Jharkhand Plan for 2012-13 Finalized

Jharkhand Plan for 2012-13 Finalized
The Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 for the state of Jharkhand was finalised here today at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Arjun Munda. The plan size has been agreed at Rs 16300 crore.

In his comments on the plan performance of the State, Mr Ahluwalia said the State has been performing well and achievements are at expected levels. He said the focus during the 12th plan should on catching up with the rest of country in human development indices while continuing efforts to create investment friendly environment. He said road transport and health care needs special attention. Focus should also be on reducing gender gap in literacy and improving quality of education.

Mr Ahluwalia said that the Commission was nearing finalization of the 12th plan which will focus on providing greater flexibility to the States in implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. He said the Commission would like to go into the causes of delays in getting clearances of development projects and thus requested the State Government to send a note on its irrigation and agriculture projects which are not taking off because of delay on getting environment and forest clearances.

Planning commission however noted with satisfaction that the total literacy rate in Jharkhand has improved from 54.13% in 2001 to 67.63% in 2011. But it is still lower than the all India Literacy Rate of 74.04% in 2011. As per census 2001 the gender gap in literacy was 28.4%. In 2008 this gap was reduced to 27.31% (As per NSS data). The male literacy is increasing at the rate of 1.02% and the female literacy at the rate of 1.04%. State Government was congratulated specially for achieving highest growth rate in agriculture during 11th plan period.

The overall GSDP growth rate of Jharkhand reached at the peak level of 20.5% in 2007-08 which turned negative at -1.7% in 2008-09 and subsequently improved to 5.0% and 6.0% respectively in 2009-10 and 2010-11. The growth of agriculture sector was 5.6% in 2007-08 and which significantly improved to 16% in 2008-09 but again came down to 1.8% in 2009-10. The growth rate of agriculture sector however improved to 7.7% in 2010-11. Similarly the growth rate of industry sector was very high at 44.7% in 2007-08 which suddenly dipped to -2.4% in 2008-09 and also remained at low level of 0.8% in 2009-10 and -0.1% in 2010-11. The growth of service sector has been good compared to the Primary and Secondary sectors. The growth rate of the services sector was 12.3%, 8.8%, 9.7% and 9.9% respectively in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The Per Capita income of Jharkhand at 1999-2000 (constant) prices increased from Rs.15303 in 2007-08 to Rs.16294 in 2008-09 but was still lower than the all India per capita income of Rs.25494 in 2008-09. It registered an increase of 20.48% by reaching at Rs.20, 996 in 2007-08 over the previous year. It however came down to Rs.19, 867 in 2008-09 registering thereby a decline of 5.38% over the previous year. The Per Capita Net State Domestic Product of Jharkhand was Rs.22, 902 in 2011-12 compared to Rs.38, 005 All India Per Capita NDP.

Briefing the Commission on the plan performance of the State and also on strategy for the 12th plan, Mr Munda said the focus of development would be on making benefits reach deprived section of the society. With this objective, emphasis would be on infrastructure development with private participation and added efforts on reducing gaps in health care and education. He said centre should help the State Government in overcoming infrastructure deficits and high cost of law and order maintenance. He said despite efforts around 35 lakh families are still below poverty. He said panchayati Raj Institutions have been revived and empowered.

He said the State would pursue an ambitious plan of 10 per cent growth in the 12th plan in order to double per capita income by 2016-17. Agriculture growth would be targeted at 6.5 % while industrial growth would be 12.5%. The State would aim at creating 2.12 million additional jobs.

Source - PIB - (Release ID :85726)

Delhi plan For 2012-13 Finalized


The Annual Plan for the year 2012-13 for the state of Delhiwas finalised here today at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr.Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit. The plan size has been agreed at Rs.15,862crore.

In his comments on the performance of the State, Mr Ahluwalia said performance in all sectors is appreciable. Delhi has taken a number of initiatives which have helped in expediting pace of development and Planning Commission would suggest other States to learn from Delhi experience. Lot of focus is on social sector in which allocation will go up from 63 per cent to 65 per cent during the 12th plan.

Mr Ahluwalia said the process of 12th plan finalization is nearing completion and he would request all States to suggest measures which they would like to be adopted in the plan that could improve efficiency of central schemes. He said the new plan will have added emphasis on urbanization and issue related to urbanization need to be flagged for evolving a more comprehensive approach.

