The World Bank will review the Horticulture Development Project (HDP) worth Rs 1134 crore today. The progress report of the HDP project will be seen in this meeting to be held through virtual medium. This meeting will continue for the next three to four days. On the last day, the Chief Secretary of the state, Ram Subhag, will also attend this meeting virtually.
Officials of the World Bank will be connected virtually to Washington, headquartered in USA. The HDP Project Director of Himachal and his entire team will apprise the World Bank about the progress of this project. Please tell that the duration of the HDP project is one year left. So far, Himachal Pradesh has been able to spend about 55 percent of the budget under this project.
60 percent budget expenditure target by June 30
The government has set a target of 60 percent budget expenditure by June 30. 40 percent budget is still left in the project of 1134 crores. Obviously, this budget will not be spent in the next one year. In such a situation, the state government will demand extension for this project. The project is focusing on creating high-density plantation (HDP) and high-quality orchards, especially of apples.
A World Bank team reached Shimla
A World Bank team has reached Shimla today to check the progress report of the project, which will go to the field and check the progress of various projects under construction under HDP project. Under this project, mandis, cold stores and processing plants are being constructed in areas like Parala, Gumma, Shilaru, Mehnadali etc.
The World Bank team will check the progress report of under-construction mandis, cold stores, processing plants in Shimla for the next three to four days. Similarly, the team will also inspect some of the apple orchards planted under the project.
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