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

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Approach to the Fifth Plan

 THE Planning Commission's paper "Towards an Approach to the Fifth Plan", which was the main text for discussion at this week's meeting of the National Development Council, aims at the first systematic official formulation of the so-called new thinking on problems of planning and development. The Fifth Plan, according to the document, would not only be twice a.s large as the Fourth Plan in terms of the public sector outlay but, much more important, it would be qualitatively different from any of the earlier Plans in terms of its objectives, priorities and strategy.

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