The government of India has launched an interactive website 12thPlan.gov.in and a Facebook page TwelfthPlan to seek feedback and suggestion from general public on various issues that would contribute to the approach paper of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17).
“We are working on an approach paper. Ideas come not only from organisations but also from individuals and therefore we have created this website,” Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman, Planning Commission, has said.
The Twelfth Five Year Plan will commence in 2012-13. Before the Plan itself is unveiled, the Planning Commission prepares an approach paper which lays out the major targets, the key challenges in meeting them, and the broad approach that must be followed to achieve the stated objectives.
“The Planning Commission aspires to reach out to people. It is the Commission’s aim to involve all stakeholders in the process of planning and development. It is our aim to make The Twelfth Five Year Plan different from all the previous Five Year Plans,” Planning Commission’s Facebook page reads.