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M’laya’s plan size fixed at Rs 2230 cr
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAY 21:
Published on 21 May. 2010 11:04 PM IST
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The annual plan for Meghalaya for the year 2010-11 has been fixed at Rs 2230 crore.
The plan outlay was fixed in a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma at New Delhi today.
Sangma said the plan utilization capacity had been steadily increasing over the years, implying that the absorptive policy was improving substantially, while the level of performance in terms of achievement of physical targets under successive plan which had also been encouraging.
He said his government intended to continue up-gradation of urban infrastructure under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and proposed an outlay of Rs 82.50 crore for the purpose. With regards to achievement of targets in the different schemes, Sangma said the State government had been taking every step to ensure that achievement do not fall short of targets.
Pointing out the poor resource position in the state and the North-Eastern States not been able to implement majority of centrally sponsored schemes, the Chief Minister demanded that financing pattern for CSS schemes should be made uniform wat 19: 10.
Approving the plan size of Meghalaya at Rs 2230 crore, Ahluwalia suggested the Meghalaya government to focus its plan on inclusive growth with increase emphasis on creating investor friendly environment so as to improve infrastructure at a faster pace. “Thrust on rural economy would help in creating new jobs for youth,” the Planning Commission Deputy Chairman said.

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