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Gujarat annual plan of Rs 38,000 crore approved

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2011 23:29 IST
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The Planning Commission on Friday approved an annual plan of Rs 38,000 crore for Gujarat, a jump of Rs 8,000 crore from the last financial year.

The plan was finalized at a meeting between panel's deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

After the meeting, Ahluwalia complimented Gujarat for doing well on economic front but wanted the state to focus more on the social sector.

Modi, however, said Gujarat was successfully moving towards balanced economic growth and expected economic growth to be over 12% in the 11th five year plan.

"In the coming days, we will be laying stress on women empowerment, as a part of which we have started a 'Mission Mangalam' scheme," he said.

"We also want to focus on road building and infrastructure development in the tribal dominated districts of Dangs and Dahod," Modi said and added that his government will be focusing on providing health at low cost to urban poor.

Taking a dig at the Central government, Modi accused the Central government of pursuing anti-farmer and anti-poor policies and said imposition of export duty on cotton and export ban had caused loss of Rs 6,000 crore to cotton producing farmers.