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Andhra Pradesh 2011-12 annual plan finalized

May 6, 2011 - New Delhi

The annual plan for Andhra Pradesh for the year 2011-12 was finalized, here today, at a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.

The plan outlay was agreed at Rs.43,000 crores.

In his comments on the plan performance of Andhra Pradesh, Ahluwalia said that the economic performance of the state was better than most of other states.

"Andhra Pradesh has been doing well in social sector development and also creating investor friendly environment," Ahluwalia said.

He also said that efforts to involve private sector in infrastructure development should continue.

He further emphasized that the Planning Commission was working to evolve a sustainable water management policy for the 12th plan and would expect states like Andhra Pradesh to present their views and experience during regional consultations which the commission would be initiating shortly.

It was also appreciated for following the guidelines issued by Planning Commission for allocation of funds under SC sub plan and ST sub plan.

It was pointed out that rural employment guarantee programmes should be optimally used for improving productivity and employment opportunities.

Reddy informed the Commission that Andhra Pradesh was benefitting from various innovative initiatives of the Central government including missions and flagship programmes.

He said the next year's budget would be gender sensitive and process for this purpose has already started.

To make planning more inclusive during the 12th plan period, working groups on various sectors including health, nutrition and education, district planning and tax and non-tax revenue have been set up.

He said during next plan agriculture would be scaled to new heights and Andhra Pradesh would make various contribution to food security.


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