Q. Which of the following statements is the most appropriate definition of development?

[A] It refers to limited goal of increasing the rate of Economic growth.

[B] It refers to achieving pre-set targets or completing projects without realising the broader vision of what society upholds.

[C] It refers to the desire for a better life

[D] It refers to the idea of catching up on the West in terms of economic growth.

Answer: C
Notes:

Exp) Option c is the correct answer.

Statement a is incorrect: Defining Development with limited economic growth and only by modernising the society is a narrow aspect of what development conveys. The concept of development has Undergone many changes over the years. In the Initial years focus was on catching up on the West in terms of economic growth and modernisation of societies.

Statement b is incorrect: Development has unfortunately often come to be identified with achieving pre-set targets, or completing projects like dams, factories, hospitals, rather than with realising the broader vision of development which the society upholds

Statement c is correct: Development is a process of Improvement and changes required for better living an existence. It is measured by the scale of achievements in human perspective pertaining to the quantum of qualitative fulfilment of needs of Knowledge and sustenance of life.

Statement d is incorrect: In the initial years the focus was on catching up with the west in terms of economic growth and modernisation of societies. But later on, this philosophy changed.

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