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Montek Singh Ahluwalia may propose NDC meet to discuss energy crisis

NEW DELHI: The Planning Commission is likely to propose a meeting of the NationalDevelopment Council before general elections next year to resolve the dauntingenergy crisis in the country. 

According to a senior official, Planning Commission deputy chairman 
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is likely to soon write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is the chairman of the NDC, to convene a meeting with chief ministers of all states with a focus on energy crisis in the country. 

"There are whole lots of issue related to the energy sector, which are yet to be resolved. I propose to discuss this with the prime minister and suggest him to convene a meeting of the NDC before the elections next year," Ahluwalia told 
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Wednesday after the finalisation of the state's annual plan for 2013-14. 

Over the last few months, Plan commission has been in the process of finalising the annual plans of all states and union territories for 2013-14.