State government has placed a number of resource proposal plans for the annual plan 2009-10 which has been fixed at Rs 1057.58 crore, before the State Planning Board (SPB) for its consideration and approval.
Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) & development commissioner, Alemtemshi Jamir in an official statement said the resources for the State’s Annual Plan 2009-10 was assessed at Rs 1057.58 crores during a Resource discussion held with the Planning Commission in November 2008. In this regard, a meeting of the SPB was held on February 19.
Given the resource proposal, a draft Plan proposal for Rs 1577 was submitted by the State government against which the various Working Groups have recommended an amount of Rs 1632.99 crores during the Working Group discussion held on January 29.
It was however pointed out that the final outlay of the recommendation was generally decided at the deputy chairman level (Planning Commission) who, in view of the State’s resource position, fixed it at Rs 1500 crores against the recommendation of the Working Groups.
According to the statement, the deputy chairman had assured Nagaland government that the government of India would also take into account an amount of about Rs 600 crores to meet the requirements of the ROP, which if not provided would adversely affect the Plan to the extent of a “Plan Holiday”.
The basic component of the outlay of Rs 1500 crores provided to the state when translated into working figures show as: Externally Aided Project (EAP) at Rs 80 crores, Additional Central Assistance (ACA) at Rs 246.67 crores, Special Plan Assistance (SPA) at Rs 244.44 crores, 13th Finance Commission (TFC) at Rs 10 crores. Negotiated Loan at Rs 200 crores and Additional Resource Mobilisation at Rs 33.34 crores and Divisible outlay at Rs 685.55 crores.
Among the implications and parameters in the distribution of the outlay for Annual Plan 2009-10, an amount of Rs 117 crores has been kept as ‘State Share’ to CSS schemes as the norms of the government of India on State Share for the northeast states have been changed during the current year.
Moreover, the outlay of the sectors that have been allocated one time SPA or provided funds under State earmarked as special one time consideration for completion of projects during 2008-09 would stand reduced by that amount as the project was now completed. These proposals have now been placed before the SPB for consideration and approval.