Expenditure in Agricultural sector in 5 year plans

Pattern of Expenditure in Agricultural sector in 5 year plans

The following table shows the outlay on agriculture and allied sectors (horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries).

% Plan Expenditure on Agriculture and allied sectors

First Five Year Plan 1951-56

 

31 

Second Five Year Plan 1956-61

 

20 

Third Five Year Plan 1961-66

 

21 

Fourth Five Year Plan 1969-74

 

24 

Fifth Five Year Plan 1974-79

 

22 

Sixth Five Year Plan 1980-85

 

24 

Seventh Five Year Plan 1985-90

 

23

Eighth Five Year Plan 1992-97

 

21 

Ninth Five Year Plan 1997-2002

 

20 

Tenth Five Year Plan 2002-2007 

 

20 

Eleventh Five Year Plan 2007-12 

 

18 

The above table makes it clear that the percentage of plan expenditure on Agriculture and allied sectors has been between 18-24 % except first five year plan when the expenditure was over 30%.

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