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