Why using achievement to deny status, asks Odisha

Odisha government on Saturday said
its economic achievements should not be used against the state
for denying special category status.

WikiLeaks: "No comments", says Montek

Planning Commission Deputy
Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, whose name figures in the
WikiLeaks with regard to the Finance Ministry portfolio, Friday
refused to comment on the controversy.

Ambit of action plan for Naxal-hit districts to widen: Montek

The Plan panel on Saturday said that the
ambit of development scheme -- Integrated Action Plan (IAP) --
for Naxal-hit districts would be widened to include even
backward districts which are not in the grip of Naxalism.

Montek backs Rs 982-cr PMO package for Bhopal victims

The Planning Commission Friday supported the PMO proposal for a special Rs 982-crore package for the Bhopal victims.

Montek for 35kg foodgrains every month to poor

Planning Commission chief Montek
Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said that the poor should get 35 kg of
foodgrains every month at Rs 3 per kg, as against the present
proposal of 25 kg, under the food security law.

Montek for further opening up of financial sector

Ahead of the Budget, Planning Commission Dy Chairman Montek S Ahluwalia has said the country should further liberalise its financial sector.

Montek for further opening up of financial sector

Ahead of the Budget, Planning Commission Dy Chairman Montek S Ahluwalia has said the country should further liberalise its financial sector.

Govt to aggressively sell cereals to check price rise: Montek

India`s Planning Commission Deputy
Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the government
would "aggressively" sell cereals in the open market to rein
in surging food prices.

Food inflation to ease next month: Montek

The Planning Commission on Monday said
food inflation will come down next month from a more than a
decade`s high of around 20 per cent, as apprehensions about
adverse effect of drought were easing.

3G auctions could lead to rise in investments: Montek

The Cabinet’s decision to auction 3G spectrum in January next year will give a fillip to investments in port, power, telecom and roads in the next 12-18 months, deputy Planning Commission chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.

Divert power, fert subsidies to improve rural infra: Montek

The Planning Commission today
said the amount being spend on power and fertilizer subsidies
can be better utilised to improve agriculture infrastructure
and raise farm productivity.

Industry to maintain double digit growth: Montek

Attributing the double digit industrial growth rate to stimulus packages, the Planning Commission on Friday said the growth momentum would be maintained in the coming months.

Tendulkar submits report on poverty estimation to Montek

The Suresh Tendulkar committee
today submitted its report on a new methodology for measuring
poverty to the Planning Commission.

Montek for continuance of stimulus till March-end

Planning Commission pitches for continuation of stimulus provided to indus till March-end, notwithstanding the robust 7.9% growth recorded in Q2.

GDP forecast for 2009-10 may have to be upped: Montek

The Planning Commission Monday said the projections for the entire 2009-10 financial year may have to be revised upward after the latest GDP figures pointed towards an upturn in the economy.

Economy likely to grow by 6.5%: Montek

The Planning Commission expects
the economy to grow by 6.5 percent during the current fiscal,
and inflation of food articles to moderate in the coming
months with the arrival of rabi crops.

No case for stimulus withdrawal this fiscal: Montek

The Planning Commission on Monday
said there is no case for withdrawal of stimulus in the
current financial year until growth picks up to seven per
cent.

Impact of global recession to be felt in 2010-11: Montek

The Planning Commission on Friday said the impact of the global meltdown will be felt also in the next fiscal and it would not be possible to achieve the average growth target of 9 percent in the Eleventh Plan.

Montek for higher imports, effective PDS to tame food prices

Concerned over rising food prices, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday pitched for increasing supplies through imports and better use of the public distribution system.

Economic growth to exceed 6.3%: Montek

India will grow at more than 6.3 per cent exceeding the Planning Commission`s forecast as the impact of drought would not be as bad as anticipated earlier, the Commission`s Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said.