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What is resource planning? Why is resource planning essential? Explain with any 3 examples 

Last updated date: 15th Jul 2024
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Resource planning is said to be the crucial part of any business project or management plan. This phase finds out the resources needed to deliver a project by small business owners. They need to identify all within a specific timeframe. In this respect, anything counts as a resource: staff members, roles and responsibilities for each member, equipment for doing the work. Resource planning also includes a schedule with detailed information about what needs to be completed and when. A good and sound resource plan features how many developers or designers required, the amount of resource needed, schedule dates needed for using planned resources. Also while and for much time long do small business owners need people for task assignment. Resource planning is the wise, judicious and proper utilisation of the resources. 


The resources are not evenly distributed in our country, so, the proper planning for resource use serves the following purpose;

• It saves the environment from degradation.

• It makes a sustainable use of the resources without compromising with the share for future generation.

• It makes an equitable distribution of benefits for all.

• It helps to identify the various resources present in different regions of the country. It helps in reducing the wastage of resources.

• It helps to identify the various resources present in different regions of the country.

• It helps in the conservation of various non-renewable/extinguishable resources.

• It helps in the equal distribution of resources among the regions that have an acute shortage of it.

• It helps in keeping track of remaining resources. It helps to take care of future generations.

Sincere efforts have been made from India for achieving the resource goal planning. It has been done since the inception of the First Five Years Plan launched right after her independence. Some examples are as follows:-

• Land Utilization and Planning: - There are different land planning and conservation measures we can take to protect this natural resource. Controlling over-grazing in open pastures, stabilizing sand dunes, proper management of wastelands, controlling mining activities, proper disposal of industrial waste, reducing land and water degradation in industrial areas.

• Soil Conservation: - Drastic farming and mass production lead to heavy soil erosion and reduced fertility of the soil. There are different methods of controlling soil erosion such as contour ploughing to reduce the flow of water during irrigation, terrace farming to reduce soil erosion, planting shelter belts for plants.