New Delhi: Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has been constantly complaining about the Centre’s indifferent attitude towards the state, the Planning Commission has approved state’s annual plan of Rs 47,000 crore for the financial year 2011-12. The allocation has witnessed a surge of Rs 5000 crore in comparison to the previous year.

However, the Centre will provide only Rs 7,700 out of the allocated fund and rest of the amount Rs 39,300 has to be arranged by the state government.
 
Discussion held on various projects in a meeting attended by Planning Commission member VK Chaturvedi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anoop Mishra and other top brass of Uttar Pradesh. 

Anoop Mishra said, “As the funds have been increased this year, the state will arrange for Rs 3,000 crore while we have also received an additional financial assistance of Rs 1100 crore from the Centre. We need to arrange the remaining Rs 900 crore from additional sources.”

For the development of scheduled castes and tribes, the Planning Commission has allocated an additional Rs 1100 crore for this year’s annual outlay. 

Meanwhile, the Central Government has accepted the demand of state government for the electrification of all the villages under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Project.

The state government said that it planned to generate additional 4,259 mw this year to ensure regular power supply in UP. The state plans to add 31,000 mw capacity project for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).

Interestingly, the Planning Commission accepted the fact that the state has done commendable work for the improvement of power sector. 

Meanwhile, the state government reiterated its demand for Rs 80,000 crore special package for the development of backward regions such as Purvanchal and Bundelkhand.

 

(JPN/Bureau)