8 Jul 2012

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna called on Vice Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia at Yojna Bhawan

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna called on Vice Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia at Yojna Bhawavn on Thursday. Later interacting with the media persons, Mr. Bahuguna said that he had apprised Mr. Ahluwalia about various problems existing in Uttarakhand including problems related to Hydro-power projects and had stated that the situation was turning grim and needed serious contemplation.
Mr. Bahuguna said that as Uttarakhand came under the category of Special State, the budget sanctioned for the centrally aided projects should be provided in the ratio of 90:10 to the State. He said that there was dire need of financial aid for the development of hill, backward and border areas so that migration of unemployed youths could be checked.
Chief Minister Bahuguna said that Mr. Ahluwalia, in a positive response, has assured to take possible measures to redress problems existing in Uttarakhand. He has also assured to increase the budget given to Uttarakhand more than that of last year.
Also present on the occasion were Principal Secretary Planning S Ramaswami and Commissioner (Disinvestment) SD Sharma.

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