What was the role of the Planning Commission?
The government set up the Planning Commission in 1850 for economic development of the country. The main role of the Planning Commission was to Prepare a Plan for the ‘most effective and balanced utilization of the country’s resources’. It has to formulate policies which would guide the economic development. Productivity and employment opportunities were to be increased through proper implementation of those policies and decide – which industries should be initiated by the state and which by the market, how to achieve a balance between the different regions and states.
Fill in the blanks:
a) Subjects that were placed on the Union List were ____, ______and ______.
b) Subjects on the Concurrent List were ____ and ____.
c) Economic Planning by which both the state and private sector played a role in development was called a ____model.
d) The death of ______sparked off such violent protest that the government was forced to give into the demand for the linguistic state of Andhra.
State whether true or false:
a. At independence the majority of Indians lived in villages.
b. The constituent Assembly was made up of members of the Congress Party.
c. In the first national election, only men were allowed to vote.
d. The Second Five Years Plan focused on the development of heavy industry.