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Planning Commission considering Maha govt`s request on Kumbha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:28

The Planning Commission is considering a request for assistance from the Maharashtra Government with regard to the Kumbh Mela being organised in Nashik district next year, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Plan Panel to apprise PM on performance of infra sector

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 19:40

Future targets for the infrastructure sector, which is a focus area for the Modi-led government, will also be discussed during the presentation.

Central departments spent Rs 35K cr under SC/ST Sub-Plan in 2013-14

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 16:19

The government`s 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed.

No plans to abolish Planning Commission: Rao Inderjit Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:35

Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement regarding the role of the Commission.

Need to streamline role of Planning Commission: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:57

On the issue of Rangarajan committee report on poverty, Singh said the recommendations are still being considered by the government.

Need to streamline role of Planning Commission: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 14:49

Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday underlined the need for streamlining the role of the Planning Commission, the country`s apex policy making body which is yet to be reconstituted by the new government.

163 large and medium irrigation projects delayed: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:31

A total of 163 large and medium irrigation projects are delayed, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

100 million more Indians defined as poor: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:11

The poverty line is used to help determine government welfare benefit entitlements.

3 out of 10 in India are poor: Rangarajan panel

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 02:44

A panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan has dismissed the Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty and said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 percent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor.

Rangarajan panel report on poverty today

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:19

The Planning Commission in May 2012 had constituted the expert group to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty, following an uproar over the number of poor in the country.

No decision on reconstitution of Plan Comm so far: Minister

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 14:45

The Commission is actively involved in preparation of the budget and will soon have a new team.

Govt may appoint Planning Commission Deputy Chairman soon

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:48

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reconstitute the Planning Commission and may appoint its Deputy Chairman shortly.