Regional Planning takes stock of all the resources of an area and attempts to put them to maximum and multiple use. In India agriculture is the most dominant sector of the economy and more than 70 per cent of the people are engaged in agriculture persuits. The people sell their produce in the local markets, but all their needs are not met in these markets and they may have to go long distances to obtain them. What distance they should cover to fulfil their requirements of different nature and of different level is a moot question. These and some other questions have been examined in depth in this book taking the Trans-Ghaghara Plain as the case study.
The Trans – Ghaghara Plain which comprises the districts of Bahraich, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur and Deoria with a population of about 16 million, is a rural area to the core with little urbanization.
The author has made an attempt to identify service centres in the region with their specific analysis. The locations of growth centres have been discussed for a balanced regional planning. The book will be useful to geographers, economists, academics and planners as well.