Himachal Pradesh government has witnessed an estimated increase of Rs 1100 crore in the revenue of the state.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said , “ The revenue of the state government has increased by nearly  Rs 1100 crore due to various measures taken by the state government; if natural disasters in the state had not occurred the revenue would have increased by nearly Rs 1500 crore,” he added.

The CM said, “ The Central government had imposed a restriction on the borrowing limit to Rs 6600 crore for raising loans by the state government from financial institutions after implementation of OPS scheme for the employees, besides setting a limit of Rs 2900 crore  for externally aided projects for three years .”

He said, “Our government has taken a loan of only Rs. 4100 crore in this financial year whereas the previous BJP government exhausted a loan of Rs. 14 thousand crore during the year 2022-23, despite the fact the state government is not getting a grant of Rs 1780 crore for implementing OPS scheme .”

The CM said, “The state government is working diligently to enhance its resources and an additional Rs. 500 crore will be added to state exchequer from auction of liquor vends under new excise policy.”

“We are also fighting the legal battle to get back the luxurious WildFlower Hall Hotel and have presented a strong case in the High Court,” he added.

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