• Public facilities are the facilities that are provided to the people by the government .   
  • The provision of public services and facilities in the urban environment has a significant  impact on the quality of life that residents and others enjoy.   
  • Public facilities play an essential role in providing support services to create viable,  sustainable, healthy, and cohesive communities, overcoming social barriers, and increasing achievements. 

Money in your pocket cannot buy all the goods and services that one may need to live well- 

  1. Income by itself is not a completely adequate indicator of material goods and services that citizens are able to use.
  2. Money cannot buy one a pollution-free environment . Money cannot ensure that we get unadulterated medicines unless we can afford to shift to a community that already has these things.
  3. Money may also fail to protect one from infectious diseases
  4. Therefore, the whole community needs to take preventive steps-
    • Collective security for the whole society.
    • Public facilities such as schools
    • Public Distribution System in some states

       5.  All this can only be done collectively and not individually . Thus, there must be an adequate provision of public facilities for the development of a country.

Public facilities for a country’s development-

A set of facilities that ensure a quality of life must be provided by the government for the welfare of the people.

  • Adequ ate provision of health and education facilities for all.
  • Provision of safe drinking water, and electricity at reasonable rates.
  • Availability of unadulterated medicines, and eatables .
  • Good infrastructure such as roads, transport, irrigation facilities, etc.
  • An effective Public Distribution System(PDS.

  Why is PDS  an essential public facility?

  1. In some states, the Public Distribution System (PDS) functions well.
  2. If a PDS shop, i.e., ration shop, does not function properly at any place, the people there are able to get the problem rectified. 
  3. Health and nutritional status of people in such states are certainly likely to be better.  
  4. Example- In Tamil Nadu, 75 percent of the people living in rural areas use a ration shop

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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.