Every plan should have specified goals. Plan without goal is like life without soul. While a plan specifies the means and ways to allocate scarce resources to achieve proposed targets, goals are the ultimate targets, the achievement of which ensures the success of plans. Thus, plans must include the goals. It will be unrealistic to expect all the goals of the plan to be given equal importance in all the plans. In fact, goals may actually be in conflict so the planners need to balance the goals. Different goals are being emphasized in different five year plans in India.