Five-year Plans

Demise of planning

Print edition : August 05, 2016

July 23, 1971: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi arriving to preside over the first meeting of the reconstituted Planning Commission. Also seen is Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and Union Planning Minister, C. Subramaniam. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

April 1962: Vice President S. Radhakrishnan with Shriman Narayan, member of the Planning Commission, in New Delhi. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

India’s planning process has had serious democracy deficits, but the country needs a similar mechanism to cope with the challenges posed by neoliberalism.
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