12th Five Year Plan India Draft – 2012-2017 PDF

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The Planning Commision last month released the draft of it’s approach for the 12th five year plan and is now inviting feedback from various stakeholders. The Draft Approach Paper for the Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-2017 was made available to the public in August 2011.

Public Feedback and Discussion on Approach to 12th Five Year Plan

The Twelfth Five Year Plan will commence in the Financial year 2012-13. However before the final Plan is unveiled, the Planning Commission normally prepares an Approach Paper which presents a broad outline, major targets and the key challenges in meeting them.

To develop an inclusive and participative approach to this process, the Planning Commission has decided that the Approach Paper will be evolved this time through a web based consultative process in which all interested persons can participate.

You can participate in the discussions about India’s 12th Five year plan on the exclusive forum setup for the purpose at 12thplan.gov.in . You can also send your feedback by email to approach-plan(at the rate ) nic (dot) in . 

The draft Approach of the India’s 12th Five Year Plan can be downloaded below :

12th Five Year Plan India

Download the draft approach at the link below :

12th Five year plan India – Draft approach – PDF-184-pages-2.5-MB

Planning Commision 12th Five Year Plan Period – 2012 -2017

Based on an intensive process within the Planning Commission, the following ” Twelve Strategy Challenges ” have been identified to initiate the consultations. The “strategy challenges” refer to some core areas that require new approaches to produce the desired results.

1.Enhancing the Capacity for Growth
Today, India can sustain a GDP growth of 8 percent a year. Increasing this to 9 or 10 percent will need more mobilization of investment resources; better allocation of these resources through more efficient capital markets; higher investment in infrastructure through both public and PPP routes; and more efficient use of public resources.

2.Enhancing Skills and Faster Generation of Employment
It is believed that India’s economic growth is not generating enough jobs or livelihood opportunities. At the same time, many sectors face manpower shortages. To address both, we need to improve our education and training systems; create efficient and accessible labor markets for all skill categories; and encourage the faster growth of small and micro enterprises.

3.Managing the Environment
Environmental and ecological degradation has serious global and local implications, especially for the most vulnerable citizens of our country. How can we encourage responsible behavior, without compromising on our developmental needs?

4.Markets for Efficiency and Inclusion
Open, integrated, and well-regulated markets for land, labor, and capital and for goods and services are essential for growth, inclusion, and sustainability. We have many sectors were markets are non-existent or incomplete, especially those which are dominated by public provisioning. How do we create or improve markets in all sectors?

5.Decentralisation, Empowerment and Information
Greater and more informed participation of all citizens in decision-making, enforcing accountability, exercising their rights and entitlements; and determining the course of their lives is central to faster growth, inclusion, and sustainability. How can we best promote the capabilities of all Indians, especially the most disadvantaged, to achieve this end?

6.Technology and Innovation
Technological and organizational innovation is the key to higher productivity and competitiveness. How can we encourage and incentivize innovation and their diffusion in academia and government as well as in enterprises of all sizes.

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7.Securing the Energy Future for India
Faster and more inclusive growth will require a rapid increase in energy consumption. Since we have limited domestic resources, how can we meet this need equitably and affordably without compromising on our environment?

8.Accelerated Development of Transport Infrastructure
Our inadequate transport infrastructure results in lower efficiency and productivity; higher transaction costs; and insufficient access to our large national market. How can we create an efficient and widespread multi-modal transport network.

9.Rural Transformation and Sustained Growth of Agriculture
Rural India suffers from poor infrastructure and inadequate amenities. Low agricultural growth perpetuates food and nutritional insecurities, which also reduces rural incomes. How can we encourage and support our villages in improving their living and livelihood conditions in innovative ways?

10.Managing Urbanization
Most of our metros and cities are under severe stress with inadequate social and physical infrastructure coupled with worsening pollution. Migration pressures are likely to increase. How do we make our cities more liveable? What can we do today to ensure that smaller cities and towns are not similarly overwhelmed tomorrow?

11.Improved Access to Quality Education
Educational and training facilities have been increasing rapidly. However, access, affordability, and quality remain serious concerns. Employability is also an issue. How can we improve the quality and the utility of our education, while ensuring equity and affordability?

