Infra sector key to growth: Jugal

Published: 02nd July 2013 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2013 12:09 PM   |  A+A-


Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra on Monday emphasised on more public investment in infrastructure sector for higher economic growth.

 For accelerated economic growth, Government investment in infrastructure sector needs to be upscaled. The current rate of investment is 2 to 2.5 per cent of the State Gross Domestic Product. Efforts will be made to increase the rate of investment to 4 per cent of the State’s GDP within the next three years, Mohapatra told mediapersons after assuming charge of the Chief Secretary.

Mohapatra said global recession has its impact on the State’s economic growth  which has slowed down since 2010-11. The administration will endeavour to accelerate the growth rate during the current financial year.

Concerted efforts will be made to speed up completion of all development projects being executed in the backward and tribal dominated areas of the State, he said. Besides, there will be emphasis on social security, health services and education.

Timely implementation of the Government plans and programmes is the job of the administration and the Chief Secretary being the administrative head, it will be his job to ensure that the benefits of the Government programmes reach the people, Mohapatra said. Stressing on the integrity of Government officials, he said the administration has to be unbiased and work with sincerity in public interest.

Mohapatra reached the Secretariat at 9.45 am and assumed charge of the Chief Secretary.

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