Question: What is development? Why do different people have different developmental goals? Explain with four examples. (Board Term-I, Set-6AP67LB, 2015-16)
Answer: Development means continuous progress or increase in real per-capita income. In other words, there is improvement in economic welfare of the people and their standard of living.
The four characteristics of development are :
(i) Developmental goals are different for different people.
(ii) What may be development for one may not be development for the other.
(iii) For development people look at a mix of goals.
(iv) Different persons could have different as well as conflicting notions of country’s development.