Development has not only economic but also social as well as cultural dimensions. The state has tried to play its role in the field of development. But its wavelength is at variance with that of the people. The central and critical point is that masses want work. But the political and administrative classes are after money and power. Hence there is a hiatus. Development administration in India is about the fight against hunger, malnutrition, infant mortality maternal mortality, ill health, illiteracy and deprivation of the poor, who form the majority of the country. There is an increasing awareness in the county today that rather than fighting unemployment through a centralized mode of administration, the state can address the grievances of the people through decentralized economic as well as political power.