1. Unsuited to the needs of a Big Country:

It is quite unsuit­able for big countries having di­versity of race, religion, language etc. It ignores the local interests of the people, which are sacrificed on the altar of national interests.

Aspirations of various nationali­ties and national minorities are at times curbed in a unitary state.

2. Local needs Ignored:

It cannot give full attention to vari­ous needs of different areas within the country. The central admini­stration may ignore local require­ments of different parts of the country.

3. Centre over-burdened:

The central government is over­burdened with legislative and administrative work in a unitary government

4. Depotic:


It is liable to turn despotic since all authority is vested in a single central govern­ment without any checks and re­straints.