The Annual Plans of Indian states 2008-09 has been announced recently for some of the Indian states. Key annual plans of some of the Indian states are discussed as below -
The Jharkhand Annual Plan 2008-09 was finalized with an annual disbursement of `8015 crores, including an additional allocation of ` 50 crores for special projects.
Primary focus area would be development of the social sector and human capital to negate unemployment and low per capita income.
The Sikkim Annual Plan 2008-09 has been finalized and a disbursement of ` 852 crores has been granted with an additional disbursement of ` 77 crores from the centre.
The state to concentrate more for the development of physical infrastructure and to encourage & involve private partners.
The Himachal Pradesh Annual Plan 2008-09 was finalized and an outlay of ` 2400 crores, including an additional assistance of ` 450 crores form the Central Government was finalized.
To emphasize more on the development and growth of the horticulture, floriculture and herbs sectors.
` 11602.38 crores, including additional Central Assistance for special projects, were sanctioned in West Bengal Annual Plan 2008-09.
To concentrate more on small and micro enterprises (SME), agriculture based activities, and infrastructure development activities.
To extend the Kisan Credit Card facility and provisions of loans for the self-help groups.
The Uttarakhand Annual Plan 2008-09 was fixed with an outlay of ` 4775 crores, with an additional assistance Central Government Aid of ` 300 crores for developing the infrastructure for the SAF Winter Games and Kumbh Mela, and several other projects.
To develop high value tourism.
Bihar Annual Plan 2008-09 was proposed with an annual disbursement of around `13000 crores including an additional outlay of about ` 100 crores. Satisfactory mid-term performance would further attract additional funds of ` 500 crores.
To boost various sectors like watershed development, power, forestry, irrigation, and road connectivity.
RajasthanThe Rajasthan Annual Plan 2008-09 was fixed with an annual outlay of around ` 14000 crores including an additional assistance of about ` 100 crores from the center.
Manipur` 1660 crores including an additional assistance of around ` 550 crores were finalized for the Manipur Annual Plan 2008-09.
Sectors like power, health services, road and education to receive special attention.
Jammu & KashmirJammu & Kashmir Annual Plan 2008-09 was finalized at ` 4,500 crores.
Improvement of Dal Lake and its catchment area program.
MizoramThe sanctioned amount for Mizoram Annual Plan 2008-09 was `.1,000 crores, which also includes an assistance of ` 70 crores form the centre.
KeralaKerala Annual Plan 2008-09 was finalized at `7700 crore including an additional assitance of ` 100 crore from the center
Development of the education sector, skill development, and tourism along with the small scale industries to be the main focus area.