Topic: Five-year Plans: Priorities and Performance, Issues related to planning
5. Besides the achievements, there are many unfulfilled tasks which the planning in India is yet to achieve completely. Examine. (250 words)
Reference: Indian economy by Dutta and Sundaram
Why the question:
The question is based on the context of Indian planning system.
Key Demand of the question:
One is expected to examine the unfulfilled tasks of planning and thus the way forward to achieve it.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start with few lines on the concept of planning in India.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Briefly discuss the achievements of planning in India.
Then move on to discuss the drawbacks or failures of planning, Failure to Remove Poverty and Inequality completely, Problem of Unemployment Persists, Failure to Curtail Corruption and Black Money etc.
Discuss the current status of planning in India.
Conclude with way forward.