Note on Sustainable Development

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The earth is our common home where survival and development are possible without the environment. But the environmental resources are limited and have certain technological discoveries, human needs are always growing. The earth cannot be made bigger and richer to supply our growing needs. On the one hand, our development activities should be enabled to continue in the long term. On the other hand, the future generations must get what we have got. So we must use the resources wisely, carefully and responsibly to let our coming generation live the comfort we lived. This is called sustainable development.

Sustainable development means to take economic benefit what can help to raise living standard present generation without affecting the need for future generation. It means to conserve resources without affecting its quantity and quality. The main aim of sustainable development is to balance among the population, various resources, various aspects of environment and development.

Principles of Sustainable Development
  1. To increase peoples' participation
  2. To preserve environment
  3. To make proper utilization of natural resources
  4. To increase social development and economic growth
  5. To increase social harmony and develop skilled manpower
Importance of Sustainable Development
  1. Sustainable development teaches people to make low use of means and resources.
  2. Sustainable development brings about changes in people’s knowledge, attitude and skill.
  3. Sustainable development emphasizes on the progress of health, education, agriculture, tourism and social reform for the development of human beings.
  4. Sustainable development aware the people for the involvement in the policy making for the concept of limit of development.

What should be done for sustainable development?
  1. Tree plantation, preservation of the environment and forest should be done.
  2. Emphasis should be given to organic farming.
  3. Proper management of solid wastes should be done.
  4. Population growth rate should be controlled.

  • Sustainable development means to take economic benefit what can help to raise living standard present generation without affecting need of future generation.
  • Sustainable development teaches people to make low use of means and resources.
  • The main aim of sustainable development is to balance among population, various resources, various aspects of environment and development.
  • Sustainable development aware the people for the involvement in the policy making for the concept of limit of development.
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Very Short Questions

Sustainable development is the development process carried out with the wise use or responsible use of the resources that integrates necessary conservation efforts so that they can also be saved for future generation.

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime minister of Norway who becomes the director general of WHO, produced the concept of sustainable development.

Sustainable development is based on the principle of public participation.

The concept of sustainable development was brought in 1963 with the publication of the Brundtland Commission Report.

The Brundtland Commission Report was published in 1987 AD.

Alternative energy development is a practical activity that falls under sustainable development.

The principles of sustainable development are as follows:

  1. Conservation of ecosystem
  2. Development of sustainable society
  3. Conservation of biodiversity
  4. Control of population growth
  5. Development of human resources
  6. Promotion of public participation

For the proportionate develop following things can be done: -

  1. The constitution has to clearly define and state that all the tribes and ethnic groups, linguistic or religious group are equal.
  2. The government should act strictly, sensibly and tactfully to fulfill the norms of the constitution and make things changed.

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  • Which of the following statements is correct?

    Sustainable development is another name for economic growth.
    Sustainable development is not necessarily incompatible with economic growth.
    Sustainable development implies that economic growth will have to become negative.
    Sustainable development is concerned solely with economic issues.
  • The term sustainable development was first used in 1980 by ______.

    World Conservation Strategy


    United Nation organisation


    World Environmental Organisation


    World wide fund


  • The development in which not only the people but natural resources is taken care of as well is called ______.

    women development
    health development
    sustainable development
    world development
  • Sustainable development ______.

    Develops people


    develops nation while conserving nature


    Develops only


    Conserves nature only


  • The main obstacle of sustainable development is because of ______.

    Developmental issues


    Waste of time and money


    Poverty


    Less natural resources


  • The first environmental conference of human environment was held in ______.

    1972 AD
    1921 AD
    1954 AD
    1966 AD
  • Which one of the following is principle of sustainable development?

    Conservation of biodiversity
    Conservation of ecosystem
    Control of population
    All the options are correct
  • Which one of the following is importance of sustainable development?

    All the options are correct
    Demarcation of development activities
    Participatory development
    Feeling of responsibility
  • The first environmental conference of human environment was held in ______.

    1921 AD
    1954 AD
    1966 AD
    1972 AD
  • Which one of the following is principle of sustainable development?

    Conservation of ecosystem
    All the options are correct
    Control of population
    Conservation of biodiversity
  • Which one of the following is importance of sustainable development?

    Demarcation of development activities
    Participatory development
    Feeling of responsibility
    All the options are correct
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