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Briefly discuss the major criticisms of planning in India, as well as the measures/actions by the government to do away with them in later decades.

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

6. Briefly discuss the major criticisms of planning in India, as well as the measures/actions by the government to do away with them in later decades. (250 Words)

Reference: NCERT Class XI

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key demand of the question:

Criticism of planning in India

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

Give a brief introduction about the planning process in India

Body:

Mention major criticisms e.g. lack of perspective planning, failure to promote balanced growth, centralized nature of planning, etc.

In each, mention the action that has been taken to correct it.

Conclusion:

Despite the shortcomings in the planning process, India with its focus on inclusive development and timely interventions has, however, been able to weather the crisis better than many other countries.