Directions(1 to 10):India’s (1) over the past half century si nce
independence has been unique and (2) in many ways.
Yet the record is (3) in relation to what the country
set out to achieve and could certainly have been (4).
It is (5) to look at both sides; the alternative is to be
(6)down by unrelieved gloom or unwarranted (7). The
fact is that after eight 5-year plans, about 40 per cent
of population is (8)below the poverty line. The human
development indices are (9) low, placing India at the
126th position in the world table, far below many
countries that came into (10) much later than it did.