The annual plan of 27,072 crore rupees for Haryana for the financial year 2013-14 was finalized on 6 May 2013 by the Planning Commission of India at New Delhi. Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda together finalized the plan.
The GDP growth rate and per-capita income of the state during the 11th Plan was among the highest in the country. The state needs to pay more attention to make the growth more inclusive
The innovative steps to improve the achievements of the state in sectors like education, health and infrastructure development were commendable. The state need to concentrate towards agricultural promotion as focus is needed in terms of horticulture in the states. The state also needs to develop storage capacities of the produce which includes cold storages. Modern agricultural practices should be adopted to enhance productivity waking efficient use of water available with the state.
The state showcased the lowest sex ration at 877 females for every 1000 males. This is even short from the national average of 940. The state has seen an improvement of 11 points in terms of Child Sex Ratio (0-6 years) from 2001 in 2011, but remains lowest in the country with 830 points. To control the situation and to empower girl and women the state government has implemented Ladli Scheme but it needs to do more to change the real picture. Khap Panchayats’ violence towards women and girl child also drew the attention.
States Focus for 12th Plan
• First priority will be the development of Social Service Sector
• Second highest priority has been accorded to the development of infrastructure of irrigation, power, roads & road transport and projects under the economic stimulus package
• Universal access to school with increased access to higher education
• The state has planned to lay special attention on the needs of the Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, minorities, women and children