Meghalaya annual plan finalised for 2010-11
The Planning Commission has finalised annual plan for Meghalaya at Rs2230 crore for the financial year 2010-11. The plan was approved in a meeting between Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Commenting on the Plan performance of Meghalaya, Ahluwalia said the state has been doing satisfactorily in the development of infrastructure particularly roads and steady growth is visible in the per capita income and food grain production. “Thrust on rural economy would help in creating new jobs for youth. The focus of plan should continue to be inclusive growth with increased emphasis on creating investor friendly environment so as to improve infrastructure at a faster pace,” he said.
He advised the state to expedite the process of introducing a new mining policy. “Mining policy needs to be approved and implemented expeditiously for protection of environment and wild life as well as prevention of pollution of water shed, ponds and rivers.”
Sangma said his government intended to continue up-gradation of urban infrastructure under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and has proposed an outlay of Rs82.50 crore for the purpose. He shared the concerns of the Deputy Chairman that the restructuring and reforms in the state’s power sector should be expedited.