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NEW DELHI- Delusion of Self-Reliance

THE course of events aver the last two or more trying years has been such that conventional planning was found by the leadership to be inadequate to cope with the crisis. The planners in Yojana Bhavan too were evidently considered incapable of, or qualified for, making a worthwhile contribution towards solving the problem. They were therefore placed on the sidelines and asked to stand and wait while the government struggled to bring things under control, In line with this approach to planning, vacancies in the Planning Commission have not been filled. Also, there has been no full meeting of the Commission for a long time. Even the updating and revision of the Fifth Plan are not considered a matter of any urgency.
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