Just before a decade or so before India becmae independetnt, British Raj had started the practice of planning for a period.formally established a planning board that functioned from 1944 to 1946 which was comprising of private industrialists and economist.After independence, the Planning Commission was set up on 15 March 1950, by the Government of India, which formulates India’s Five-Year Plans, among other functions. Planning Commission though is a non statutory as well extra constitutional body, i.e. has been brought by an executive order.
The first Five-year Plan was launched in 1951 and two subsequent five-year plans were formulated till 1965, when there was a break because of the Indo-Pakistan Conflict. Two successive years of drought, devaluation of the currency, a general rise in prices and erosion of resources disrupted the planning process and after three Annual Plans between 1966 and 1969, the fourth Five-year plan was started in 1969.
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1. Question1 points
Who among the following was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission ?CorrectIncorrect
2. Question1 points
11th Five Year Plan aim at achieving 10% rural tele-density inIndia from the present 1.9% by the year?CorrectIncorrect
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Which one of the following statements regarding Monitorable Socio Economic Target of the 11th Five Year Plan, under the head Environment, is not correct ?CorrectIncorrect
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Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the decreasing order of contribution of different sectors to the Gross Domestic Product India?CorrectIncorrect
5. Question1 points
Who is the ex-officio chairman of Planning Commission and National Development Council ?CorrectIncorrect
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Which statement is correct for Indian Planning Commission ?CorrectIncorrect
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Persons below the poverty line in Indian are classified as such based on whetherCorrectIncorrect
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Which of the following Committee’ s recommenda-tions are being followed for estimating Poverty Line in IndiaCorrectIncorrect
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Consider the following statements: Regional disparities inIndiaare high and have been rising in recent years because
1. There is persistent investment over time only in Select locales
2. Some areas are agro climatically less conducive to development
3. Some areas continue to face little or no agrarian transformation and the consequent lack of social and
4. Some areas have faced continuous Political instability.
Which of the above statements are correct?CorrectIncorrect
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Absolute Poverty means.:CorrectIncorrect