Category Archives: economics

Most Favoured Nation status

What is Most Favoured Nation status? Most Favoured Nation is a treatment accorded to a trade partner to ensure non-discriminatory trade between two countries vis-a-vis other trade partners. The importance of MFN is shown in the fact that it is the first clause in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Under WTO rules, a member country cannot discriminate

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Five-Year Plans after the LPG Reforms

The Planning Commission was set up in March, 1950 by a Resolution of the Government of India. The economy of India is based on planning through its five-year plans. Five year plans are developed, executed and monitored by the Planning Commission (Prime Minister is the ex-official Chairman). Now the planning commission is being replaced by the NITI Ayog (National Institution

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Five-Year Plans before the LPG Reforms

In India the planned economic development begin in 1951 with the inception of first five year plan. The main motive of first five year plan was to improve the condition of agriculture in the country, because Agriculture is the backbone of the whole country. Second five year plan (based on Mahalanobis model) was dedicated to the industrial development. During this

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Five Year Plans of India

The concept of economic planning in India is derived from the Russia (then USSR). India has launched 12 five year plans so far. First five year plan was launched in 1951. Now the present NDA government has stopped the formation of five year plans. So 12th five year plan would be called the last five year plan of India. 1.

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