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Maharashtra Plan to be fixed today

| Updated on: May 18, 2011

Maharashtra's annual Plan outlay for 2011-12 will be finalised by the Planning Commission on Thursday, a senior State government official said.

The Chief Minister, Mr Prithviraj Chavan, is scheduled to meet the Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, for approval of the Rs 42,000-crore Plan. This is Rs 4,000 crore more than the previous year's Plan size.

If the Plan outlay is split region-wise, the backward region of Vidarbha, comprising 11 districts will get 24.30 per cent of the outlay, while the Marathwada region with eight districts will get 18.41 per cent.

The State government will spend about 10.2 per cent of the outlay on programmes for schedule castes, 8.9 per cent on projects for scheduled tribes. Ten per cent of the Plan allocation is for 34 districts of the State, the distribution depending on the population and human development index, the official said.

For formulating the Plan, discussions began last November and by end of the month, a draft document was submitted to the Planning Commission. Between December and January, working group discussions were held, the official said.

Published on May 18, 2011

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