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Tenth Five Year Plan India

The Tenth Five Year Plan India (2002-2007) aims to transform the
country into the fastest growing economy of the world and targets an
annual economic growth of 10%. This was decided after India registered a 7% GDP growth
consistently over the last decade.

This GDP growth of 7% is much higher than the world's average GDP growth rate. Thus, the
Planning Commission of India sought to stretch the limit and set targets which would propel
India to the super league of industrially developed countries.

In a nutshell, the Tenth Five Year Plan India envisages -

• More investor friendly flexible economic reforms

• Creation of congenial investment environment
• Encourage private sector involvement
• Setting up state-of-the-art infrastructure
• Capacity building in industry
• Corporate transparency
• Mobilizing and optimizing all financial resources
• Implementation of friendly industrial policy instruments

The Tenth Five Year Plan India documents are -

Vol. I: Dimensions and strategies

1. Perspective, objectives and strategy

2. Macroeconomic dimensions
3. Public sector plan: resources and allocations.
4. External sector dimensions
5. Employment perspective
6. Governance and implementation
7. Disaster management: the development perspective
8. Policy imperatives and programmatic initiatives

Vol. II: Sectoral policies and programs:

Human and social development
1. Sectoral overview
2. Elementary education
3. Secondary education
4. Vocational education
5. Higher and technical education
6. Adult literacy and continuing education
7. Youth and sports
8. Health
9. Indian system of medicine and homeopathy
10. Family welfare
11. Women and children
12. Art and culture
The social net:
13. Sectoral overview
14. Poverty alleviation in rural India - strategy and programs
15. Food and nutrition security
16. Public distribution system
17. Labor welfare and social security

Special groups:
18. Socially disadvantaged groups
19. Scheduled tribes
20. Other special groups

Agriculture and rural development:

21. Agriculture
22. Animal husbandry and dairy
23. Development of wastelands and degraded lands
24. Khadi and Village industries
25. Rural water supply and sanitation

Urban development:
26. Urban development
27. Civic amenities in urban areas

Industry and services:

28. Industry
29. Minerals
30. Energy
31. Information technology
32. Tourism
33. Real estate
34. Construction
35. Internal trade

36. Irrigation, flood control and command area development
37. Power
38. Transport
39. Information and broadcasting
40. Communications

Forests and environment:

o Forests and environment

Science and technology:
o Science and technology

Vol. III: State plans trends, concerns, and strategies:

1. Introduction
2. Plan investments and financing
3. Development trends
4. Special area programs
5. Planning and implementation issues

6. Concerns and strategies


This Plan was introduced in April 2002. The Plan
was launched
when there were both positive and negative
Positive being, GDP growth rate was at 6.5% p.a.
growth had declined to less than 2%. Percentage of people
below the poverty line was decreasing. Literacy rate
increased to 65% in 2001. Software and IT Services
emerged as new sectors of strength.
Negatives were that growth had generated less
than expected
employment.The infant mortality rate had
stagnated and there was
acute shortage of drinking water.

1 An average annual growth rate of 8%
2 Increase in per capita income at 6.4% p.a.
3 Enhancement of human well being
through an adequate level of consumption
of fixed and other type of consumer