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Postal Services beat revenue target three years in a row

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:14

The government had set a revenue target of Rs 7,522.02 crore for the Postal Services in 2011-12, while the Department registered revenue of Rs 7,899.40 crore.

Govt approves Rs 309.6 cr scheme to modernise IP offices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:27

The government on Wednesday approved the continuation of a Rs 309.6 crore-scheme to modernise and strength Intellectual Property (IP) offices during the 12th Plan period.

Planning Commission may not lower 12th Plan growth target

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 13:44

The Planning Commission's internal meeting on Wednesday, to be headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, may not suggest any cut in 8 percent annual average growth target for the 12th Plan though the economy performed below average in the first two years of this period.

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.