District level planning is currently carried out through coordination between District Planning Committee (DPC), Zila Panchayat accumulating Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) and Municipalities in urban areas. The DPC is mandated to develop a holistic plan for Panchayats and Municipalities including spatial planning, water and other physical/natural resources, integrated infrastructure, and environmental conservation.
Planning for climate change impacts needs to be made an integral part of regular development process with major focus on water availability, natural resources protection and restoration, 4
sustainable farm practices, livelihoods security, education and skills training, healthcare, social welfare, financial inclusion, and maintenance of critical infrastructure. There are multiple co-benefits of climate adaptation strategies for various development priorities as well as in many areas there are benefits of cost reduction and protection of life and property.