New Delhi: 20th August 2011
Pushing for social sector reforms, the Planning Commission agreed to reduce the number of Central government schemes with an aim to focus on quality rather than quantity. The Central government provided over Rs 10,00,000 crore in the 11th five-year-plan for around 185 schemes of which Rs 6,91,000 crore was provided under 13 popular programmes. There has been a view in the plan panel and among state governments that the Centre should reduce the number of schemes and instead, provide “flexi-funds” to different sectors.
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