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Planning Commission of India finalized 59000 crore Gujarat Plan for 2013-14

Jun 19, 2013 16:03 IST

Gujarat annual plan 2013-14The annual plan of 59000 crore rupees for Gujarat was finalized by the Planning Commission of India for the financial year 2013-14 on 18 June 2013. Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi together finalized the plan.

The agreed plan size also includes 3979 crore rupees in form of the central assistance to the State Plan. Along with this about 6000 crore rupees will be offered to Gujarat from the centre via different Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

State Performance during 11th Plan Period

• The state recorded its name amongst the fastest growing states in the country
• The average growth performance of the state during the 11th Plan Period was higher than the average achieved by the country itself
• The state witnessed a drop in agricultural sector from the one achieved during the 10th Plan Period
• The State government indicated that it has planned out a second phase for their growth initiative in the farm sector including establishment of front-end facilities and a further thrust in animal husbandry
• As per planning commission noted that Gujarat’s performance in the social sector lags behind what is expected from a high growth State

Field of concern in the state

• Level of the Child Sex Ratio (CSR), IMR, MMR and malnutrition – the planning commission recorded that the state has seen improvement at the State level for the child sex ratio, but  about half of the districts, offset by gains in the others between 2001 to 2011
• In the area of malnutrition, evidence suggests that malnutrition levels were higher than what the advanced economic level of the State should have warranted
• The Kaushalya Vardhan Kendra (KVK) was recognised for its innovation and success

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