The launching of the First Five- Year Plan in
April 1951 initiated a process of planned economic development of the country — aiming not
merely at raising the standard of living of the people, but also opening out to them new
opportunities for a richer and a more varied life. This was sought to be achieved by planning
for growth and social justice.
Indian economy has come a long way completing its nine Five-Year Plans and launching the 10th
Five Year Plan in April, 2002 and which has already completed three years.
The Planning Commission has just released the Mid-Term Appraisal of the
10th Five Year Plan (June 28, 2005).
For the benefit of the readers and researchers, Academic Foundation has brought out this
publication bringing at one source all the documents of Five Year Plans
including the latest Mid-Term Appraisal of the Tenth Five Year Plan (Planning
Commission Government of India). While Part I — Overview and Priority
Areas for Action and list of recommendations of the Mid-Term Appraisal of
the Tenth Five Year Plan, and Volume I of the Tenth Five Year Plan
document is included in this book, the complete Mid-Term Appraisal of the
Tenth Plan and all three volumes of the three volumes of the Tenth Plan
Document along with the other nine documents of the earlier Fiver Year
Plans (around 10,500 pages) are given in the accompanying CD-Rom offers
inbuilt search facility, easy printout option, along with other usual
advantages associated with the digital media.