What may be development for one may not be development for the other. It may even be destructive for other. Explain by giving suitable examples.

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 27th Apr, 2015, 03:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Every individual is different from each other, the notion of development also varies. The difference in social and economic positions of the people generally results in different goals of development. Two individuals and groups of people may have conflicting interests.

For example, for many people, large dams are the symbols of development and prosperity. However, building of large dams results in the displacement of villagers and tribals from their homes and land. They not only lose their land and homes but also their livelihood. Therefore, villagers often resent and protest against the building of large dams. The ‘Narmada bachao andolan’ is one such case, where villagers and tribals have been opposing the construction of the dam.

Answered by Tharageswari S | 27th Apr, 2015, 04:45: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.