A resource is a source or supply from which we get benefits. Typically resources are materials, energy, services, staff, knowledge, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit.
Our skills can be an important resource by utilizing available means and resources properly and making the best of raw materials by using skilled manpower and capital.
For the provision of development following steps should be implemented:
- Making people aware of the needs and importance of infrastructure.
- Pressurizing government to develop infrastructures.
- Encouraging doctors on giving free medical treatments in rural areas.
- Making people responsible and promoting the feeling of brotherhood.
- Supporting in the proper mobilization of resources.
According to me, education is the most important infrastructure because education not only makes people conscious, disciplined and productive but also makes people know the importance of health and the need of nation development as well. Besides, educated people are more enlightened and produce skilled manpower needed in all the areas.
Though rich in resources, Nepal is underdeveloped country because for development available means and resources should be utilized properly. In case of Nepal instead of preserving and utilizing the resources they are being degraded and polluted. Raw materials cannot do anything by themselves. Skilled manpower is required to make the best use of raw materials and also political stability is needed for the execution of construction works and implementation of developmental infrastructures. In Nepal the number of illiterate people is higher and political situation is instable. Due to which Nepal is not developed although being rich in natural resource.
Yes, I agree with the statement that education is the first and foremost condition of development because education makes people conscious, disciplined and productive and educated. People also know the importance of their health, need of national development and also make better voting choice to help maintain good governance.
- It produces skilled manpower needed in all areas.
- It helps us to learn how to solve problems.
- It helps us to be helpful and responsible person.
- To change society.
- To make proper decisions.
- To develop our economic conditions.
- To get better job.
- Lack of knowledge about their use and importance
- Lack of technological access
- Lack of coordination between the consumers and preservers
- Lack of committed and stable government
- Lack of enough capital and
- Lack of proper transportation facility.
Any six ways for proper utilization of natural resources of the country are:
- To educate, train and make the people skillful.
- To develop technology within the country.
- To make the conservational use of natural resources.
- To make proper coordination between consumers and preservers.
- To form a stable and goal oriented government.
- To connect the entire place with the network of transportation.
Infrastructure are pre-requisites of development. The development starts with the development of infrastructure. Due to lack of infrastructures, further development activities will be impossible. As conscious citizen we can contribute as:
- Participating in each and every works of government
- Creating favorable environment for running the development works
- Doing our own works ourselves because if we look for the role of government, the works can be delayed and may remain incomplete
- Making programs for our locality and seeking some help from government
- Utilizing natural resources maximally for greater benefit by the participation of own human resource and technology available within us.
- Education: School, technical institutions, educational institutions, universities, campuses, skill development training, etc.
- Health: Hospital, healthy and planned family as well as controlled population.
- Transport: Roads, bridges, airways and other regular services.
- Communication: Telephone, television, radio, fax, post office, etc.
- Energy: Atomic energy, hydro-electricity, gas and oil supply, thermal power etc.
- Market: National and International trade etc.
Forest is one the major resources found in Nepal. It has been playing a significant role for the economic development of the country. At present, approximately 37.6% of the total land area of Nepal is under forest. The forest existing in the country varies with the variation in the climate and altitude. Sub-tropical evergreen forest is found in Terai, Bhabar, Dun and Churia Range up to 1,200 m altitude. Trees are tall, thick and close together. Sal, Sissoo, Khair, cane etc. are found. Evergreen coniferous forest is confined to the higher parts of the Mahabharata Range and lower parts of the Himalayan region between 2,100 m and 3,300m altitude. The main species of trees found in this forest are varieties of pine, fir, spruce, deodar, larches, rhododendrons and popular trees.
The recent development Nepal has made in the educational sector is:
- 10+2 and A-levels system has been introduced under Higher Secondary Education Board.
- Grading system on SLC level.
- More private boarding schools are established for better quality of education.
- Establishment of university in regional basis.
The level of educational development in all the development regions is not the same because of the following reason:
- Unequal economic strength. The rich, prosperous and economically sound people teach their children in private schools but it is not possible for economically deprived people of Mid-Western and Far-Western Regions.
- Population preference for the establishment of schools.
- Lack of infrastructures like transportation, communication, electricity, skilled manpower, etc and also lack of awareness in mainly Mid-Western and Far-Western Regions.
The measures needed to be applied are:
- Health posts, health centers and hospitals should be established according to the needs of people.
- Transportation facilities and other facilities should be provided so they will have easy access to reach the hospital, health post/centers.
- Awareness should be generated among all the people of community so they believe in doctors rather than witch doctors.
- Control on population and safe abortion should be maintained.
- Cleanliness campaign should be conducted.
Health means sound mind, body and spirit. In other words we can say that the wellbeing mentally, physically, spiritually and socially is called health.
Health situation in Nepal is very poor. There are 4,275 populations per doctor and one bed in hospital for 4,360 people. Nepal has 89 hospitals, 700 health posts, 13 health centers, 3,180 sub health posts and 285 Ayurvedic dispensaries. Sixty-four infant die per thousand, maternal mortality rate is 43.9 per thousand and population growth rate is 2.24% per annum. The crude birth rate of our country is 31 per thousand while crude death rate is 9.1 per thousand.
Two women die in a day due to maternity problem. The diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, meningitis, etc are major causes of immature death among rural population. These diseases are creating more and more health problems and affecting the living standard of community due to ignorance, illiteracy and lack of proper and prompt treatment, lack of health services and environmental population.