12.Better Preventive and Curative Health Care
India’s health indicators are not improving as fast as other socio-economic indicators. Good healthcare is perceived to be either unavailable or unaffordable. How can we improve healthcare conditions, both curative and preventive, especially relating to women and children?

Author: Abhay N

Abhay is the founder and managing editor of India Microfinance. He is passionate about microfinance, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship in India.

8 thoughts on “12th Five Year Plan India Draft – 2012-2017 PDF”

  1. On behalf of Integrated Congress of Women Entrepreneurs we have been approaching the Planning Commission as well as the Ministry of MSME Government of India to propagate more on rural industrialization
    and this can be easily be done if a proper draft is made to link the Self Help Groups with Industrial activities keeping the availability of raw material in view. Till now the District Commerce and Industries Centers are also not paying much attention on such activity of linking the Self Help Groups with industrial activities.
    Providing mid day meals in schools through Self Help Groups has totally failed because this scheme has neither raised the standard of living of the members of SHGs serving MDM neither they are raised above poverty line.
    Microfinance in villages through private agencies are paying attention of charging the monthly interest on microloans which is neither being used for some productive work.
    SIDBI and NABARD be encouraged to provide microfinance to SHGs engaged in socio-economic activities
    Dr.Mrs Sushma Joiya
    Integrated Congress of Women Entrepreneurs
    linking Ministry of MSME, Government of India to promote entrepreneurship in India.

  2. I am approaching the Planning Commission as well as the Ministry of EDUCATION Government of India to propagate more on education system and structure. And this can be done through various changes in education system. I want to suggest that the teachers in Delhi government which are appointed on contract basis or guest teachers should be regularized and should get a permanent jobs in Delhi schools. As they are equally qualified and working in government schools and they are thorough with the rules and regulations. Hope to see a a change .
    Yours Faithfully

  3. RRDS is regd NGO working for small and marginal farmers ,women and children. We are interesting farming community who suffering lot without getting proper rates for their products.The farmers not in aposition to continue their cultivation and lands have diverson and farmers migrated.The planning commission have disswith farming communities and fix the minimum rate and maximum rate.In future to to save farming community to save land and food security and climate.

  4. We need to give special attention to the paddy farmers for getting better rates to avoid suicide in this sector.
    We know that nowadays paddy fields keep idle as the cost of farming not recovered.
    Also have a request to the concerned Ministers and officials to arrange proper storage facility for the
    grains as we see lot of grains destroy in different part of states due to lack of storage facility when poor people
    starving. We must stop selling rice at Rs.1 per kg even if we have enough stock and we cannot expect the
    good climate all the years to come. Hence proper storage facility is required for this to see the future consumption otherwise we will suffer in the future.

  5. Dear sir,
    With regards Information and communication Technology education programme should be enhance in govt. school all over india. It would be benefitted our economy in near future. If we enhance ICT in schools then we will see that a number of skilled man power will be generated.

    To boost up ICT education in schools it is very necessary that official should be posted throush sarva shiksha abhiyan . If we release sufficient budget for ICT in 12th five year plan [ 2012-2017] then our educational and social scenerio will be changed. Pl. think and make policy about the same concern.

    Yous faithfully,
    Bunty goyal, vigyan nagar , kota, Rajasthan

  6. this is our N G Os e mail .we have complete clear papers . we are very interested to wark the RTSWA. please give me.

  7. Dear Sir,
    North East Region suffers from inadequate connectivities. Suggest as follows:
    Two line Raiway tracts from Katihar to Dibrugarh is to be taken up on priority.
    Six Laning of NH 31 and 36 to be taken up.
    Waterway from Kolkata via Bangalades upto Dibrugah to be reopened, by bilateral agreement.
    Another parrallel NH to NH-52 by the foothill bordring Assam-Bhutan- Arunachal Pradesh to be constructed.
    Hareswar Talukdar

  8. i would like to convey my ideas about the economy of the country: these are
    -stress to the tourism industry becouse mostly economy of kashmir,Goa,shimala etc are depandend up on this sector.
    -remove the disgust unemployment in public sector.
    -stress cost advantage crops and products
    -improve human resources
    -rebuild SEZ
    -interduce industrial huts in both urban and rular areas
    -seperade B’lorue I.T across the country

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