Consider the following statements about First Five Year Plan:

  1. The Plan was based on Harrod-Domar Model
  2. The community development programme was started during this plan
  3. The plan focused on fast growth through intensive industrialization

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

Third statement is incorrect because the plan focussed on agriculture, price stability, power and transportation. First statement is correct. Second statement is also correct because the plan led to start of the community development programme in 1952. Community Development Programme was a multi project programme which consisted of agriculture, animal husbandry, irrigation, cooperation, public health, education, social education, communication, village industries etc. 

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