Paperless assembly will save Himachal government Rs 15 crore and also, a lot of trees

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The successful execution of paperless e-Vidhan Sabha will save Himach Pradesh government Rs 15 crore, apart from being environment friendly, Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh said on today.

Under the project the assembly was made totally paperless with all the replies to questions, copies of bills and reports being provided online. All ministers were given touch screen devices to do their work. The transition wasn’t a smooth one as many legislators had to take computer training classes to get familiar with the technology. But the hard work has been worth the while.

The state is taking additional steps to save the fragile ecology of the hills and has already finalized an action plan on climate change as a part of adaptation and mitigation strategies, the Governor said in his three minute address on the first day of Himachal Pradesh Assembly session.

The state has also planted 45 lakh medicinal plants, investing Rs 10 crore.

The state has also received a development policy loan of $100 million from the World Bank for shifting towards green growth and sustainable development.