Tribune Information Service

Bhanu P Lohumi

Shimla, 6 March

The pandemic has badly affected Himachal’s Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), inflicting an total lack of Rs 593 crore in 2020-21. The cumulative loss elevated from Rs 3,754.44 crore as on March 31, 2020 to Rs 4,348.19 crore as on March 31, 2021.

At the least 13 out of 23 PSUs are within the purple mark. Heavy loss to Himachal Pradesh State Tourism Improvement Company Attributable to frequent lockouts. Its cumulative loss elevated from Rs 50.17 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 93.31 crore in 2020-21, as there was a pointy drop in vacationer footfalls and inns remained closed for many a part of the yr.

The lack of HP State Electrical energy Board (HPSEB) elevated from Rs 1,520.59 crore to Rs 1,705.91 crore throughout the identical interval, as business and industrial consumption had come down considerably. The lack of Himachal Highway Transport Company stood at Rs 1,573.93 crore in 2020-21, as towards Rs 1,533.70 crore final yr.

Equally, Himachal Pradesh Energy Company reported a cumulative lack of Rs 552.07 crore, adopted by Himachal Pradesh Energy Transmission Company (Rs 240.43 crore), HP Monetary Company (Rs 173.81 crore), Himachal Pradesh Forest Company (Rs 108.57 crore), HPMC. (Rs. 86.75 crore), Himachal Pradesh Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Improvement Company (Rs. 29.28 crore), Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Milk Producers Federation (Rs. 16.10 crore), Himachal Agro Industries Company (Rs. 13.39 crore) and Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Company (Rs. 12.63 crore).

Vital revenue making PSUs embrace HP State Industrial Improvement Company, which registered a cumulative revenue of Rs 82.31 crore, adopted by HP Ex-Servicemen Company (Rs 65.98 crore), HP Basic Industries Company (Rs 40.45 crore) and HP State Residents Provide Company (Rs. 37.59 crore).


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