Sustainable Development withoutAmicableGrowthChallengesof Societal Injustice


Talmeez Fatma Naqvi*, Shaikh Abul Barkat

Sustainable development is taken to mean as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It underlines the concept ofneeds, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority needs to be given(World Commission on Environment and Development,Our Common Future1987). At the core of sustainable development is the need to consider “three pillars” together: society, economy and environment(OECD 2008). In a way, this demands harmony between resources and time, space and various social segments with preferential emphasis on the development of the marginalised social segments. The inclusive approach for sustainable development recognizes the need for all peopleto be involved in the process and decisions that affect their lives. Societies and economies which are embedded with lack or absence of harmony and practice exclusivity obstructing development of certain poor segments of society may neither develop well nor sustain development. In view of this, the Caste System and within it the de facto position of Scheduled Castesand Scheduled Tribes (SCs and STs) emerge as a major point of intense consideration in relation tosustainable development


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