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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