The main thrust was to assess the socio-economic status of the district by taluk and by sectors, using selected indicators of human development and backwardness. With this back ground, efforts have been made to identify the growth retarding factors, as against the development accelerating sectors. The draft R.S.V.Y. Plan of the district has been prepared in consultation with Panchayath Raj Institutions, (all ZP Members, all Taluk Panchayath Adhyakshas and Grama Panchayath Adhyakshas of core network), MPs, MLAs, the Deputy Commissioner (Collector) of the district, representatives of Non-Governmental organizations, NABARD, representatives of urban local bodies and officers of all line departments in the district. The draft plan was also discussed in a special meeting of the District Planning Committee held on 10-9-2004. Thus the present plan has emerged through a democratic and participatory process concentrating on the problems at grass roots level.
Thus the RSVY draft plan of the district for three years (2005 to 2007) aims at bridging the critical gaps in the development of infrastructure and improving the quality of life of the underprivileged as enunciated in the RSVY guidelines.