Ideas and Origins of the Planning Commission in India

What’s the Plan? The Postcolonial State and the Planning Commission in India, Sylvie Guichard and Santosh Mehrotra (eds.) Routledge, 2018.

35 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2018

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Shruti Rajagopalan

Department of Economics, SUNY Purchase College; Classical Liberal Institute, NYU School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

This paper explores the various economic ideas in the early twentieth century that may have contributed to the formation of the Planning Commission of India in the 1950s. The paper reviews the debates on economic ideas in the early twentieth century around the world and connects these ideas and debates to the Indian intellectuals and nationalists during the first several decades of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Planning Commission, India, Fabian Socialism, Mahalanobis

JEL Classification: B13, B14, B23, B24

Suggested Citation

Rajagopalan, Shruti, Ideas and Origins of the Planning Commission in India (July 1, 2017). What’s the Plan? The Postcolonial State and the Planning Commission in India, Sylvie Guichard and Santosh Mehrotra (eds.) Routledge, 2018., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3096582

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