for effective budget allocations based on the merit of the location.
Macro economic growth models often adopted at national state and regional level were aggregative and sectoral in character which cannot be expected to take care of the extraordinary details of physical cultural and economic dimensions. Though the articulation of spatial development strategy for regions more or less coincided with the efforts for the national economic planning, nonetheless the importance of physical dimension in the national planning has scarcely been understood or appreciated. There has been growing recognition of the need for the development programs in the country to be conceived in terms of region (spatial) defined by economic social and geographic considerations. In order to achieve regional balance in terms of development the idea of regional planning was introduced by government of India in the third five year plan.