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Arunachal Plan outlay increased 20%

PTI Itanagar | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on July 12, 2012

The Planning Commission approved the annual Plan size for Arunachal Pradesh for the current financial year at Rs 3,535 crore, a 20 per cent hike of last year’s revised outlay of Rs 2,942.6 crore.

This was finalised at the meeting held between Plan panel Deputy Chairman, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, and the Chief Minister, Mr Nabam Tuki, at New Delhi, officials said here.

The increase has been made possible as the state has shown an average annual growth rate of 10.8 per cent during the first four years of the 11th Five Year Plan compared to the national average growth rate of 8.15 per cent. In particular, the agriculture sector has recorded an average growth rate of over 14 per cent and the horticulture sector almost 200 per cent, the sources said.

The actual expenditure during the 11th Five year Plan was 137 per cent of the initially agreed outlay — a fact which was appreciated by the Panel’s Deputy Chairman, sources said.

Published on July 12, 2012
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