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Role of Knowledge and Information in promoting Sustainable Development

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research scholar, Center for Indigenous Culture, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 52-55, February,14 (2013)

Abstract

Sustainable development is a growing concern of the modern world. Most of the present generation problems are the result of technological and scientific successes. Scientific mode of production and consumption has led to the problem of unsustainable development because of the ignorance of morality and ethics of development as well as sustainable traditional knowledge. Modern scientific knowledge is trying to find a solution for the sustainable development but at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that the Traditional Knowledge is equally important to supplement the scientific knowledge. Sustainable development is an ecological problem so, the knowledge and people who are close to the nature will have potential solution and their involvement must come into policy discussion. This paper further discusses about the importance of Modern and Traditional Knowledge in sustainable development and how the available information is being disseminated through the various Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in India.

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