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National Planning Council

National Planning Council was set up on August 6, 1952. It was established to strengthen and mobilize the resources of the country. This is done to support the Five-year plans of the Planning Commission.

The National Planning Council was constituted during the fourth plan in 1965.


Its goal is to promote common economic policies in all important areas. Also to guarantee a balanced and fast development to every part of the country.


It consisted of experts in science, engineering, and economics and worked on areas that include agriculture, land reforms, irrigation, education, employment, industry, trade, management, family planning, social welfare, natural resources, transport, and international trade.

It was the responsibility of each of these groups to study in detail the needs of each of the areas and give the data to the planning commission which helps the commission to formulate the plan.


National Planning Council is the body that consists of experts from various fields such as Engineering, Agriculture, etc. That helps the Planning Commission in mobilizing the resources available.

* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.