“We have demanded Rs.27,556 crore for 12th Five Year Plan period from the Planning Commission. This is almost double than the 11th Five Year-approved Plan,” he said.
Speaking at the inaugural session of legislators convened for mid-term appraisal of the current annual plan and fixing the priorities for the next Plan, Dhumal said the government had fixed a target of achieving 9.5 percent growth rate during the 12th Plan.
He said he had taken up the matter with the central government for providing special assistance to the state keeping in view the tough geographical conditions.
“The 13th Finance Commission has not appreciated the genuine demands of the state and had given an annual hike of 50 percent over the 12th Finance Commission in respect of allocation of resources. This was the least hike as some states have got increase in allocation of resources upto 126 percent,” he said.
The chief minister said the state’s loan limit had also been estimated less, at Rs.1,647 crore, which would hamper the growth of the state.