Relationship to Development Planning
The NCS is also intended to provide a process for sensitizing government officials to the role of conservation in sustainable development.
3 Relationship to Development Planning
The relationship of the state strategies to the existing planning system is evolving. Early strategies were peripheral to development planning, but later strategies have been developed in cooperation with the state economic planning units. The extent of this cooperation has varied from state to state. The process of preparing the NCS involved extensive discussion with government planning agencies; and implementation is likely to be coordinated by the economic planning unit in the Prime Minister's Department.