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In which of the following plans did India experience two successive wars?
1. Second Five Year Plan
2. Third Five Year Plan
3. Fourth Five Year Plan
4. Fifth Five Year Plan

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Third Five Year Plan

The correct answer is Third Five Year Plan

  • The list of Indian Wars are as follows
    • The First Kashmir War of 1947 - 48
    • The Sino – Indian War of 1962
    • The Indo – Pak War of 1965
    • The Sino – Indian War of 1967
    • The Indo – Pak War of 1971
    • The Kargil War of 1999
  • While the third-year plan was implemented from 1961 to 1966.

  •  Third Five Year Plan
    • It was made for the duration of 1961 to 1966, under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.
    • This plan is also called ‘Gadgil Yojana'.
    • The plan was a flop due to wars and drought.
    • The target growth was 5.6% while the achieved growth was 2.4%.

  •  Details of other five year plans are as follows
Five Year Plan  Details
second Five Year Plan
  • Duration - 1956-61
  • Target Growth: 4.5%
  • Actual Growth: 4.3%
  • The Plan Focussed on rapid industrialization- heavy & basic industries.
  • Also known as Mahalanobis Plan.
Fourth Five Year Plan
  • Duration - 1969-74
  • Target Growth: 5.7%
  • Actual Growth: 3.3%
  • Implementation of Family Planning Programmes was amongst major targets of the Plan.
Fifth Five Year Plan
  • Duration - 1974-79
  • Target Growth: 4.4%
  • Actual Growth: 4.8%
  • It proposed to achieve two main objectives: 'removal of poverty' (Garibi Hatao) and 'attainment of self-reliance'

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