What is resources planning? What is its importance in India?
- Resource planning is a technique or skill of proper utilisation of resources. It consists of three stages which are given below :
- Identification and inventory of resources. ’
- Evolving a planning structure endowed with appropriate technology, skill and institutional set up for implementing resource development plans.
- Matching the resource development plans with overall national development plans
- Resource planning is very important for a country like India because it has enormous diversity in the availability of resources as given below:
- Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh- rich in minerals and coal deposits.
- Arunachal Pradesh-abundance of water resources but lack of infrastructure development.
- Rajasthan-lot of solar and wind energy but lacks in water resources.
- Ladakh-rich cultural heritage but deficient in water, infrastructure and some vital minerals.
Thus, resource planning is necessary in India so that resources may be utilized properly for the economic development of the country. There is need for balanced resource planning at the national, state, regional and local levels.