At a meet the press programme organised by the Kollam Press Club here on Wednesday, he said the guidelines for this year’s decentralised planning process was released by the UDF government only on June 15. This virtually made it impossible for the local bodies to prepare their plan process as per the guidelines within the 35 days stipulated in the guidelines.

Along with this year’s plan, the local bodies were asked to submit their respective plan programme for the next five years, too.