National Development Council

  • Goldman Sachs should not comment on political matters, says Montek November 9, 2013

    Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, on Saturday, said US investment bank Goldman Sachs should not be commenting on political matters. "I don't agree with Goldman Sachs. Lots of people have said they should not be pronouncing on these things," Ahluwalia said on the sidelines of a function organised by...
  • Home Ministry gets Rs 52,839 cr allocation in 12th Plan December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: An outlay of Rs 52,839 crore, which is 247 per cent more than the previous plan, has been proposed for the Home Ministry in the draft 12th Five Year Plan put up before the National Development Council (NDC) in the national capital on Thursday. The highest Rs 6,841...
  • Jayalalithaa walks out of NDC meet in Delhi December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Development Council meeting in New Delhi began on a stormy note on Thursday with AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who does not enjoy cordial relations with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government, accusing the Centre of stifling the voices of opposition-ruled states...
  • 20 yrs to go before India's a middle-income 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...
  • PM urges CMs to pay special attention to safety of women December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the outrage over crimes against women in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the safety and security of women was the government's highest concern. Speaking at the National Development Council meet in the national capital, the Prime Minister said, "Growing threats to safety and...
  • Nitish to raise special status plea at NDC meet December 19, 2012

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said he would raise the demand for special status state for Bihar at the National Development Council meeting. The chief minister whose party JD(U) had organised a massive rally on November 4 on the demand said, "I will raise the issue in the...
  • 12th Plan document likely to be delayed further April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The 12th Plan document, which seeks to raise annual economic growth rate to 9 per cent during the five-year period (2012-17), may not be ready for the implementation by September as envisaged earlier. "It would be difficult to have 12th Plan document ready by September as many working groups...
  • Agriculture finally gets the attention December 10, 2006

    New Delhi: The adage 'as you sow, so shall you reap' may have lost meaning in the crisis-ridden farm sector with its share in the economy declining to less than a quarter, but the Centre now appears focused to revitalise the sector that supports 60 per cent of the country's...