15-year roadmap in­stead of 5-year plans from 2017

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Gau­rav Choudhury gau­rav.choudhury@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: In­dia is chang­ing the way it plans. It is think­ing longterm. From 2017, when the last five-year plan, a Soviet-era relic, winds down, the coun­try will switch to a 15-year roadmap, in keep­ing with the global trend and its am­bi­tion to re­tain its sta­tus as the world’s growth en­gine.

Niti Aayog would draw the con­tours, spec­ify tar­gets, fix mile­stones and pilot the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the new vi­sion that would go “be­yond the tra­di­tional area of ‘Plan’ and cover the as­pects of in­ter­nal se­cu­rity and de­fence”,

a gov­ern­ment source, who did not wish to be iden­ti­fied, told HT.

“A longer vi­sion of 15 years will be for­mu­lated keep­ing in mind the broader so­cial ob­jec­tives, changes in the world econ­omy and the need to achieve

sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment goals,” the source said.

A seven-year “strat­egy” — the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agenda — will be fac­tored into the 15-year vi­sion doc­u­ment.

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