UP gets 23% hike in outlay

UP’s annual plan size will be Rs 57,800 crore for 2012-13, 23% more than last fiscal, including special assistance of Rs 800 crore for the Kumbh Mela. The plan size was agreed when Planning Commission deputy chairman met chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday.
The SP government was expecting a generous central help after it backed UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee. “This is the first meeting of the year. When we meet regularly, we will put forth our demands. It is a very good start,” Yadav said when asked about the demand for a Rs 90,000-crore package  

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