Five Year Plans

Twelfth Five Year Plan

The Twelfth Five Year Plan focuses on more Faster, More Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. 12th Five Year Plan that seeks an average annual economic growth of 8.2 percent and identifies infrastructure, health and education as thrust areas.

Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

The Eleventh Five Year Plan seeks to accelerate the pace of growth while also making it more inclusive. The growth objective is to achieve an average growth rate of 9% per annum for the Plan period. The objective of inclusiveness is reflected in the adoption of 26 other monitorable targets at the national level relating to (i) income and poverty, (ii) education, (iii) health, (iv) women and children, (v) infrastructure, and (vi) environment.

Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007)

The tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) targets at a GDP growth rate of 8% per annum. The primary aim of the tenth Five Year Plan is to renovate the nation extensively, making it competent enough with some of the fastest growing economies across the globe. It has a special focus on providing adequate work opportunities, removing regional imbalances, improving quality of governance, integrating disaster management in the planning framework, providing information on schemes and programme of the Ministries and ensuring sectoral investments.

Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002)

The Ninth Five Year Plan ushers in a new era of growth with social justice and participation in which not only the Governments at the Centre and the States, but the people at large, particularly the poor, become effective instruments of a participatory planning process. Thus, its focus is "Growth with Social Justice and Equity". It recognizes the integral link between rapid economic growth and the quality of life of the mass of the people.

Eighth Five Year Plan (1992-1998)

The Eighth Plan reoriented some of the development paradigms, since its objective was to lay a sound foundation for higher growth and achieving the most significant goals, namely, improvement in the levels of living, health and education of the people, total employment, elimination of poverty and a planned growth in population.

Seventh Five Year Plan (1986-1991)

The main objectives of the Seventh Five-Year Plan were to establish growth in areas of increasing economic productivity, production of food grains, and generating employment.

Sixth Five Year Plan (1980 - 1985)

The Sixth Five Year Plan India was undertaken for the period between 1980 to 1985, with the main aim of attaining objectives like speedy industrialization, rise in the employment level, poverty reduction, and acquisition of technological self-reliance.

Fifth Five Year Plan (1974 -1979)

The Fifth Five Year Plan India was chalked out for the period spanning 1974 to 1979 with the objectives of increasing the employment level, reducing poverty, and attaining self-reliance.

Fourth Five Year Plan (1969 - 1974)

The Sixth Five Year Plan India was undertaken for the period between 1969 - 1974, during which more emphasis was given on growth rate of agriculture to enable other sectors to move forward.

Third Five Year Plan (1961-1966)

The third five year plan India (1961-1966) intended to make a more determined effort to develop the nation, carrying forward the legacy set by the previous two five year plans. These five year plans were formulated by the planning commission, the aim of which is to increase the quality of life of the citizens through effective use of the country's resources.

Second Five Year Plan (1956 - 1961)

Second five year plan India (1956-1961) intended to increase and carry forward the development that had been started by the first five year plan in India. The main objective was to utilize the country's resources effectively, so that the standard of living of the people improves.

First Five Year Plan (1950 - 1955)

The first five year plan had been made by the planning commission whose objective was to improve the standard of living of the people by effective use of the country's resources.