English Release 28-February 2015
- Prime Minister's Office
- Text of PM’s reaction on Union General Budget 2015 to DD News
- PM accepts resignation of Dr. R.K. Pachauri from PM's Council on Climate Change
- PM welcomes Union Budget; terms it positive and pragmatic
- PM remembers the dedication, determination and untiring efforts of our scientists on National Science Day
- Department of Atomic Energy
- Physics Utsav-2015 at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre inaugurated by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Director, BARC
- Min for Develop. of North-East Region
- Union Budget fulfills aspirations of the North-Eastern Region and J&K, say Dr. Jitendra Singh
- Min of Defence
- Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff
pays Homage to Valiant Armed Forces Personnel
at Noida Shaheed Smarak
- Ministry of Finance
- Budget 2015-16 Marks the Beginning of Co-Operative Federalism and Empowerment of the States.
- Self Employment and Talent Utilisation (SETU) to be Established
- ATAL Innovation Mission (AIM) to be Set up
- Corporate Tax to be Reduced and GST to be Implemented
- National Investment and Infrastructure Fund to be Set up
- Five New Ultra-Mega Power Projects to be Set Up
Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station Will be Commissioned in 2015-16
- Facilities at Cultural World Heritage Sites are to be Restored: Arun Jaitley
- Arun Jaitley Says Development Should be as Green as Possible
- Facilities at Cultural World Heritage Sites are to be Restored: Arun Jaitley
- Education Sector Allocated Rs. 68968 Cr while Rural Development gets Rs 79526 Cr in the Year 2015-16
Task Force to Establish a Sector Neutral Financial Redressal Agency to be Set Up
- Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to be Set Up
- Government to Launch A National Skills Mission Soon
Aiims to be Launched in J&K, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Assam in 2015-16
- Forwards Markets Commission to be Merged with Sebi
- 8 Centrally Sponsored Schemes Delinked from Support of the Centre
- No Change in the Rate of Personal Income-Tax and The Rate of Tax for Companies on Income in Financial Year 2015-16
- A Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) an Electronic Plateform for Financing of Trade Receivables of MSMES
- Monetising Gold
- Postal Network Spread Across the Country to be Used for Increasing Access to Formal Financial System
- Universal Social Security System for all Specially the Poor and the Under-Privileged:
- Employees Under the Employees Provident Fund(EPF) to be Provided two Options
- Shri Jaitley Announces Measures to Improve the Ease of Doing Business with
Focus to Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Activities Under MGNREGA
- Benefits to Middle Class Tax Payers in the Budget 2015-16
- ‘Act East’ Policy of the Government
- Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Bank Set up for Small Enterprises
in Lending Priority was Given to SC/ST Enterprises
- Distinction Between Different types of Foreign Investments Done Away to Simplify the Procedure for Indian Companies to Attract Foreign Investment
- Jaitley’s Budget to Create Jobs through Revival of Growth and Investment with Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing and “Make In India”
- Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna to be Fully Supported
- Tax Measures Announced to Promote Swachh Bharat Initiatives and Public Health.
- Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley Outlines Measures to Curb Black Money in Budget 2015-16
- Effective and Hassle-Free Agriculture Credit with a Special Focus on Small and Marginal Farmers
- Job Creation Through Revival of Growth and Investment and Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing and ‘Make in India’.
- Investment In Infrastructure To Go Up By Rs.70,000 Crore In Year 2015-16 Over Year 2014-15
- Black Money Bill in the Current Session
- Corporate Tax to be Reduced and GST to be Implemented;
- Eligible Donations to Swachh Bharat Kosh and Clean Ganga Fund to be 100% Deductible
- Effective and Optimal Allocation of Natural Resources and Financial Inclusion Among the Priorities of the Government Enunciated in Budget Speech
- Indirect Tax Proposals to Maximize Benefits to the Economy
- Min of Health and Family Welfare
- Budget is Pro-People, Balanced, Growth-Oriented, Inclusive and Progressive: Shri J P Nadd
- Min of Home Affairs
- Rajnath Singh congratulates Arun Jaitley
- Ministry of Tourism
- Tourist Visa on Arrival Scheme to be Extended to 150 Countries Gradually, Finance Ministe
- Min of Youth Affairs and Sports
- Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal congratulates Indian cricket team
Planning Commission16-July, 2012 18:55 IST
|Uttarakhand Plan for 2012-13 Finalized |
|The Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 for the state of Uttarakhand was finalised here today at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Mr. Vijay Bahuguna. The plan size has been agreed at Rs8, 200crore. |
In his comments on the plan performance of the State, Mr Ahluwalia said the commission is fully aware of the infrastructure deficit in the State and their constraint in meet the cost of infrastructure development, He said the State need to further encourage private sector participation in infrastructure development. Improved infrastructure would help the State in fully tapping the potential in sectors like tourism while catalysing economic activity in all regions of the State.
Attention was also drawn to problems in the human development including dropout rate in education and minority welfare. Members of the Commission pointed out that the States could help central Government in improving efficiency of the centrally sponsored schemes by pointing out problems in implementation. They were of the opinion that suggestions from State would help in timely corrections and thus help in reaching targets.
The Gross State Domestic Product at Constant Prices (2004-05) of Uttarakhand has increased from Rs.24786 crore to Rs.55606 crore during 2004-05 to 2011-12 while All India GDP at Constant Prices has increased from Rs.2971464 crore to Rs.5222027 crore during the same period. Since 2004-05 to 2011-12, the GSDP of Uttarakhand has increased by 124.34% while all India GDP has increased to 75.74%.The GSDP growth of Uttarakhand was much higher than the national average of GDP growth during the period.
The Per Capita Income of Uttarakhand has increased by the 93.44% from Rs.24726/- to Rs.47831/- during 2004-05 to 2011-12 while the all India per capita income has increased by 57.42% from Rs.24143/- to Rs.38005/- during the same period. The average growth in Per Capita Income of Uttarakhand during 2004-05 to 2011-12 was 9.92% which is lower than the growth in all India per capita income of 6.70% during the same period.
The Chief Minister pointed out that only 18% persons are below poverty line in the State against 32.7% in 2004-05. Rural poverty during the same period improved from 35.1 to 14.1 per cent while urban poverty was 25.2% in 2009-10 against 26.2% in 2004-05. He said the 12th Five Year Plan will target the poverty and unemployment as the most serious challenges for the development planning in the State. Infrastructure, Agriculture & Allied Sectors Water & Irrigation, Industry, Power, Tourism, Education & Skill Development and Medical & Health would be the major sectors to be focused during 12th Five Year Plan.
He said being a hill-State, the State would appreciate a Comprehensive Water Management Programme which would look at irrigation, flood control, water recharging and soil conservation measures in a holistic way. The State renders ecological services to the country which has been estimated by various studies to be between Rs.25, 000-40,000 per annum.
He said the need is to ensure livelihood security, economic growth and equity to align the people of the border areas with the national mainstream. Strengthening of socio-economic infrastructure in this area is beyond any argument for the safety of the nation. He said because of the strategic nature of the State, there is strong case for developing a wide network of railways to all district as a strategic defence initiative. Similarly there is a need to take up development of airports, airstrips and helipads as a strategic defence, tourist and disaster management initiative.
The State Government has identified livelihood security, economic security, energy security, conservation of environment and forests as policy fundamentals for the development of the State and for this purpose proposed a 12th plan of Rs.55229.91 crore of which 56.25% is allocated to economic services 41.15% to social services.
(Release ID :85362)