Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:The Government of India, The Planning Commission

Introduced in 2007, the Eleventh Five Year Plan of India focuses mainly on three underlying themes:

  • Volume I: Inclusive Growth
  • Volume II: Social Sector
  • Volume III: Agriculture,  Rural Development, Industry, Services and Physical Infrastructure

Within these overarching theme the plan focuses on a number of subsectors and issues of the following nature:

  • Income and Poverty
  • Education
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Growth
  • Rural development 
  • Water Management - provide drinkeable water for all by 2009
  • Integrated Energy Planning (RE, Fossil Fuels, Biofuels)
  • Efficiency, and Power Sector Reforms

Enclosed in Volume III is the sector on ENERGY. In it several directives include:

  • expand resource exploration
  • energy efficiency
  • renewables - wind, biomass, and biofuels must increase 2-3%
  • R&D - in situ gasification, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), solar energy, energy storage
  • fossil fuel reserves - increase the use of enhanced recovery techniques
  • Promotion of institutions from supply driven to demand driven
  • Power generation - 78577MW of added capacity; composed of commissioned, under construction, and new
  • Totals of these energy sources include central, state, and private entities:
  1. Hydro-16553MW
  2. Thermal-58644MW
  3. Nuclear-3380MW

Policy Initiatives:

  • streamline capacity building
  • enable merchant power plants which could be in the size of 1000MW for adequate power is available
  • coal blocks should be offered on a competitive tariff base
  • a National Security Electricity Fund should be set up
  • The careful procurement of Oil and Gas abroad
This record is superseded by:Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017): Faster, More Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

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