Posted by Anjali Kaur on Jun 15, 2021
Rajasthan- Solar and Wind Energy

Resources and Development(Part-4)

Before reading further, make sure you have gone through all the 3 parts of Resources and Development, wherein, I have explained the meaning of resources, interdependence among human, nature, technology, major classification of resources, problem-related to overuse of resources, Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit 1992 and Agenda-21. In this post of Resources and Development(Part-4), we will understand resource planning.

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Resource Planning

To better utilize resources, we need resource planning. Especially, for India, which has an unlimited and variety of resources, planning becomes necessary to manage resources and to efficiently use them.

For India, some states are rich in minerals and lack in other areas. It is important to balance the resources through proper resource planning. Take a look at the few state’s examples from India.

States of IndiaRich/ AdvantagesLacks/ Disadvantage
Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Madhya PradeshMinerals and Coal deposits
Arunachal PradeshPlenty of waterLacks in Infrastructure development
RajasthanSolar and Wind energy Less water availability
LadakhRich in cultural heritage Less water, poor infrastructure, and other minerals

Resource Planning in India

There are 3 steps involved:

  1. Identify the stock of resources available across different regions of the country. It includes proper survey, mapping, and making quality and quantity estimation of the resources.
  2. Develop a planning structure given the appropriate technology, skill, and institutions for the implementation of the plan.
  3. Match the resource development plans with overall national development plans.

How to remember the steps of resource planning?

Use the code M.I.D.

Where,

M stands for; match the RD with NRD. (Resource Development = National RD)

I stand for; Identify the resources from different regions of the country.

D stands for; Develop a plan with respect to technology, skills, and institute.

MID-energy meter and measurement system - Janitza electronics

Remember the code, read this 3 times and learn resource planning steps!

Important Question

Q1. The availability of resources is a necessary condition for the development of any region, but mere availability of resources in the absence of corresponding changes in technology and institutions may hinder development. True or false. Comment.

Ans. True.

  1. There are many regions in India that are rich in resources but these are included in economically backward regions.
  2. On the other hand, there are some regions that have a poor resource base but are economically developed.
  3. Colonization history shows that rich resources were the major attraction for the foreign invaders, it was the higher technology development of the colonizing countries that helped them to use Indian resources and rule over India.

Therefore, resources can contribute to development only when they are accompanied by appropriate technological development and institutional changes.

Thank You So much for reading the above content.

This is the fourth post on Resources and development. I am going to produce more such blog posts.

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Take a look at the previous blog posts on resources and development.

  1. Resources and Development (Part-1)
  2. Resources and Development (Part-2)
  3. Resources and Development (Part-3)

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