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

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R and D Planning and National Plans

A Rahman K Sundaram N R Rajagopal A V Raman Ever since 1951 when India adopted the path of planned economic development, the role of R and D as an instrument of social change has been recognised; and in recent years, there has been a conscious attempt to plan and orient R and D efforts to the achievement of national objectives. This paper which focuses attention on the inter-relationships between the R and D plans and the National Plan shows that there has been a broad conformity between the orientation of efforts in the R and D sector and the orderings of different socio-economic objetives-in the National Plan, though this broad conformity itself cannot be viewed as entirely a planned outcome.

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