ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Planning for the Poor

Planning for the Poor Romesh Diwan The problem with Indian planning has been that it has not even begun to ask the fundamental questions* For whose benefit is the Plan formulated? Can the total resources of the country support a life style, now enjoyed by the upper middle class, for even a simple majority of the population? In other words, how far is industrialisation possible in the context of Indian resources and human needs ? These questions are important since they affect the goals and strategy of planning and development.

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