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'New govt will need to revive investments to boost growth'

The economy grew at a decade low rate of 4.5 percent in the first fiscal of 12th Plan (2012-13).

NDC to take final call on Rajan panel report: PlanCom

Planning Commission Thursday said it has not scrapped Raghuram Rajan Committee report and it will be placed before the country's apex Planning body National Development Council headed by the Prime Minister for consideration.

Plan Comm to take views of states on Rajan report: Official

Planning Commission will hold wider consultation with stakeholders, including states, before firming up its views on the controversial Rajan panel report that has suggested abolishing the special category status to states.

Plan Comm yet to take view on Rajan report on states: Montek

Planning Commission will soon take a view on the controversial report of the Raghuram Rajan panel, which made a case for ending the special category status for poorer states, Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

8.2% economic growth not easy: Plan panel

The National Development Council (NDC) has already scaled down the average growth target for the 12th Plan to 8 percent from 8.2 percent envisaged earlier. The average growth rate was 7.9 percent in 11th Plan (2007-12).

NDC meeting: Time limit helped us accommodate 40 speakers, says PM

Virtually brushing aside Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s angry walk out of the NDC meeting, PM Manmohan Singh said electronically imposed time limit had helped in accommodating 40 speakers.

Give flexibility to states in implementation of schemes: Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday urged the Centre to allow flexibility to states in implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes.

Delhi gang-rape: CMs voice concern, want effective steps to protect women

Condemning rape of a 23-year-old woman here, a number of Chief Ministers on Thursday expressed concern over the issue of safety of women in the country and sought more effective steps in this regard.

Jayalalithaa’s walkout from NDC meeting evokes mixed reactions

Walkout by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from National Development Council meeting here for not being granted enough time to complete speech evoked mixed reaction from political leaders.

Jaya walkout: States had been told about 10-minute limit

Secretary in the Planning Commission Sindhushree Khullar had sent a letter to Chief Secretaries of the states conveying that the maximum time permissible to each Chief Minister would be 10 minutes because of time constraints.

Nitish makes strong pitch for special category status to Bihar

Nitish also demanded the constitution of an expert group to examine and recommend appropriate policy measures to overcome development disabilities of Bihar.

PM for shifting farmers to non-agri jobs to raise income

PM also said farmers' income and agri-land yields need to be enhanced to meet the growing foodgrains demand in the coming years, building on the success of the 11th Plan.

Centre slams Jayalalithaa`s charge

The Centre Thursday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s charge that non-Congress ruled states were discriminated against at the NDC.

NE states ask for higher allocation of funds for development

Northeastern states on Thursday strongly pitched for higher allocation of central funds for various developments projects, saying additional resources would accelerate growth and improve infrastructure in the remote region.

Reversing economic slowdown is our top priority: PM

In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister said that the current economic situation is difficult and the government's first priority is to reverse this economic slowdown.

Plan panel for lowering growth target in 12th Plan to 8%

This is the second time that the Planning Commission will be scaling down the growth projection for the 12th Plan (2012-17).

Bihar CM to raise special status plea at NDC meet

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he would raise the demand for special status state for Bihar at the National Development Council meeting.

Parliamentary panel to discuss 12th Plan document

A Parliamentary panel will discuss the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) document, which aims to raise annual average economic growth to 8.2 percent from 7.9 percent in the previous Plan.

NDC likely to meet in first week of Nov to approve 12th Plan

The full Planning Commission and Union Cabinet have already approved the draft 12th Plan document.

Plan panel cuts annual GDP growth target to 8.2% for 12th Plan

The average annual growth in the 11th Plan, which ended in March 2011, is estimated at around 8 percent, as against the target of 9 percent.