Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that development has very little meaning if it doesn’t lead to health, happiness and harmony.
“Development has very little meaning if it doesn’t lead to health, happiness and harmony,” Naidu said.
He said that rapid economic growth and intensified industrialization has also led to increasingly unhealthy, polluting and carbon-intensive lifestyles.
The Vice President also said that attention towards the environment is crucial for the future of mankind.
“Need to adopt a better way of measuring growth; more holistic & reveals a truer picture of progress & quality of life & not economic growth?” he said.
He said that a strict check is needed to eliminate the over-exploitation of natural resources.