What is resource planning

What is resource planning ? Mention the steps which are involved in resource planning.

Resource planning is a technique or skill of proper utilisation of resources. As the resources are limited and unevenly distributed over the country their planning is essential. Resource planning comprises three stages:
(i) Preparation of inventory of resources.
(ii) Evaluation in terms of availability for development.
(iii) Planning for exploitation of resources
• The first stage includes surveying, mapping and measurement of characteristics and properties of resources.
• The second stage examines resources from the points of view of technology, economy and need.
• The third stage is related to action-oriented planning which emphasises use and reuse of the sources.