Modi’s Gujarat model gets Rs 59000 cr from Planning Commission

By Niticentral Staff on June 18, 2013



Planning Commission approves Rs 59000 cr for Gujarat

Planning Commission on Tuesday granted a plan size of Rs 59,000 crore to Gujarat for this fiscal as compared to the proposed Rs 58,500 crore. This is 15.7 per cent more than the outlay for 2012-13.

Addressing reporters after securing the plan size, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Gujarat is making a crucial contribution in India’s growth. About the plan, he pointed that 42 per cent allotment has been made to the social sector. He affirmed that Gujarat’s motto is Sabka saath, sabka vikas (All together, growth for all) and that the Government wants to ensure that the underprivileged and the marginalised sections of society get the fruits of the  development.

Modi said that space and speed of State’s development is sustainable. “Gujarat is committed to apply planned development as a meaningful, relevant and effective process towards faster inclusive growth. The 42 per cent allocation earmarked in the annual plan for social sector will benefit the backward sections of the society,” he said.

Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that Gujarat is one of the fastest growing States. Ahluwalia said, “Planning Commission feels Gujarat is a capable State, therefore, it has approved Rs 59,000 crore plan for Gujarat as compared to proposed Rs 58,500 crore sought.” “Gujarat is one of our better performing States. In terms of economic growth we have noted that the performance has been good in Gujarat,” he said.

In the meeting with the Planning Commission members, the Gujarat Chief Minister apprised that the State Government has taken new initiatives and implemented newer technology-driven approach to ensure that the meaning of growth is translated into the lives of people. He further emphasised that improving HDI and inclusive growth, promoting better governance, empowering youth and women and ensuring active participation of people in governance remain major priorities.

Planning Commission office became a fortress ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister’s visit.

Gujarat, widely known as the growth engine of India, has shown a high growth trajectory by achieving an average of 10.24 per cent growth rate from 2002-2012, which is highest among large States in India. Gujarat has also registered an increase of 13.8 per cent in the per capita income for 2011-12, which has been estimated at Rs. 89,668 as against Rs. 78,802 in 2010-11, at current prices. Agriculture, despite all challenges, has been a major success indicator in the State with 11.11 per cent growth rate during the decade 2001-02 to 2011-12.

Gujarat Government’s development vision is guided by continued emphasis on improving Human Development Index. Keeping to its determination that growth must advance hand in hand with human development, Gujarat’s annual plan allocation for social services sector for the current fiscal is proposed at Rs 24,586 crores, more than 42 per cent, which includes education, health, drinking water supply, housing and welfare of Backward Classes, women and child empowerment.

Planning Commission sanctions 59k crore for Gujarat



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