Haryana gets Rs.100 bn from Planning Commission

January 23rd, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) The Planning Commission has agreed to allocate an outlay of Rs.100 billion (Rs.10,000 crore) to Haryana for 2009-10, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Friday.The outlay is over 50 percent more than the total outlay of Rs.66.5 billion (Rs.6,650 crore) approved for the state last fiscal.

The plan was decided at a meeting of top Haryana functionaries and Planning Commission officials in New Delhi this week.

“The plan outlay for Haryana in 2005, when this (Hooda) government came to power, was just Rs.2,200 crore (Rs.22 billion). Haryana’s fiscal management and achievement of targets has been appreciated by the Planning Commission,” Hooda said.

The chief minister said of this, Rs.45.46 billion will be for infrastructure development. Social services sectors like education, health, drinking water supply, sanitation, housing and others will get a layout of nearly Rs.40 billion.

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