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“Conflicting goals can also be developmental goals”. Explain.

Answer :

Development refers to the change in a situation which leads to economic and social progress. National development means the balanced development in all aspects politically, economically, commercially and also culturally. To bring about development, there must be goals which create a drive in an individual to thrive for improvement.


Sometimes, these goals which are focussed on development may be conflicting.


1. The developmental goals are the desires of the people to improve their standard in all ways. These goals are different for different classes of people. What is a necessity for someone may be luxury for another? For example, a two-wheeler which is very much needed for a sales representative may be a luxury for a newspaper boy.


2. The construction of dams and other multipurpose river valley projects might be a great investment for the Government. But it means displacement and socio-economic issues for the tribes residing in those areas.


For example, construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam was welcomed by the people of Gujarat as it will help in solving drinking water scarcity and irrigation of land. But the people of Madhya Pradesh were unhappy as it uprooted them from their workplace leaving them jobless.


Even though goals may seem conflicting as different people have different notions of development, it can also lead to the development of the nation as a whole.


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