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State planning commission meets after 22 years,sets target of 10% growth

The state planning commission,which met after a gap of 22 years today,has set a target of providing employment to 10 million people in the twelfth five year plan (2012-17).

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 3, 2012 4:13:29 am

The state planning commission,which met after a gap of 22 years today,has set a target of providing employment to 10 million people in the twelfth five year plan (2012-17). Chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,the commission also fixed a target of achieving 10 per cent growth rate. The meeting was also attended by Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission N C Bajpayee and several Cabinet ministers.

The commission fixed seperate growth rate targets for every sector. For the agriculture sector,a growth rate of 5 per cent was fixed while in other sectors such as dairy development,animal husbandry,fisheries,a target of 10 per cent was fixed.

For the the state’s five-year plan,a proposal of Rs 3,61,000 crore is being sent to the Planning Commission of India. A spokesperson said that to achieve the desired targets new policies — on agricultural,sugar,horticulture and food processing,biotechnology,renewal energy,industrial,higher education,information and technology policy and housing and rehabilitation — will be implemented. The meeting cleared a proposal of Rs 33,677.44 crore for agriculture and agri-based works in the plan period. In energy sector,a target of additional power generation of 12,274 MW has been set,of which 10,868 MW will be from private sector.

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