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IJSTR >> Volume 1 - Issue 5, June 2012 Edition

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India's Economic Development: Nexus Between Poverty And Environmental Degradation

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Md. Firdos. Ahmad





Now we have realized that our economic activities and zest for quick development are threatening the very survival of mankind over the earth. Our survival depends on the realization that we have to live in harmony with the various elements of environment which are interconnected. This realization of relationship between man and environment resulted into the dictum that poverty leads to environmental degradation. Further their ignorance towards limitations of resources use and consequences make them free to over exploit the natural resources and adversely affect the natural system of environment and put a question mark over the notion of sustainable development. The widely propagated nation about the positive relationship between poverty and environmental degradation may not be operative in India. The study clearly shows that poverty has to do nothing with environmental degradation



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