Financial assistance for Manipur raised by 30 percent

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New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said that India raised financial assistance for Manipur by 30 percent to 26 billion rupees.

The annual plan was finalised at a meeting held between Ahluwalia and Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

Ahluwalia said that the total size of Manipur Annual Plan for the FY 2010-11 amounted to 26 billion rupees for various schemes launched by the state government in areas of education, power, road, and health services.

"We have also come to a resolution on the size of a plan, there is a 30 percent increase over the previous year total plan is of 26 billion rupees. We have noted that the state government has pointed out that delayed releases of funds by some ministries in the past have made it difficult to achieve a higher level of plan size and I think he has assured us that the progress of work has now gaining momentum," said Ahluwalia.

Manipur is home to over 200 tribes and ethnic groups and is wrecked by separatist insurgencies. (ANI)

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