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Himachal Pradesh to present country's first paperless budget on March 11

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is set to present country's first 'paperless' budget on March 11.All documents related to budget will be made available online.Assembly Speaker BB Butail said that only 10 or 15 copies will be

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 23, 2015 8:28 IST ]
himachal pradesh to present country s first paperless
himachal pradesh to present country s first paperless budget on march 11

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh is set to present country's first 'paperless' budget on March 11.

All documents related to budget will be made available online.

Assembly Speaker BB Butail said that only 10 or 15 copies will be printed for record.

"No other paper document would be published as all information would be uploaded on the e-Vidhan system," the Speaker was quoted as saying in a Times of India report.

Earlier, around 200 copies along with huge volumes of other documents used to be published.

The e-plan will save the state exchequer Rs 15 crore annually and also 6,000-odd trees.

With this e-Vidhan programme, the northern state will also become the country's first state to present budget online.

Butail informed that National Informatics Centre Services Inc was the implementing agency for the project.

The state already has the country's first green Assembly.

Government's initiative of e-Vidhan project to make the Assembly's everyday proceedings paperless has won accolades from the Centre. The pilot project was launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in the Monsoon Session of the Assembly in August last year to make the House paperless.

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