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Virbhadra Singh chief minister of Himachal Pradesh presented 2017-18 budget of state and this was record 20th budget of CM Virbhadra Singh. He said in Shayrana way "Mera ye andaaz jamane ko khalta hai, itni mushkil sehkar bhi ye seedhe Kaise chalta hai "
In budget for 2017-18 chief minister focussed mainly on unemployed people of Himachal Pradesh as well as farmers of state. Chief minister said Agriculture is back bone of state and his government's aim is just good governance.
He announced many new policies and some of the main announcements are given here below.
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Main announcements of Budget 2017-18

1. 12th pass and more people will get 1000 ₹ monthly allowance , handicapped unemployed people will get ₹1500 monthly. His government allotted ₹150 crore for it.
2. Subsidy on Anti-hen net increased from ₹5100 to ₹10,000.
3. Amount in 'Beti hai anmol' yojna increased from ₹5100 to ₹10,000.
4. Amount in 'CM kanyadan yojna' increased from ₹25,000 to ₹40,000.

Announcements for farmers in H.P budget 2017-18

1. For more production of kiwi in state , Virbhadra government started new plan named 'Mukhyamntri kiwi protsahan yojna' in which government alloted budget of around 1 crore rupees and announced subsidy of 50% for plants of kiwi.
2. Farmers will get 50% of subsidy for plastic crates , 2 crore rupees is alloted in budget for it.
3. For year 2017-18 around 424 crore rupees is announced for agriculture department.
4. In another important announcement under plan 'CM khet sanrakshan ' yojna for solar fencing subsidy increased from 60% to 80%. Budget of ₹30 crore is alloted for it.
5. To construct poly-house area increased from 2000 square meters to 4000 square meters.

Announcement for progress in organic farming, milk production etc.

- Virbhadra Singh said in his budget that in year 2017-18 steps will be taken to increase organic farming in state. He said under organic farming 2000 hectares area will be covered. 2,000 bio villages and 20,000 vermi-compose units will b constructed.
- To setup poltry unit government will give 60% of subsidy to 100 units.
- Government will issue health card to farmers this year.
- 'Panchayat pashudhan yojna' will be started as 7.80 crore rupees allotted for that.
- For setup of milk processing unit, subsidy increased from 60% to 75%.

Some more important announcements of Budget

1. Budget for Animal Husbandry Department in year 2017-18 is 374 crore rupees.
- For production of off-season vegetables budget of 50 crore rupees allotted.
- Rupees 10 crore for construction of market yard
- Free bus service for patients.
- Himachal Pradesh environment leadership award will be started and under this first prize of rupees 1 lakh, 50 thousand and 25000 rupees as 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be given respectively.
- Budget of rupees 42 crore for zila Parishad and Panchayat smiti in 2017-18.
- Announcement of new CM rural livelihoods scheme with budget of rupees 10 crore.
- 4 Lac soil cards will be issued for farmers and he also said Hamirpur was number in this. He said soil health lab is important.
- Pollution control board shimla will open a local workshop which will help in control of water pollution.
- Milk-seller who sell milk in milk-fed will get 1 rupee per litre extra from next budget year.
      Budget of chief minister Virbhadra singh is historical in many means as he had focussed almost every aspects of life. His budget was good for Unemployed, farmers , new business-persons. Government showed focus about environment, patients etc.
People like this final budget of Virbhadra government or not this will be seen in future when government will face election in 2017.