Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development includes the protection of future economic growth and future development. In other words, it means  a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. Sustainable development includes the protection of future economic growth and future development.

Growth is essential, but sustainable development requires it to be different. It must become more concerned about the physical environment not only to present generation, but to the future generation also. It means that the current consumption cannot be financed for long by increasing economic debt and ecological imbalance which future generation will pay.

Sustainable development constantly seeks to achieve social and economic progress in ways that will not exhaust the earth’s finite natural resources. Sustainable development is a process of development in which economic and other policies are designed to bring about development which is economically, socially and ecologically sustainable. The concept thus is pro-people, pro-job and pro-nature. It gives highest priority to poverty reduction, productive employment, social integration and environmental regeneration.

The sustainable development requires:

  • Preservation of Ecological Resources and greater use of renewable resources.
  • Encouragement to the use of environmentally-safe technologies for development purposes i.e. focus on reduction of all kinds of pollution involved in the economic activities.
  • Formulation and implementation of policy framework for people-security and human justice, including ecological and economic security.