Kolkata: Education and skill development would be the "overriding priority" of the 12th Five Year Plan even as India's current slow economic growth rate might affect total outlay of , said a member of the plan panel on Monday.
for the 12th Plan period (2012-17) would be in and the total size of the planoutlay would be "commensurate with the growth rate", said Planning Commission member Narendra
While in 2011-12, the economy grew at 6.5 percent, according to Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deficient monsoon could pull down the growth rate to 6 percent.
Ahluwalia recently said the Planning Commission might lower its ambitious growth target for the 12th Five-Year Plan to 8.2-8.3 percent from 9 percent.
Jadhav, however, said education and skill development by healthcare and infrastructure will remain the top in the plan period as prior to the 11th Plan, the central government did little for the sectors, resulting in a "large backlog". IANS