Himachal Pradesh- A Progressive State

Himachal Pradesh has very high literacy rate, very less percentage of crime, high tourism and still making progress in various other sectors. This reveals nothing but the pace with which the state is developing. Himachal Pradesh is emerging as the most progressive state in the country.

Bagging seven awards in the 'State of States Conclave' organized by India Today group is the state none other than our own Dev Bhoomi, Himachal Pradesh. That is definitely a clear sign of the great progress Himachal is making in all spheres. Himachal Pradesh has become a role model to all other states when it comes to developments activities. Himachal Pradesh government has always prioritized health, educational and employment related problems in the state. Providing funds for them has reduced these problems a lot. Moreover connecting different rural parts of the state with roads has always been a major concern. Himachal has emerged as the fastest progressing state for best overall performance.

In literacy rate Himachal leaves behind many states of the country. Himachal Pradesh has a literacy rate of 76.5 %.Presently, Himachal has three universities viz. HP University, HP Krishi Vishwvidyalaya, Palampur and Dr. Y.S. Paramar University for Horticulture and Forestry at Nauni. It is a matter of great pride that Shoolini Institute of Life Sciences and Business Management, Solan has now been declared as the Shoolini University, the first Biotechnology University in the country.

In order to enhance the education sector in the state, Himachal government is soon going to set up first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Himachal Pradesh. Already a sum of Rs 15 crore, a land of 100 acres and other facilities have been provided by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal's government to set up these educational institutions as soon as possible. Also to give an edge to the IT literacy in Himachal Pradesh, the Himachal government will soon set up one IT university, five more Engineering colleges, 27 Polytechnics and 77 ITI's.

Several schemes have been initiated by the Himachal government to help the poor people in the state. Daily wages of the people working as labourers have been increased by 50 %. Social Security Pension has also increased from Rs 200 to Rs 330. The government has also given due attention to the health of the poor women and financial support to the widows by means of various pension schemes. All these things have helped in the progress and development of the state.

Moreover if we talk of industrial sector, agriculture and tourism, Himachal is earning a handsome revenue from all these sectors. Himachal can be called as the 'fruit bowl' of the India as trucks of apples are supplied from Himachal to various parts of the country and abroad as well. Hilly regions like Kullu, Kinnaur, Kotgarh, Kotkhai, Rohru, Jubbal, Chhopal etc. are the maor contributors in terms of apple production in Himachal. If we talk about tourism, Himachal attracts about 6.8 million tourists per annum. Tourism has given employment to many people in Himachal. Today Himachal has become a very important state in the Asian map as it harnesses 16000 MW hydel power and with a target of 20,000 MW hydel power. Baddi in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh is the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh.

Thus evident from the above facts we can say that Himachal is growing in a great pace in all spheres. Hope Himachal Pradesh government


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