The Government of India has accepted various demands of the hilly states like restoring financial assistance for development projects in the ratio of 90:10.
The Union Government is making provision of additional funds for providing tap water to every household under the ongoing schemes. Most of the proposals submitted by the hilly states have been incorporated by the Centre in ‘Har Ghar Mein Nal Se Jal’ scheme.
Himachal Pradesh had already provided water facility to 57 per cent of the habitations but there was no provision in the old schemes to provide tap water to every house. Keeping in view the target to provide water to every household, the state had demanded additional funds.
The Government of India has agreed that the states, which have already made considerable progress in making the provision of tap to the houses, will be given incentives under this scheme.
The Union government has also agreed that Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 per person will be given for the hilly states, whereas for other states the amount will be Rs 15,000 under this scheme.