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The News Minute | August 28, 2014 | 09:10 am IST The Modi government may have felt that the Planning Commission is redundant but the Kerala Chief Minister has not.  After a cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Mr. Oomen Chandy made it clear that the state had no plans to lay off the State Planning Board. He said that it had been working well under the Vice Chairmanship of Mr. K.M. Chandrasekhar and that reports that there were suggestions in the government to abolish the Board as has been planned by the Centre were incorrect.  “No proposal to abolish the Planning Board is under consideration of the government,” he said after the cabinet meeting.  It would be surprising if a Congress ruled state abolishes its planning board as the idea of a planned economy was most stressed on by none other than the fervent socialist Shri Jawaharlal Nehru.
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