Q. Who among the following is NOT a member of Bombay Plan?

[A] J.R.D. Tata

[B] John Mathai

[C] Kasturbhai Lalbhai

[D] Jawaharlal Nehru

Answer: D

Explanation: The Bombay Plan was the popular title of ‘A Plan of Economic Development for India’, which was prepared by a cross-section of India’s leading capitalists.

  • The eight capitalists involved in this plan were Purshotamdas Thakurdas, J.R.D. Tata, G.D. Birla, Lala Sri Ram, Kasturbhai Lalbhai, A.D. Shroff, Avdeshir Dalal and John Mathai. The Plan was published in 1944– 45.
  • Out of these eight industrialists, Purshotamdas Thakurdas was one among the 15 members of the National Planning Committee (1938);
  • R.D. Tata, G.D. Birla and Lala Sri Ram, were members of the sub-committees (29 in total) of the National Planning Committee.

Source: Ramesh Singh