How have technical and economic development led to more consumption of Resources. Explain.
Technical and economic development has led to more consumption of resources:
- Higher level of technological development needs more and more resources for production activities.
- Gandhiji places the exploitative nature of modem technology as the root causes for resource depletion at the global level. He was against mass production and wanted to replace it with the production by the masses.
- It was the higher level of technological development of the colonial countries that ’ was responsible for the over exploitation of resources of the colonies.
- Similarly, economic development depends on the more consumption of resources. For example water resources are being over exploited to expand irrigated area and dry-seaspn agriculture.