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District Development Plan: Methods and Focus

Author Affiliations

  • 1 School of Governance and Public Policy, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Beemanthangal, Chennai
  • 2 Bangalore Highway, Sriperumbudur – 602 105, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 29-34, September,14 (2012)


District planning process in India has gained importance through the 74th constitutional act. Unfortunately the entire process of planning process is centrally biased and focused on macro issues. The concept of grass root level planning is a recent addition to the strategies of micro planning for development. It might be considered as a logical extension of the national planning scheme promoted by most countries. The local self-government institutions having an effective strategy for preparing micro planning, with focus on mobilization of target people for effective participation in the process of planning at the grass root level, to attain greater success in the field of rural development.


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