The overall objective of Regional Plan is to achieve sustainable development
harmonizing social, economic and environmental needs through appropriate
planning and management of land and its resources.
The specific objectives
of the study are:
study the physical, socio-economic and infrastructural characteristics
of the State;
To identify the environmental resources and sensitive lo.nes in the
To identifying the development needs of various parts of the State;
To identify development potential for various sectors in the State;
suggest a spatially balanced settlement structure for a harmonised relation
between urban and rural areas; and
To suggest development options to achieve balanced and sustainable development
The Regional Planning
Study employed mapping tool. The thematic maps are prepared in 1 :2,50,000
scale. GIS was used for mapping and analysis. Field surveys and ground
checks were made. However, the major limitation of the study is that it
depended upon the secondary sources of data, though mainly on the data
published by the Government departments, institutes and other agencies.
Due to non-availability of census-2001 data below the District level,
the Block level analysis has been restricted up to 1991 census. Urban
population completely relates to 1991 census data. However, the data at
District level and State level has been accommodated from the released
2001 provisional census data.