What is development? Why do different people have different developmental goals? Explain with four examples. (Board Term-I, Set-6AP67LB, 2015-16)

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.

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