Q. The Gadgil Strategy is associated with which of the following plan?

[A] Second five year plan

[B] Third five year plan

[C] Fourth five year plan

[D] Eighth five year plan

Answer: C

The fourth five year Plan period was 1969–74.  

  • The Plan was based on the Gadgil strategy with special focus to the ideas of growth with stability and progress towards self-reliance.  
  • Droughts and the Indo-Pak War of 1971–72 led the economy to capital diversions creating financial crunch for the Plan.  

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh