 Economic Planning is to make decision with
respect to the use of resources.
 Economic Planning is a term used to describe
the long term plans of government to coordinate and develop the economy.
 Economic planning in India was stared in
1950 is necessary for economic development
and economic growth.

Mess Poverty And Low Per Capita Income
High Rate of Growth of Population
Low Level of Literacy
Backward Technology
Social And Economic Problem Created By
Of Country

 Economic Growth.
 Reduction Of Economic In Equalities.
 Balanced Regional Development.
 Modernization.
 Reduction Of Unemployment.

Members Of Planning Commission
Of India
 Chairman

- Dr. Manmohan Singh
(Prime Minister)

 Deputy Chairman - Shri Montek Singh
 Member Secretary - Shri Rajeev Ratna Shah

The economy of India is based in part on planning through
its five year plans which are developed, executed and
monitored by planning commission .
The tenth plan completed its terms in march 2007 and the
eleventh plan is currently underway .
1. First five year plan(1951-1956)
2. Second five year plan (1956-1961)
3. Third five year plan (1961-1966)
4. Fourth five year plan (1969-1974)
5. Fifth five year plan (1974-1979)
6. Sixth five year plan (1980-1985)
7. Seventh five year plan(1985-1990)
8. Eighth five year plan(1992-1997)
9. Ninth five year plan(1997-2002)
10.Tenth five year plan (2002-2007)
11.Eleventh five year plan (2007-2012)

First five year plan(1951-1956)- The
first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru
presented the first five-year plan to the
Parliament of India on 8 December 1951.
• The plan addressed, mainly, the agrarian sector,
including investments in dams and irrigation.
• The most important feature of this phase was
active role of state in all economic sectors. after
independence, India was facing basic problems—
deficiency of capital and low capacity to save.
• At the end of the plan period in 1956, five Indian
Institutes of Technology (IITs) were started as
major technical institutions.

Second five year plan(1956-61) - The

second five-year plan focused on industry, especially
heavy industry.
Hydroelectric power projects and five steel mills at
Bhilai, Durgapur, and Rourkela were established. Coal
production was increased. More railway lines were
added in the north east.
Atomic energy was also formed in second five year
The total amount allocated under the second five year
plan in India was Rs. 4,800 crore. This amount was
allocated among various sectors:
Mining and industry
Community and agriculture development
Power and irrigation
Social services
Communications and transport

Third five year plan(1961-66) -The third
plan stressed on agriculture and improving
production of wheat, it is also shifted the focus
towards the Defense industry.
• Many primary schools were started in rural
areas. Panchayat elections were started.
• State electricity boards and state secondary
education boards were formed.

Fourth five year plan(1969-74) - At this
time Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister. The
Indira Gandhi government nationalized 14 major
Indian banks and the Green Revolution in India
advanced agriculture.

Fifth five year plan(1974-79) - Stress
was laid on employment, poverty, alleviation,
and justice. The plan also focused on selfreliance in agricultural production and
• The Indian national highway system was
introduced for the first time.

Sixth five year plan(1980-85) - The
sixth plan also marked the beginning of
economic liberalization. This led to an
increase in food prices and an increase in the
cost of living.
• Family planning was also expanded in order
to prevent overpopulation.

Seventh five year plan(1985-90) -The

Seventh Plan marked the comeback of the Congress
Party to power.
The main objectives of the 7th five year plans were to
establish growth in areas of increasing economic
productivity, production of food grains, and generating
employment opportunities.
The thrust areas of the 7th Five year plan have been
enlisted below:
Social Justice
Using modern technology
Agricultural development
Full supply of food, clothing, and shelter
Increasing productivity of small and large scale farmers
Making India an Independent Economy

Eighth five year plan(1992-97) -Between

1990 and 1992, there were only Annual Plans.
It was the beginning of privatization and
liberalization in India.
Modernization of industries was a major highlight
of the Eighth Plan.
India became a member of the World Trade
Organization on 1 January 1995.
The major objectives included, controlling
population growth, poverty reduction, employment
generation, strengthening the infrastructure,
Institutional building, tourism management,
Human Resource development, Involvement of
Panchayat raj, Nagar Palikas, N.G.O'S and
Decentralization and people's participation.

Ninth five year plan(1997-2002) -The main
objectives of the Ninth Five Year Plan of India are:
• to develop the rural & agricultural sector
• to generate employment opportunities and promote
poverty reduction.
• to provide for the basic infrastructural facilities like
education for all, safe drinking water, primary health
care, transport, energy.

Tenth five year plan(2002-07) • Attain 8% GDP growth per year.
• Reduction of poverty ratio by 5 percentage points by
2007. Providing gainful and high-quality employment
at least to the addition to the labor force Reduction in
gender gaps in literacy and wage rates by at least

11th Five Year Plan Target
Income & Poverty
 Accelerate growth rate of GDP from 8% to 10%
and then maintain at 10% in the 12th Plan in
order to double per capita income by 2016-17.
 Increase agricultural GDP growth rate to 4%
per year.
 Reduce educated unemployment to below 5%.
 Raise real wage rate of unskilled workers by 20

 Reduce dropout rates of children from
elementary school from 52.2% in 2003-04
to 20% by 2011-12.
 Increase literacy rate for persons of age 7
years or more to 85%.
 Lower gender gap in literacy to 10
percentage points.

 Ensure that at least 33 percent of the
direct and indirect beneficiaries of all
government schemes are women and girl
 Ensure that all children enjoy a safe
childhood, without any compulsion to

 Increase forest and tree cover by 5
percentage points.
 Attain WHO standards of air quality in all
major cities by 2011-12.
 Treat all urban waste water by 2011-12 to
clean river waters.
 Increase energy efficiency by 20
percentage points by 2016-17.

 Economic Planning help in mobilizing and
allocating the resources in desired manner.
 Objective of economic planning is to
reduce inequality, economic growth,
balanced regional growth, modernization.
 Each five year plan aims at achieving
certain target.Five year plan constitute the
steps toward the fulfillment of objectives
of economic planning.