The Plan proposes an acceleration of growth over the plan period to reach 9 percent in the terminal year, yielding an average growth rate of 8.2 percent for the plan period as a whole.

A task force on Private Participation in Power Distribution was set up under the chairmanship of Member (Power) Planning Commission. The task force was set up to explore the scope and nature of private power distribution with the objective of harnessing private sector investment and the associated efficiencies.

The Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP), a not-for-profit policy research think-tank in Bangalore developed a systems' map to provide a more rigorous grounding for the scenarios. System dynamics techniques were used to understand different aspects in defining the future of India.

The latest poverty estimates for the country released by Planning Commission shows a decline in poverty by 7.3 per cent over the past five years & says that anyone with a daily consumption expenditure of Rs. 28.35 & Rs. 22.42 in urban and rural areas respectively is above the poverty line.

On the threshold of the XII Five Year Plan, it was felt necessary to undertake an assessment of all the sectors of environment from a holistic and scientific perspective and set ourselves targets for the 12th plan.

An Act to provide a broad overarching national legal framework of general principles on water as a vital and stressed natural resource, under which legislation and executive action on water at all levels of governance, as also water-use and actions relating to water by citizens, their associations and voluntary agencies, public and private insti

The Planning Commission vide their Order No.18/3/2011-Tpt dated 06.04.2011 has constituted a Working Group on Road Transport for the Formulation of Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017).

The Planning Commission had set up one Steering Committee on Water Resources and Sanitation and the following eight Working Groups for addressing the issues related to the Water Resources and Sanitation for the formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017).

Minerals are finite and non-renewable valuable natural resources being the basic raw material for infrastructure, capital goods and various other industries. The history of the mineral extraction in India dates back to the Harappan Civilization.

By October 2011, India is expected to have a National Manufacturing Policy which will aspire to create 100 million additional jobs in the next 10 years. This aim will be achieved by increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) share of the manufacturing sector from the current level of 16% to 25% by 2025.