The steps that to be practically taken for reaching the aims of the Interim plans 2064-2067 BS are:
- Enough publicity and creating awareness among the local and other stakeholders.
- Building more number of hospitals and health centers.
- Strong governmental policy that encourages that health works to go to villages and remote districts.
- Provision of fundamental health needs-like safe drinking water, balanced diet, sanitized environment.
- Others can be, population control, afforestation, eco-friendly agriculture, sustainable development.
Our country is very rich in water resources. However, there is scarcity of drinking water. The following causes can be behind the scarcity of drinking water:
- Lack of preservation of water resources
- Lack of capital
- Lack of appropriate plan
- Growth of population
- Lack of technical manpower
- Pollution, etc.
Nepal is said to be the second largest country in water resources in the world after Brazil. However, more than one-third population has been deprived from drinking water facilities. To meet the targeted plan, Nepal government should do many things such as:
- Nepal government should produce skilled manpower, develop processing system, focus on communication management system development and grow the construction material.
- Nepal government should try to control the rapid urbanization, pollution and population growth.
- Nepal government should regularly monitor for the purification of water and its resources.
- Nepal government should check the leakage of drinking water supply, etc.
I would not drink the impure water and request him/her not to drink such impure water. Impure water harms you more than quenching thrust. I would request him/her not to give so much dirty water to anyone and not to drink myself too. Yes, I know about the ways of water filtration. We can place four pots one above another on a wooden stand. All the vessels except the last one should have small pores at the bottom. The uppermost vessel containing thick layer charcoal is to be filled with water which percolates through a hole made at its bottom, along with a piece of cloth plugged into a hole of second pot. The second pot contains a layer of sand, and third contains gravel. Water drips into each of these vessels. As a result the last pot contains the filtered water.
About 71% part of the earth is covered with water. Out of the total amount of water 97% water is in ocean and sea. It is very salty which cannot be used for drinking. Rest of 3% of water is drinkable, out of which 0.003% flows as rivers. Nepal is the second richest country in water resources. In Nepal, there are more than 6000 rivers, rivulets and streams. Many of them originate from Himalayas. We also have many lakes, ponds and springs.
However, we are facing problem of drinking water. The sources of water are not properly utilized. They are not being supplied to people. Many people depend on river water because there is no supply of drinking water. People of villages have to go a long way to fetch water. Widespread deforestation is causing the sources of water to dry up. Level of ground water is also decreasing. The settlements are increasing. Moreover, all the sources of water are becoming polluted in Kathmandu valley. There is no provision of security, control and filtration of water. So our situation is something like that of a traveler voyaging in the ocean, and dies of thirst without a drop of water even if there is water everywhere, not a single drop to drink as the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge puts it.
- The main source of water is the hand pump or tap that provides 38.6% of the total quantity of water.
- 18.9% of water is supplied through pipes.
- People receive 16.3% of water from the ponds or wells.
- Springs or kuwas are also one of the water resources, and the Terai people use 11.7% of water from these resources.
- As there are many rivers in the Terai region, people utilize 10.9% of water from them.
- People are supplied with 3.7% of water from other sources.
- Let people be informed about the importance of water and its use
- Preserving the local sources of water
- Launching large-scale water-supply projects and participate people in their operation
- Controlling leakages and repairing the equipments timely
- Controlling pressured migration to urban areas developing all regions equally
- Development through "bottom up" approach for its sustainable pressure
Nepal is wealthy in water resources. We can make it good income-source if we properly utilize the available water resources. In this way, we can get economic prosperity. For this, Nepal government should motivate and promote the foreign investors. Our national capital also should be invested for this. If the government will attract the investors for investment, it can be used for the development of electricity. The government should create the investment environment with us for certain conditions especially for private companies. The government should move the program ahead even with the foreign aid. For this work there must be people's participation too. Corruption and bribery should be completely eliminated. The government should focus for the high skilled manpower.
Nepal is rich in water resources. The availability of abundant water resources have ensured that there is greater possibility of hydropower but there are some problems which are as follows:
- Lack of capital for producing hydropower
- Lack of skilled manpower
- Lack of favorable government policy
- Lack of commission
- Lack of transportation development
The problems should not remain as problems but the solutions for the problems should be searched. Some of the solution for them can be:
- utilizing the sources of water to generate electricity
- giving equal emphasis to hydroelectric projects too
- connecting every part of the country with transportation network
- developing technology within the country
- utilizing foreign assistance properly
- controlling stealing, linkage and over utilization of electricity
- Postal service
The ways for the improvement of communication in my locality or nation are as follows:
- Connection of electricity to every house.
- Modernizing postal system.
- Encouraging people to buy and use computer.
- Fostering cellular communication.
- Providing telephone service.
We may have seen traditional "ghatta" in village. Water is fed from a higher place to run the "ghatta". Similar is the process in big hydroelectric projects. Water is stored by making dams or tanks and is poured in big mass to the turbines installed somewhere lower lower than dam, which helps to spin the wheels within the turbines. It generates electricity which is supplied to different parts. The bigger the turbines, the bigger amount of electricity is produced.
We can give the following suggestions for the proper development of electricity:
- Utilize the sources of water to generate electricity.
- Give equal emphasis to small hydroelectricity projects too.
- Connect every part with transportation network.
- Develop technology within the country.
- Utilize foreign assistance properly.
- Control stealing, leakage and unnecessary use of electricity.
- Providing education to all.
- Consciousness programmes like seminar, gosthi, trainings, for the people of prone zone.
- Strict rule and regulations.
- Social boycotting and different movements against the makers.