The main goals and aspects of development are-

Different people can have different development goals

  • Different persons have different notions of development and development goals because life situations of people are different .
  • They seek things that are most important to them i.e which can fulfill their aspirations or desires. 
  • For example- Development goal of a landless rural laborer may be to get more days of work, better wages , etc. 

whereas a prosperous farmer would aspire for a high family income through higher support prices for his crops , hardworking and cheap laborers, etc.

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People can have common goals

  • Factors other than income are important aspects to ensure “Quality of Life”
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People have conflicting development goals

  • Two persons or groups of persons, at times may seek conflicting things .
  • What may be developed for one may not be developed for the other . It may even be destructive to others.
  • For example- 
    • A girl expects as much freedom and opportunity as her brother and that he also shares in the household work . Her brother may not like this.
    • Similarly, to get more electricity , industrialists may want more dams . But, this may submerge the land and disrupt the lives of people who are displaced such as tribals. They might resent this and prefer small check dams to irrigate the land.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.