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Question 9
Among the statements given below select the ones that correctly describe the concept of sustainable development
(i) Planned growth with minimum damage to the environment
(ii) Growth irrespective of the extent of damage caused to the environment
(iii) Stopping all developmental work to conserve the environment
(iv) Growth that is acceptable to all the stakeholders.


(a) (i) and (iv)
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (ii) and (iv)
(d) (iii) only


Solution

Option (a) is correct.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
It contains within it two key concepts:

(i) It causes less damage to the environment with growth.
(ii) The idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs. Growth is acceptable to all stakeholders.

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