Ahluwalia, Chouhan approves Madhya Pradesh annual plan for 2008-09

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New Delhi, Mar 25 : Annual Plan size for Madhya Pradesh for the year 2007-08 was approved today at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The Plan outlay was agreed at Rs.14182.61 crores, which include onetime additional Central assistance of Rs.150 crores for projects of special interest to the State.

Ahluwalia said that the State needs to have more attention on human development, social sector needs priority and efforts should be aimed at improving human development index with policy initiatives for creating investor friendly environment.

He said the State Government should avail benefits available under various social sector schemes. Efforts should be made to improve performance in various programmes under Bharat Nirman.

Ahluwalia further said that priority should be given to schemes related to the Bundelkhand area.

Power sector should get focused attention as achievement of higher growth rate in Eleventh Plan could be constrained due to power shortage, he said.

ANI

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