Theory:

Gandhian thought on Resources:
There is enough for everybody’s need and not for anybody’s greed.
As per Mahatma Gandhi, “human beings” have to be blamed for the depletion of resources because of 
  1. Overexploitation of resources.
  2. Unlimited needs of human beings.
Therefore, conservation of resources is inevitable.
Resource planning / Management
• A technique or skill for optimum utilization of resources.
• Resource planning is essential because resources are:
    o Limited in nature, saving them for the future is necessary
    o They are not only limited but also unevenly distributed over the different parts of the world.
    o Essential for maintaining optimum usage of resources and protecting it from overexploitation.
CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES:
  • Careful and sustainable use of resources is called the conservation of resources.
  • The rate of consumption of resources increased with the increase in population.
  • Wisely handling of resources may minimize the faster depleting ratios.
  • Keeping in mind the needs of the future generation the development should be made.
  • Striking balance between present needs and conservation for the future is called sustainable development.
Sustainable development can take place when:
  • The reasons for the depletion of resources are identified.
  • Wastage and excess consumption are avoided.
  • Recycling of reusable resources.
  • Reduce the amount of pollution.
  • The environment is protected from degradation.
  • Natural vegetation and wildlife are preserved.
  • Usage of alternative resources is practised.
Follow '3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It is the easiest way to conserve resources.
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