Analysis of 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

We ended the Eleventh Plan with some notable achievements. The economy grew at an average annual rate of 7.9 percent. This is commendable for a period which saw two global crises – one in 2008 and another in 2011.

Poverty declined twice as fast between 2004-05 and 2009-10 than it did in the previous ten years.

Agriculture grew at 3.3 percent per year in the Eleventh Plan, much faster than the 2.4 percent observed in the Tenth Plan.