Himachal The 18th State of India
As we all know that Himachal Pradesh became 18th State of India on 25th January 1971. Himachal lies in the Lower Himalayas Range and share its borders with Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand and the Tibet. Himachal Pradesh covered an area of 55,670 square kilometers and also have population of 68,64,602 (2011 Census).
Why Himachal is unique?
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful destinations to live or to explore. Himachal has many things that makes it unique from other states.
- Himachal Pradesh has two capitals; one is Shimla which is summer and second one is Dharamshala which is the winter capital of the state.
- Himachal people are very hard working and maximum people are employed in the agricultural sector. Agriculture provides direct employment to over 65% of the state’s working population.
- Himachal becomes first state to begin organized cultivation of Dalchini
- Himachal Pradesh is worldwide famous for its handicrafts including carpets, paintings, leather works, stoles and Himachali Caps etc.
- The approximate vegetable production in the state is 1,856.800 Ton in 2020. This records an increase from the previous number of 1,755.430 Ton for 2019.
- Himachal Pradesh has many camping and trekking locations that makes this state an excellent destination for adventure enthusiasts.
- First ever paperless e-governance solution, known as e-Vidhan introduced in Himachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s first ‘smoke-free state’ in May 2016, a revolution under the name of Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana was started by the Indian government
- Himachal Pradesh has become the first state which fully vaccinate 100 per cent of its adult population against COVID-19
Himachal Growth Over Time
As development in all sectors like Tourism, Education, Health etc. Himachal Pradesh is also one of the fastest-growing states in India. It has improved over years
- The Gross State Domestic Product(GSDP) of Himachal Pradesh is projected to be Rs 1,82,020 crore in 2020-21. This is higher than the revised estimates for 2019-20 that is 10%. GSDP for 2019-20 (at current prices) is estimated to be 7.6% higher than that in 2018-19
- Total expenditure is estimated to be Rs 49,131 crore for 2020-21, Which has 1.1% decrease over the revised estimates of 2019-20. As per the revised estimates, The estimated increase in total expenditure by 11.9% (Rs 5,300 crore) from the budget estimates in 2019-20
- In 2020-21, the highest increase in allocations was observed in Water Supply, Sanitation, Housing and Urban Development (33%), Rural Development (19%), and Education (10%) sectors over the revised estimates of the last year. Significant decrease in allocation was observed in Energy (21%) and Irrigation (13%) sectors.