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Development will have a human touch in Gujarat: Modi
January 07, 2008 16:21 IST
Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi [Images] on Monday said his government would make sincere efforts to bring the state's human development index at par with those of the developed countries.
"In the next five years, we will make sincere efforts to bring Gujarat's human development index on a par with those of the developed countries," Modi told newspersons at his residence.
Thanking the people of Gujarat for the recent election victory, Modi said, "The state government is dedicated for the economic prosperity of Gujarat. This prosperity will also have a human touch."
"We are keen to give a new dimension to socio-economic change," Modi said. "We will ensure all-round and all-inclusive development," he added.
The chief minister said the government will celebrate the year 2008-09 as Nirogi Balak (healthy child) year.
Modi said the Planning Commission in the Eleventh Five Year Plan has kept a challenging task for Gujarat, that is to achieve a growth rate of 11.2 per cent.
"For this all the industries, agriculture and services require a great leap," he added.