Chhattisgarh gets Rs 13,230 cr for 2010-11 annual plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 19:53

New Delhi: Chhattisgarh on Wednesday received more
than 20 per cent hike in its annual plan for 2010-11 with the
Planning Commission sanctioning Rs 13,230 crore to the state
for the year.

"For 2009-10, we had received Rs 10,947 crore as annual
plan. However for 2010-11, the Planning Commission has
sanctioned Rs 13,230 crore, which is a more than 20 per cent
hike over last year," Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh
told reporters after meeting Planning Commission Deputy
Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia here.

He said the state government also sought a Rs 9,600 crore
special package from the Plan panel for Bastar and other
Naxal-affected areas.

"We had a detailed discussion on it and hope that the
Commission sanctions it in the near future," Singh said.

Ahluwalia, while appreciating the efforts of the state
government in various sectors, said that it has some ambitious
plans in pipeline, especially for the 12th Plan period.

"It plans to generate 46,000 MW of power in the 12th Plan
period and is also focussing on other sectors like social
sector, food security and sanitation. The Commission will also
provide support to Chhattisgarh for implementation of Right
To Education Act," he said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 19:53

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