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NDC endorses XI Plan draft

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The National Development Council (NDC) has praised the Eleventh Plan Year plan. In the first year, the Eleventh Plan envisages an average nine per cent GDP (gross domestic product) growth and a growth of 10 per cent during the terminal year 2011-12.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission stated that now it is time for implementation and that would be reflected in the annual Plan discussions with the States. With an overall investment of INR 36,00,000 crore, the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) has been fixed nearly 115 per cent higher at INR 10 lakh crore to help the States in ushering in “inclusive” growth through the development of social infrastructure such as health, education and eradication of poverty by generating more jobs. The Eleventh Plan has specific national and state level targets to help in monitoring the progress of the various social sector programmes. In the 11 Five Year Plan, 27 targets have been proposed for the national level and 13 for the state level. These targets include poverty eradication, education, health status of women and children, infrastructure and environment.

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