Process Of Integrated District Planning
Integrated district planning is a multi layered process. Its success depends on the merging of different plans laid out by various local bodies
The main objective of this Module is to:
- Demystify the complex process of integrated district planning in a step by step manner
There is a systematic method that should be followed in integrated district planning. This then calls for a thorough knowledge on the available resources, economic, human and natural. It would also include stock taking, visioning, compiling resources of the district etc. It is also important to bear in mind that planning also includes consolidation of various plans to derive a holistic plan, implementation of this plan, as well as monitoring of the same.
Integrated planning also demands foresight into what direction it is envisaged that the plan moves towards. It is essential to develop a ‘District Vision’ to which the community, its people and the local governments should contribute towards. Based on these visions, plans for the next 10 to 15 years should be developed with the consensus of all the stakeholders.
A good planning process has to be systematic, clear and requires maximum involvement of all the stakeholders.