Shimla: The hilly state of Himachal Pradesh has managed to acquire the top slot in infrastructure development in the big state category. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal was awarded by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday at a programme organized by a private group.

It is to be noted, the state government has received 50 awards during its 46 month-long tenure in fields of development. The state was found to be the best in significant fields of education and health investment.

The current government had prioritized investment in health and road construction to speed up development in the state. The state has seen a tremendous investment in various sectors of education, health, power generation, tourism development and industrial development.

The state had introduced ‘Har Ghar Kuchh Kehta Hai’ during the infrastructure development in tourism sector in 2010 and ‘Har Gaon Ki Kahani’ to promote home stay for tourists. The success of these policies has earned several praises for the government.

JPN/Bureau