Himachal Pradesh has witnessed remarkable growth in almost every sector in the past three and a half years and State Government’s endeavours in implementation of ambitious schemes and growth in various sectors had been appreciated even at National level. The priority areas of the government Sadak, Shiksha and Swasthya and to ensure Swarojgar, Swablamban and Swabhiman had also introduced major breakthroughs in last three and half years.Even with limited resources at its hand, the state is moving fast on the path of progress. In last three years, Himachal in various nationwide surveys conducted by various prestigious agencies had emerged pioneer in various sectors of development in the country. Himachal Pradesh had been conferred Prime Minister Award for Sustainable Development of Plastic in the state. In survey conducted by India Today, Himachal Pradesh had been adjudged Best Big State for its outstanding performance in education, macro economy, investment and housing during last year. Earlier in India Today Survey, Himachal Pradesh had been adjudged fastest mover state, best in education, best in health, best in macro economy and best in investment in the year 2009.
In another nationwide survey conducted by the Outlook Magazine and IBN-7 Electronic Channel, State’s performance in Women Empowerment, Employment and Environment Conservation had been found the Best and Himachal has been conferred Diamond State Award for women empowerment, Environment Conservation and Employment Generation.
In the survey conducted by the Agriculture Today Magazine in 2010 Himachal Pradesh had been adjudged the best for its initiatives in the field of agriculture development and has been conferred with Agriculture Leadership Award-2010.
Himachal has won various other awards for its painstaking efforts in tourism sector. These include Most Preferred Mountain/Hill Destination- Shimla by CNBC Awaz, Best Summer Destination by Outlook Traveller, Favourite Adventure Destination- Himachal Pradesh by Outlook Traveller, Favourite Summer Destination- Himachal Pradesh by Outlook Traveller and Favourite Hill Station- Manali by Outlook Traveller.
In Information Technology sector the state has been given Telecom India Excellence Award for application of Information Technology in Administration, National Level Award for HIMSWAN Project, Web Ratna Award for Citizen Centric Services, National e-Governance Award for e-Gazette and National e-Governance award for H.P. Police Web Portal.
Himachal Pradesh has also been ranked number One in Implementation of Twenty Point Programme in the Country in year 2009 by the Planning Commission and state won a National Award for registration of maximum BPL families under National Health Insurance Scheme.