Many opine that the process of Industrial development in India remained "growth oriented"and not "development oriented"during planning era. To what extent you agree with this view. Examine.

Published: February 6, 2016

Hint:
The process of industrial development in India remained confined to few states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu neglecting major states and thus; it didn’t do much in minimizing the regional imbalances. No solution of problems like poverty, malnutrition, hunger, high unemployment, injustice to women and weaker sections etc. Maximum focus over large scale industries deteriorated small scale industries, which was a major source for employment. Hence we can say that the process of Industrial development in India remained “growth oriented” and not “development oriented.

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