needful

n. whatever is required or needs to be done, as demanded by the situation

Example: _The Handloom Board should feel the urgency and rise to the

occasion. It should do the needful and justify its existence_.

The word needful is used as a noun and not as an adjective. With this

usage, the word is always accompanied with the article the (see Google News search [1]).

Links:

[1] http://news.google.com/news?q=%22do%20the%20needful%22