New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Tuesday
approved Rs 42,000 crore Plan outlay for Uttar Pradesh for the
current fiscal, including an additional Central assistance of
Rs 4,300 crore.
"The Planning Commission has agreed to our proposal to
approve Rs 42,000 crore state annual Plan outlay which
includes Rs 4,300 crore additional Central assistance," UP
Chief Secretary Atul Kumar Gupta told reporters.
Gupta was here to finalise state plan with the
Commission member BK Chaturvedi. Interacting with the media,
Gupta said the state asked for Rs 7,000 crore additional
Central assistance. "The Commission has asked the state to
seek funds from other ministries under various schemes when we
sought more funds under additional Central assistance," he
"The Commission has appreciated the efforts of the state
especially for promoting public private partnership projects",
Admitting the gap in demand and supply of power in the
state, Gupta said, "during the current fiscal, 9,000 mw would
be available against the demand of 11,724mw."
"We would add power generation capacity of 2,332mw this
fiscal and 2,952mw in 2011-12 to bridge the gaps. By the end
of the XIth Plan (March 2012), generation capacity addition
would be 6,047mw." he added.