For the first time since 1951, the decadal growth rate of population in the NCT of Delhi has been recorded lower at 20.96 per cent in 2011 Census (47.02 per cent in 2001). The rapid population increase has raised density of population from 9340 persons per squarer kilometres in 2001 to 11297 persons per square kilometres in 2011. Urban population constitutes 97.50% of total population. The literacy rate in Delhi has increase from 81.67% (Census 2001) to 86.34% in 2011. Female literacy rate in NCT Delhi was 74.71% in 2001 which rose to 80.93% as against the corresponding national average of 53.67% and 65.46% respectively. Sex ratio i.e. number of females per 1000 males for the State in 2011 was 866 as compared to 940 at All-India level. The Child Sex Ratio (0-6 years) has declined from 868 (2001) to 866 (2011) in the State. It has been observed that the sex ratio and Child sex ratio in Delhi as compared to the All India are very low.

The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of the State increased from Rs.1,00,325 crore in 2004-05 to Rs.2,13,429 crore in the year 2011-12. The per capita Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) of the State was Rs.63877 in the year 2004-05 which increased to Rs.1,19,032 in 2011-12 against the All-India Average of Rs.38,005. NCT of Delhi continues to register higher percentage growth of GSDP and Per Capita NSDP than All-India.

In Sectoral Composition of GSDP, Agriculture and Allied sector makes a negligible contribution to the GSDP of Delhi. Its share in the GSDP was a mere 1.09 per cent in 2004-05 which declined to 0.69% during 2011-12. The share of Industry is also declining slowly from 18.44% in 2004-05 to 14.08% during the year 2011-12. On the other hand, the contribution of tertiary sector has been rising continuously. Its share has gone up to 85.23% in 2011-12 from 80.47% in 2004-05.

In her comments on plan strategy for the current fiscal and 12th plan, Ms Dixit said the Government would work to giving Delhi image of a caring city where every citizen proudly aspires to and secured feature for himself and his family. She said the State has opted for a zero loan budget that would get around 92 per cent funding from its own sources. She said 12th plan outlay of Rs.90,000 crore would include Rs.83,137 crore from own sources.

She said plan utilization of 98 per cent was achieved in 1`1th plan and even during the last fiscal 95 per cent utilization was achieved despite constraints. She said outstanding debt has also come down to Rs.28, 308crore from 30,140 crore in 2009-10. She said new plan schemes to be launched in this year would include DilliSwarozgarYojana under which members of SC,ST, OBC and minorities would get a loan of Rs. five lakh for self-employment. A scheme to make Delhi a kerosene free city would also be launched shortly.

Mission would be launched in 12th plan to improve health indices. Maternal and infant health care delivery system would be restructured with the convergence of all related programmes. Three new medical colleges and five nursing schools would be set up. A world class skill up gradation centre in collaboration with ITE Singapore is being set up. Power generation capacity is proposed to be increased to 4,730 MW during Plan from the present level of 2,232 MW during 11th plan. Efforts will also focus on making Delhi slum free city.

Source - PIB - Release ID :85938

Modification in the Guidelines of the scheme of National Projects

CCI Decision

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the inclusion of Extension, Renovation & Modernization (ERM) projects envisaging restoration of lost potential of 2 lakh ha. or more under the category of National Projects. Under the scheme of National Projects, such projects would become eligible for 90% funding of the cost of works of the irrigation and drinking water components of the project from the Central Government.

President of India to Honour the Freedom Fighters on the Occasion of Anniversary of ‘Quit India Movement’ Tomorrow

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will honour freedom fighters on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Quit India Movement tomorrow (August 9, 2012). Freedom fighters from across the country will be invited to attend a reception (At Home) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where they would be honoured and felicitated in the presence of the Vice-President, the Prime Minister and former Presidents, Speakers of the Lok Sabha and other dignitaries.

Freedom fighters from following States/Union Territories all across the country will be invited for the reception i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Daman & Diu and NCT of Delhi .

Since 2003, the President of India has been hosting an ‘At Home’ function in the Rashtrapati Bhawan on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement on the 9th August of every year to honour freedom fighters.

Quit India Movement was launched on 9th August 1942. On 8th August 1942, the All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C) formally adopted in Bombay a resolution calling on the British to `Quit India`. The next day national leaders including Gandhiji were arrested by the British. From that very day i.e 9th August, a spontaneous civil disobedience movement in response to Gandhi`s call for immediate independence spread all over the country.
Source - PIB Release ID :85840

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