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Regional Balance

The government is accountable for removing regional disparities and developing all regions and states in a balanced way. Most of the industrial development was restricted to a few areas like the port towns before independence. After 1951, the government proposed in its Five Year Plans, that special attention would be given to those regions that were lagging behind and public sector industries were intentionally set up. Four major steel plants were set up in the backward areas to enhance economic development, provide employment to the labour force and develop ancillary industries. This was attained to a certain extent but there is room for a lot more. On of the main objectives of the planned development is the development of backward regions in order to ensure regional balance in the country. Hence, the government had to locate new establishments in backward areas and simultaneously prevent the budding growth of private sector units in already advanced areas.

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