National Development Council Current Affairs, GK & News

Special Category Status – Criteria

The National Development Council (NDC) granted the status of Special-category based on a number of features of the States which included: Hilly and difficult terrain, Low population density or the presence of sizeable tribal population, Strategic location along international borders, Economic and infrastructural backwardness and Non-viable nature of State finances.


Rajiv Kumar committee constituted by Union Government to study Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam

The Union Government has constituted a committee headed by Rajiv Kumar, the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighboring states .


History of Planning in India

First of all the idea of planned economy was crystallized in 1930s when our national leaders came under the influence of socialist philosophy. India’s Five year plans were very much impressed by the rapid strides achieved by the USSR through five years plans. In 1934, Sir M. Visvesvaraya had published a book titled “Planned Economy ..


Niti Aayog: less government, more governance?

Government of India has finally gone ahead with its approach of less government, more governance.  The new body is slated to give strategic and technical advice. It will be headed by the PM assisted by a Governing Council of Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors. It is set on the same principles as National Development Council. ..


National Development Council (NDC)

The National Development Council (NDC) or the Rashtriya Vikas Parishad is the apex body for decision making and deliberations on development matters in India, presided over by the Prime Minister. It was set up on August 6, 1952 to strengthen and mobilize the effort and resources of the nation in support of the Plan, to ..



Back Ground of Planned Development in India, Planning Commission and National Development Council

This article gives you crisp information on background of Planned Development in India, Planning Commission and National Development Council. Perspective Planning, Imperative & Indicative Planning Perspective planning refers to long term planning for a period of 15, 20, 25 yrs, however objective of perspective planning can be achieved by breaking the period in 5-7 yr ..