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NEW DELHI-Plan-Making Exercises

NEW DELHI Plan-Making Exercises B M IT was easy enough to talk glibly of reorienting development planning and giving it a new content by large-scale generation of employment and meeting the essential needs of the mass of the people, especially in the rural areas. But getting down to planning in the concrete on that basis has proved to be a more complex and demanding task. The planners are finding this out in the course of their preliminary exercises for the drawing up of a plan for the next five years under the new rolling plan system. Incidentally, the term 'sixth five-year plan' still gets mentioned in the course ot tins work, probably out of sheer habit or because that is an easier way of presenting their problems to the political leadership and the press.

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