FIVE YEAR PLANS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES

Published On : 2021-01-03

FIVE YEAR PLANS AND THEIR PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES

PLAN

TIME PERIOD

PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES

1st Five Year Plan

1st April 1951 to 31st  March 1956

·       To increase agricultural production.

·       Equal distribution of Income and wealth.

2nd Five Year Plan

1st April 1956 to 31st  March 1961

·       Increase in agriculture.

·       Development of heavy industries.

·       Increase in industrial production level.

3rd Five Year Plan

1st April 1961 to 31st  March 1966

·       To decrease the disparity between rich and poor

·       Generating employment opportunities

·       Making India self-sufficient in food grain production.

1St Annual Plan

1st April 1966 to 31st  March 1967

2nd Annual Plan

1st April 1967 to 31st  March 1968

3rd Annual Plan

1st April 1968 to 31st  March 1969

4th Five Year Plan

1st April 1969 to 31st  March 1974

·       To increase the process of Growth after three annual plans

·       To stable the price of goods and services in market

5th Five Year Plan

1st April 1974 to 31st  March 1979

·       Main focus was on the poor section of the society

·       To increase standard of living

·       Eradication of poverty

4th Annual Plan

1st April 1979 to 31st  March 1980

6th Five Year Plan

1st April 1980 to 31st  March 1985

·       Eradication of poverty

·       To reduce the disparity between rich and poor

·       Infrastructural development

7th Five Year Plan

1st April 1985 to 31st  March 1990

·       Increase in Agricultural Production

·       Generating employment opportunities

·       Reduction in inequality

5th Annual Plan

1st April 1990 to 31st  March 1991

6th Annual Plan

1st April 1991 to 31st  March 1992

8th Five Year Plan

1st April 1992 to 31st  March 1997

·       Improvement in infrastructure

·       Heavy focus on education

·       Employment opportunities

9th Five Year Plan

1st April 1997 to 31st  March 2002

·       Population control

·       Agricultural development

·       Rural development

·       Economic growth

·       Price stability

10th Five Year Plan

1st April 2002 to 31st  March 2007

·       Reduction of inequality between rich and poor

·       Focus on education

·       Better health services

·       Improving quality of life

11th Five Year Plan

1st April 2007 to 31st March 2012

·       Agricultural growth

·       Growth of education

·       Focus on health

·       Improving infrastructure

·       Adapting new technologies

12th Five Year Plan

1st April 2012 to 31st March 2017

·       To work on the strategy of sustainable development

·       Increase in economic growth

·       To enhance access to higher education.

·       To provide electricity to all villages.

 

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