What were the major differences in the approach towards development at the time of Independence? Has the debate been resolved?

After Independence there were plenty of works for the government to do priority being economy. During the time development was being industrialized like the west, but there was need of both economic development and social justice.

The idea of development varied broadly:

1. The common perception of Development was becoming modernized which involved breakdown of traditional social structure

2. After independence India had two models of development one was Europe’s and US’s liberal-Capital model and other USSR’s socialist model.

3. Many including Communist Party of India and leaders like Nehru were impressed by Soviet model and very few favored American model.

Yes the debate was resolved and India came up with five year plan (FYP) as in USSR. In this the government prepares a document for five year where all its income and expenditure for next five years is prepared.