Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has expressed happiness over the state's GDP growth rate during the financial year 2011-12, which surpassed the national average, official sources said here on Monday.

The union ministry of Statistics, has included Chhattisgarh as one of the top four states posting 10.8 percent GDP growth during 2011-12, they said.

Terming it as a 'big success', Raman Singh said this was the third year the state has maintained over 10 percent GDP growth and was placed in the list of top states in terms of GDP growth.

He said that in 2011-12, when the national GDP had dipped to 6.5 percent, Chhattisgarh recorded a 10.8 percent growth.

The state has been reporting growth rate of over 10 percent for the last three years which is more than the national average, he noted.

(Agencies)

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