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CPI(M) asks govt to table 12th Plan document in Parliament

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 15:06

CPI(M) has asked the government to urgently table the 12th Plan document for debate in the ongoing session of Parliament so as to avoid cost escalation and "haphazard and shoddy implementation" of development schemes as was witnessed in the last plan.

Poor economy derails Plan Comm's 8% growth target in 12th Plan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:45

Attributing lower-than-expected growth to global factors, Montek Singh Ahluwalia said 12th Plan's growth target could be lowered to around 7.5 percent.

'Mid-term appraisal of 12th Plan to help govt judge its work'

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 14:04

Montek said the mid-term appraisal of 12th Plan (2012-17) will be done by the end of 2014.

Need new fund-raising avenues to meet capital requirements

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 15:52

Alternate avenues for fund raising like insurance and pension funds need to be tapped into to meet India's growing capital requirements and to achieve the growth target of 8 percent during the 12th Plan period, says a study.

Economy to expand over 5%, average 8% growth rate to be revisited

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:12

The Planning Commission on Friday said it will revisit annual average GDP growth target of 8 percent for the 12th Plan (2012-17) in view of dismal performance in first two years of policy period, while saying the economy is likely to expand by over 5 percent this fiscal.

CCEA approves National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 22:18

The government on Thursday approved implementation of the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) during the 12th Plan Period and has allocated Rs 3,507 crore for the purpose.

Govt approves Rs 740 cr for Food Processing Min scheme

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 20:52

The government on Thursday approved Rs 740 crore fund for the 12th Plan period for Food Processing Ministry's scheme to facilitate the setting up of units and technology upgradation.

Crisil sees power demand growth at a tepid 6.2% in 12th Plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 21:25

Tepid demand from industrial and commercial segments will result in electricity generation companies facing pressure on returns during the 12th Plan period, leading to slower growth, Crisil said Wednesday.

8-9% growth achievable by end of 12th Plan: Sibal

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 16:18

It is possible for the country to achieve economic growth rate of 8-9 percent by the end of 12th Plan period (2012-17) but prior planing is needed for this, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said on Friday.

32-hour hackathon on 12th Plan on Apr 6-7

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 21:53

"The hackathon will last for 32 hours during which participants will gather in teams across India to compete for interesting prizes in three categories - mobile/web applications, infographics and short films," an official statement said on .

States needs to chip in to improve healthcare, says Montek

Last Updated: Saturday, March 09, 2013, 22:00

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday said the states need to match central government's expenditure on healthcare planned in the 12th Plan period (2012-17) to improve the sector.

Reversing economic slowdown is our top priority: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 09:50

In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister said that the current economic situation is difficult and the government's first priority is to reverse this economic slowdown.