Modi to Centre: Give similar importance to Asiatic lions like Tigers
At a meeting between the Gujarat government and the Planning Commission to finalise the annual plan for 2008-09 for the state, he expressed his concern on why the
At the meet where the annual plan for 2008-09 was pegged at Rs 21000 crore –representing a hike of over 31 per cent – as compared to the plan size of Rs 16000 crore for 2007-08, he also drew attention on the deterioration seen on the nutrition front as well as in the decline in the enrolment rate for higher education.
Modi said the decline in enrolment rate for higher education was partly on account of youth in the state opting to take up courses in skill development. He said
On his part, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said, that the state's growth rate at 10.4 per cent during the Xth Plan period was far higher than the national average and given the ongoing trend, the target to clock 11 per cent growth would be achieved.
Outlining the focus areas for
As part of the Centre's National Solar Mission, Modi said that the state government was planning to make Gandhinagar a solar city, and to this effect a fund of Rs 100 crore has already been provided.