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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.