Himachal approves Rs 3,700 crore Plan for 2012-13

February 23, 2012 8:04 pm 0 comments

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Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has proposed an annual Plan of Rs 3,700 crore for the next financial year which is nearly 12.12 per cent more than the last annual plan.

The Himachal Pradesh State Planning Board in its meeting today also approved Rs 22,800 crore for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17), which is  65 per cent more than the 11th Five Years Plan approved outlay of Rs 13778 crore.

Chief Minister PK Dhumal said that the state targets an economic growth rate of 9.5 per cent during the 12th Five-Year Plan against 9 per cent fixed at the national level.

For the next financial year, Dhumal said, said that Rs 914.64 crore had been proposed under Scheduled Castes Sub Plan and Rs 333 crore under Tribal Sub Plan.

The social services sector has been accorded top-most priority in the next year as the state allocated Rs 1189.56 crore which was 32.15 percent of the total plan outlay for 2012-13.

Dhumal said that second priority has been accorded for transportation and communication sector by allocating Rs. 778.76 crore which was 21.05 percent of total annual plan.

He said that this would help in accelerating the pace of construction of roads, maintenance and strengthening of transportation means in the State. Third priority has been accorded for energy by allocating Rs. 581.92 crore which was 15.73 percent of the total annual plan.

Agriculture and allied sectors had been accorded next priority by allocating Rs. 480.30 crore which was 12.98 percent of the total plan outlay. He said that this percentage was the highest in the country and State Government’s endeavours in this respect had been appreciated at national level.was 12.12 percent more than the last annual plan.

He said that for next year Rs.914.64 crore had been proposed under Scheduled Castes Sub Plan and Rs. 333 crore under Tribal Sub Plan.

Chief Minister said that endeavours of his Government had remained to get maximum increase in the plan allocation which was evident also from the fact that his Government during last tenure got Five Years Plan of Rs. 10300 crore approved for the period 2002-07 which was 70 percent more than the 9th Five Years Plan 1997-2002 approved during Congress regime.

Dhumal said that endeavours of the Government would be to ensure utilization of plan funds fully besides getting maximum assistance under Normal Central Assistance, Additional Central Assistance and also externally funding under various projects.

Dhumal said that he has requested the Prime Minister of India to provide special plan assistance of Rs. 5214 crore which include Rs. 2500 crore on account of special plan assistance and Rs. 2714 crore under estimated committed liabilities of the State.

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