12th Five Year Plan

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    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Ministry has launched a new payment gateway for efiling of intellectual property, a move which will further simplify the procedure to get patents and trademarks. "This facility enables payment using Internet banking, credit cards or debit cards of more than 70 banks as against Internet...
  • Govt to spend Rs 17,000 cr on minorities in 12th fiveyear plan May 31, 2013

    Siddharth Nagar (UP): To remove socioeconomic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th fiveyear plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said on Friday. He told reporters that of the 72 recommendations made by the Sachar Committee for...
  • Higher education needs to be improved: Pranab Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee on December 28 pitched for improving the standards of higher education by Indian universities and also asked the private players also to contribute their best as there were 'unlimited' demands and 'limited' resources in the sector. "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement....
  • 20 yrs to go before India's a middleincome economy: PM December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Scaling down growth rate for the 12th Five Year Plan to 8 per cent from 8.2 per cent earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the country was facing many challenges to achieve sustainable growth. Singh insisted that the priority of his government right now is...
  • 12th Plan will triple spending on health: PM November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the 12th Five Year Plan will enhance spending on health up to three times and that more medical and nursing colleges were needed to overcome a shortage of trained human resources in the sector. Speaking at the foundation stone laying of...
  • Watch: PM Manmohan Singh unveils 12th Five Year Plan September 15, 2012

    Unveiling the 12th Five Year Plan on Saturday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the diesel price hike. ...
  • Bihar targets 13 pc growth in next five years June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Wednesday approved Bihar's Rs 28,000 crore annual Plan for the current fiscal, which is 16.66 per cent higher compared to 201213. The state's annual Plan outlay for 201213 was finalised in the capital at a meeting between the Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and...
  • TN: Children give inputs for 12th five year plan June 8, 2012

    Chennai: In a firstofits kind initiative, children from across Tamil Nadu have given feedback to the State Planning Commission on various childfriendly measures like effective implementation of Right To Education that need to be included in its coming 12th five year plan. Over 50 children representing Federation of Children Movements for...
  • Ministry proposes $ 6.2 bn aid for Air India December 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Aviation Ministry proposes to provide Rs 330 billion to cashstrapped Air India by 2017 as part of the government's 12th FiveYear Plan, according to a working group report seen by Reuters. The proposed aid would include an equity infusion of 199 billion rupees into the lossmaking carrier and...
  • Aiming at 9 pc growth in 12th Fiveyear Plan: PM December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: India needs to rapidly increase energy consumption to achieve the ambitious target of 9 per cent economic growth in the 12th FiveYear Plan (201217), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said. "We have set for ourselves an ambitious target of 9 per cent annual growth in GDP in the...
  • Need tough decisions to achieve 9 pc growth: PM August 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid global economic uncertainty, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government will have to take "difficult decisions" to achieve 9 per cent growth rate in the 12th FiveYear Plan (201217), up from 8.2 per cent estimated for the current Plan. "... 9 per cent target (in...