed to study potentials to develop industrial areas near Khanpur.
We need to work on some sectors. Economic growth depends on social growth. We need to focus on those social sector schemes which showing positive results particularly. Milk bonus scheme, laptop schemes for meritorious girls, various social security pension schemes, medical and culture sector should be prioritised. Van Panchayat approach has been appreciated in Pares COP. Community based schemes should be prepared for non forest Panchayats. 10 percent houses should have green top in urban areas. Irrigation department should develop water bodies with help of GMVN and KMVN. UPNL should be encouraged to recruit the people out of State Government along with preparing a plan for overseas manpower supply. This year, savings of the budget would be transferred to PWD, Chief Minister Shri Rawat said during the meeting.