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The Five Year Plan grows up—to focus on adolescent needs

Teens Today
Gireesh G.V.
Teens Today
outlookindia.com
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No wonder, adolescents have long been ignored in India's plans for the future. But things are about to change. Adolescents will finally get a better deal in the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) to be released later this year. The Planning Commission, realising the need to focus on this young population segment, set up a working group on adolescents to provide inputs to the Tenth Five Year Plan.

The group's report is in. And India's 230 million adolescents, 23 per cent of our population, will now have a precise place in the blueprint for development. They will now be, in policyspeak, categorised as people between ages 10 and 19.

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