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Five Year Plans at a Glance

1951-52 to 1955-56

First Plan

Priority given to agriculture and irrigation
Development of basic and heavy industries Long term development of Indias economy

1956-57 to 1960-61

Second Plan Third Plan

1961-62 to 1965-66

1966-67 to 1968-69

Annual Plans

Plan holiday period- Chinese and Pakistani wars



It brought in a scientific temper to Indian agriculture and self reliance
Terminated a year earlier by the Janta Govt. which introduced the Rolling Plan concept. Originally launched by the Janta Govt. However, abandoned by the new Govt and revised plan for 1981-85 subsequently approved Food, work and productivity were the basic priorities. Basic thrust was on maximization of employment and social transformation
Faster economic growth, faster growth of manufacturing, agricultural and allied sectors, significant growth rates in exports

1969-70 to 1973-74 Fourth Plan

1974-75 to 1977-78 Fifth Plan

1978-79 to 1979-80 Annual Plan Launched by the Janta Govt. 1980-81 to 1984-85 Sixth Plan

1985-86 to 1989-90 Seventh


1990-91 to 1991-92 Annual


1992-93 to 1996-97 Eighth Plan

1997-98 to 2001-02

Ninth plan

Priority to agriculture and rural development; accelerating growth rate of economy; food and nutritional security for all; containing growth rate of population; empowerenment of women and socially disadvantaged groups such as SC/STs, backward classes and minorities etc. Drastic pruning of unproductive and unnecessary expenditure; Downsizing government; Reduction in non-merit subsidies; Re-orienting strategy to raise food production; Reforming and rejuvenating the power sector; Labour reforms; Speeding up reforms in the financial sector.


Tenth Plan

Introduction and Objectives

The economy of India is based in part on planning through there five-year plans, developed, executed and monitored by the Planning Commission.

Growth rate of approximately 10% by the end of plan period; growth of 4% in agriculture sector, faster employment creation, reducing disparities across regions and ensuring access to basic physical infrastructure and health and education services to all.

Allocation for major sectors

Education sector:- Allocation of funds for education sector increased by 34.2% to Rs. 32,352 crores

Means cum- merit scholarships:Under this scheme selection through national test of student who have passed class VIII ; each student to be given Rs.6000 per year; 100,000 scholarships to be awarded every year.

Drinking Water and Sanitation:- Allocation for Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission to be increased from Rs.4680 crores to Rs. 5850 crores.
Health Sector, National Rural Health Mission:- All districts to complete preparation of District Health Action Plan by march 2007 HIV/AIDS:- Access to condoms to be expanded and universal access to blood screening and safe blood to be ensured; more hospitals to provide treatment to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child; provision for AIDS control programme to be Rs.969 crore.

Polio:- Number of polio rounds to be increased , with intensive coverage in the 20 high risk district of U.P. and 10 district of Bihar. Integrated Child Development Services:- To cover all habitations and settlements and to reach out to pregnant women, lactating mothers and all children below the age of six; allocation to be increased from Rs.4,087 crore to Rs.4,761 crore.

Urban Unemployment:- Increase in allocation for Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana from Rs. 250 crore to Rs.344 crore. National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme:- Allocation of Rs.12,000 crore for NREGS; coverage to expand from 200 districts to 330 districts. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes:Allocation of Rs.3,271 crore in respect of schemes benefiting only SCs and STs and Rs.17,691 crore in respect of schemes with at least 20% of benefits earmarked for SCs and STs.

Women:- Outlay for 100% women specific programmes is Rs.8,795 crore and for scheme where at least 30% allocation is for women specific programmes is Rs.22,382 crore. North Eastern Region (NER):Allocation increased from Rs. 12,041 crore to Rs. 14,365 crore.