On the lines of Pragati, the Centre’s online monitoring system, the Him Pragati portal launched by the Himachal Pradesh government has come up as a platform to monitor projects and resolve issues and concerns of investors, an official statement said in Sunday.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had announced last year that the government would launch Him Pragati online monitoring system where he himself would monitor power, industrial, tourism and other infrastructure projects to ensure faster clearance and approvals from the departments concerned.
The state government developed this portal with the help of NIC and it was launched in October 2018.
The project monitoring unit has been established in the Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) for implementing this system which is responsible for securitising the uploaded projects, sending tasks and issues to the departments concerned and monitoring the resolution thereof, the government statement said.
However, the need was felt to create a separate interface in the portal so that issues of investors could be addressed and all clearances to them could be fast tracked and monitored by the Chief Minister. As a result, the state created a new interface in the portal for the investors and project proponents who have signed MoUs with the state.
The Industries Department has been made the nodal department for uploading the signed MoUs and monitoring the concerns raised by the developers with various departments.
The Chief Minister’s Office reviews the online progress and issues necessary directions to the departments concerned for resolving concerns raised by the investors and also organises joint meetings of investors and senior government officers, chaired by the Chief Minister, to resolve issues and fast track clearances.
A total of 700 MoUs amounting to Rs 93,000 crore were signed by the state government so far and they have been uploaded on this interface.
Project developers have raised 204 concerns through this interface out of which 154 concerns have been resolved by the departments.
Besides, 147 on-going projects amounting to Rs 18,866 crore have been uploaded on the Him Pragati portal.
Project developers also raised 101 concerns out of which 55 have been resolved, the statement said.