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With the achievement of Independence, India had to face mass unemployment, illiterate masses, untrained labour force, static agriculture and less developed industrial sectors. It needs a big national effort and a more contra cyclical policy to cure situation and hence we adopted planning as a lever of social and economic change. Now in the era of globalization more concerted efforts are needed towards the planning of new policies for our sustained national growth. Throughout this encyclopaedia, editors have tried to explore the subject in multi-dimentional approach. The national and international policies would definitely put India at par with developed nations.