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India's Five Year Plans I to XI 1951-56 to 2007-12 (In 2 Volumes)

 
M.M. Sury (Editor)
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Part I of this work explains the process and procedures of economic planning in India, focusing on institutional framework, mechanism of transferring resources from the centre to the states for plan purposes, objectives of planning and an assessment of achievements. Parts II to XIII of the book contain edited extracts from Final Plan Documents from First Five Year Plan (1951-52 to 1955-56) to Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-08 to 2011-12). These have been categorised into the following 12 theme headings:Agriculture, land reforms, co-operatives and allied sectors. Industry, infrastructure, public sector and small industries. Development and management of extractive industries (mineral resources). Electricity, coal, petroleum and other energy sources. Urban development and housing. Transport and communications. Employment and labour welfare. Health and family welfare. Education and training. Science and technology.
Social welfare. Development of north eastern state, Hill areas, tribal areas and other measures for balanced regional development. Editorial comments are given at the beginning of each theme heading. Reader will find it easy to comprehend how a particular sector of the Indian economy was treated in terms of priority, strategy and allocation of resources in the successive plans. The 12 theme headings cover almost all the sectors of the Indian economy. Part XIV contains sector-wise statistical data on the Indian economy (1950-51 to 2006-07) which would be useful for a cross-section of academic community and researchers, both in India and abroad. This work, it is hoped, would prove useful for the students of economics, commerce, public administration and business management. An understanding of the mechanics of economic planning will also serve the needs of legislators, administrators and those in industry and trade.

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About the author

M.M. Sury

M.M. Sury received his B.A. (Hons.), M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Delhi. Specialising in fiscal economics, he has published widely on the Indian fiscal system in national and international journals. He was a Visiting Fellow at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Amsterdam (May 1989), a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1991-92) and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Mauritius (September-October, 2000). He has Economic Adviser, Delhi State Finance Commission (1996-97). Presently, he is a Reader in the Department of Economics, A.R.S.D. College, University of Delhi. He is also the President of the Indian Tax Foundation.

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Bibliographic information

Title India's Five Year Plans I to XI 1951-56 to 2007-12 (In 2 Volumes)
Author M.M. Sury
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8177081770
length 1200p.