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

A+| A| A-

R and D Planning and National Plans

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.

Dear reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top