The development of Light Combat
Aircraft (LCA) for its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) is in
progress and the delivery of the plane is scheduled to take
place in the 12th Plan period, the government said.
Notwithstanding the `negativities`
of the global economic slowdown and its impact on the state, Tamil Nadu government Monday said it planned for an "ambitious" outlay of Rs 1.85 lakh crore for the ensuing 12th Plan.
Several important CMs skipped the regional consultations organised by the
Planning Commission to prepare the `Approach` paper to the
12th Plan (2012-17) that seeks to raise India`s economic
growth to 9-9.5 per cent.
The government spending on education will be increased to USD 100 billion in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) from the estimated USD 70 billion during the current plan period, Sam Pitroda said on Friday.