Table 1
       GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNITS IN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
                                       DURING DIFFERENT PLAN PERIODS
(Number)
Sl. Period Public Private Sector Industrial Sector
No. Sector
In-house SIRO Private Sector All R&D Units
R&D Units Units R&D Units
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   (4+5)=(6)      (3+6)=(7)
1 Before 1950 2 17 6 23 25
2 First Five Year Plan (1951-56) 2 10 5 15 17
3 Second Five Year Plan (1956-61) 5 11 1 12 17
4 Third Five Year Plan (1961-66) 5 24 11 35 40
5 Annual Plans (1966-67 to 1968-69) 5 25 6 31 36
6 Fourth Five Year Plan (1969-74) 22 96 18 114 136
7 Fifth Five Year Plan (1974-79) 21 137 20 157 178
8 Annual Plan (1979-80) 4 25 5 30 34
9 Sixth Five Year Plan (1980-85) 40 197 33 230 270
10 Seventh Five Year Plan (1985-90) 35 176 36 212 247
11 Annual Plans (1990-91 and 1991-92) 2 71 14 85 87
12 Eighth Five Year Plan (1992-97) 8 141 16 157 165
13 Ninth Five Year Plan upto (1997-99) 1 13 0 13 14
14 Not specified 8 25 5 30 38
         
                 Total 160   968   176 1144   1304
         
Source: Data collected and compiled by DST
Note: R&D - Research and Development