Class 10 Economics
Development: NCERT In Text Solution
Why do different persons have different notions of development? Which of the following explanations is more important and why?
- Because people are different.
- Because life situations of persons are different.
Answer: The second explanation is more important about different notions of development for different people. A person’s development needs depend on the situation around him. This can be illustrated with a simple example which is as follows. If a person is living in a remote village which is not accessible by road, then construction of an all weather road would be the developmental need for that person. On the other hand, if a person is living in a metro city and finds it difficult to commute to his workplace, construction of rapid transit system would be the developmental need for that person.