Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled the memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Implementation Agreement signed on 5 June, 2006 with Himalayan Ski Village Limited for setting up of ski village in Kullu district.

The decision was taken here on Friday in the state cabinet held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The cabinet also decided that the Industries Department would refund three per cent stamp duty out of the six percent stamp duty charged from the industrialist at the time of registration if they purchase private land for setting up the post harvest processing infrastructure in the State after installation of the unit.

In order to facilitate the farmers the procedure to register tractors the state cabinet decided to relax the condition of minimum one hectare land to 2.5 bigha.

It was also decided to that if the owner the tractor owner does not have agriculture land, he can submit affidavit regarding land in the name of his father or mother.

The cabinet decided to provide government land measuring 13-47-52 hectare in Shilapur, tehsil Kalpa and Murang in Kinnaur district on lease in favour of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPCL) for construction of Kashang Hydro Electric Project Stage II and III in accordance with the provision of H.P. Lease Rules, 2013 on lease amount of Rs. 180 per year for 40 years, which would increase by 5 percent after five years, by relaxing the provision of Section 118 HP Land Reforms Act, 1972.

Cabinet also decided to transfer government land measuring 24-51-09 situation in Dharmshala Tehsil of Kangra district in favour of Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India for setting up of Central University.

Nod was given by cabinet to amendment in Himachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, under this the minimum taxable turn over limit has been enhance to Rs. 20 lakh from the exiting limit of Rs. 10 lakhs. This will give a big relief to small traders in the state.

The return the filling of small tax payers (composition dealer) has been simplified and they will now file the return quarterly instead of monthly and the payment of tax will also be done quarterly.