Planning Department of U.P
It is now well-recognized that, in the Indian Context, planning is essentially a mechanism of deliberate intervention in an ongoing development process which is constantly changing its course because of internal dynamics as well as environmental factors, Planning at the State level is meant to sub serve the dual interests of the national as well as the state's balanced and accelerated development. This means that planners at the state level should play a positive role not only in determining the scope, policies priorities and programmes for the state but also in the formulation of national policies and objectives which determine the overall environment for the development of states.
Planning for development in Uttar Pradesh is meaningless unless it takes into account intra-state variations in the level, potential and problems of development of different regions. For ensuring optimal use of available resources it is essential to formulate the State Plan through a series of interactive & multi-level exercises and integrating it with regional, district and block level strategies. From the operational point of view, a plan is a compilation of inter-related programmes/ projects/ schemes aimed at yielding the desired results through spatial convergence and appropriate temporal sequencing. Plan formulation is preceded by systematic analysis, survey and investigation of major issues, relevance of alternatives and application of new approaches. Otherwise it is likely to result in sub-optimal use of sizeable resources and loss of valuable resources and time.
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