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Madhya Pradesh annual plan stresses energy, infra development

Bhopal, March 5 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Planning Commission has approved the proposed annual plan of Rs.18,014 crore for the year 2010-11 with focuse on energy, infrastructure and centrally-sponsored schemes, an official said here Friday.

The plan ‘includes funds received for Bundelkhand area and the additional funds received under the recommendations of 13th Finance Commission,’ State Planning Commission Secretary Devendra Singhai said.

He said the state’s share in the plan will be 74 per cent and that of the central government 24 per cent.

‘A provision of 40 per cent of funds has been made for district level schemes, 22.60 percent have been allocated for Scheduled Tribes’ sub-plan and 15.50 per cent for the Scheduled Castes’ sub-plan,’ Singhai said.

Presiding over the State Planning Commission meeting that approved the plan, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said full utilisation of funds should be ensured for implementing the priorities set for making Madhya Pradesh a golden state.

The state’s annual Plan for the year 2007-08 was of Rs.12,011 crore, which was raised to Rs.14,061 crore for 2008-09, and to Rs.16,174 crore in 2009-10. ‘The quantum of Rs.18,014 for the year 2010-11 is Rs.1840 crore more than the last year and it will be sent to the Union Planning Commission for approval,’ Singhai said.

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