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

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Population Front of India s Economic Development

The long-term perspective in the First Plan was to double the per capita income in 27years. But even in l985-86y NDP at 1970-7! prices was estimated at Rs 605.48 billion and the population at 754 million so that per capita NDP amounted to Rs 803.02. This was an increase of 71.62 per cent in 35 years, equivalent to an increase of 1.555 per cent per annum. At this rate, it would take 45 years, not 27, to double the per capita NDP. This is a glaring failure and calls for a serious examination. In this paper attention is focused on the parameters of the Indian population.

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