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Draft Fifth Plan and Removal of Poverty

This article seeks to examine the credibility of the Draft Fifth Five-Year Plan in the context of the basic objective of removal of poverty. This has been done in terms of the Planning Commission's own pronouncements on the subject.

Planning Policy and the Fifth Plan

This paper is an attempt at discussing two major policy questions in the Fifth Plan, namely, employment generation of the type that raises the income levels of the indigent sections of the population and the problem of growth with the self-sufficiency objective. Towards the end of the paper certain recent critiques of the model of the Fifth Plan are also evaluated.

Trade Balance and Balance of Payments in Fifth Plan-Growth Prospects, Capacity Constraints and Policies

The massive rise in import costs of oil and other essential raw materials projected for the Fifth Plan and the difficulties of securing compensatory official aid or loans makes the role of the export sector even more critical than in the past.
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