Ninth Five Year Plan India

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Ninth Five Year Plan India runs through the period from 1997 to 2002 with the main aim of attaining objectives like speedy industrialization, human development, full-scale employment, poverty reduction, and self-reliance on domestic resources.

Background of Ninth Five Year Plan India:

The main feature of the Ninth Five Year Plan India is that at its onset our nation crossed the fifty years of independence and this called for a whole new set of development measures. There was a fresh need felt for increasing the social and economic developmental measures. The government felt that the full economic potentiality of the country, yet to be explored, should be utilized for an overall growth in the next five years. As a result in the Ninth Five Year Plan India, the emphasis was on human development, increase in the growth rate and adoption of a full scale employment scheme for all. For such development one needs to promote the social sectors of the nation and to give utmost importance to the eradication of poverty.

The Ninth Five Year Plan India looks through the past weaknesses in order to frame the new measures for the overall socio-economic development of the country. However, for a well-planned economy of any country, there should be a combined participation of the governmental agencies along with the general population of that nation. A combined effort of public, private, and all levels of government is essential for ensuring the growth of India's economy.

Objectives of Ninth Five Year Plan India:

The main objectives of the Ninth Five Year Plan India are:

  • to prioritize agricultural sector and emphasize on the rural development
  • to generate adequate employment opportunities and promote poverty reduction
  • to stabilize the prices in order to accelerate the growth rate of the economy
  • to ensure food and nutritional security
  • to provide for the basic infrastructural facilities like education for all, safe drinking water, primary health care, transport, energy
  • to check the growing population increase
  • to encourage social issues like women empowerment, conservation of certain benefits for the Special Groups of the society
  • to create a liberal market for increase in private investments

Last updated on 4/28/2011