International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Philosophy | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

The Present Economy, Environment and Survival of Human Quality: Relevance of Gandhi

Biswajit Baidya [10]

Abstract: Modern civilisation with its scientific temper, humanistic spirit, and secular view of life is uprooting the world over the customs of long centuries and creating a ferment of restlessness. The new world cannot remain a confused mass of needs and impulses, ambitions and activities without any control or guidance of the true human spirit. The void created by abandoned superstitions and uprooted thinking calls for an ethical filling. We are aware of the scale, level and difficulty of the problems on which the paper deals with. Present Economic system is one of the essential factors of morality and environmental ethics. In regard to the question of the relation of man - made economic system and environment it is wise to be less solemn and more sincere. We tend to fake a part to the world in these deepest matters of life. M. K. Gandhi always gave importance on human resource development but not materialism. Underneath this vision there has been preference for moral order. All activities, economic, political and social have moral contents. Judgement of rationality comes from human consciousness. Human consciousness plays an important role in society. Rationality is rooted in both empiricism and intuition. Even pure empirical evidences show us that a crisis is growing in the working of present economy. The gathering crisis is due to incompatibility between industrial raw materials for processing and maintaining continuing of amount of production. The present economy is a production oriented economy. To sustain production, an uninterrupted supply of raw materials of natural resources is required. Natural resources mainly mineral resources are not never - ending goods. They are not renewable by human institution. As a result, the economy is threatened by severe scarcity of resources. Mineral resources will be exhausted in not very distant future. By the massive power of the quantity of production the structure is going to collapse. Gandhian views teaches us that we should meditate to conserve nature and natural resources for the betterment of society from the point of view of social, cultural and economic development. We should adopt appropriate ways and means to solve existing environmental problems.

Keywords: environment, values, poverty, inequality

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1943 - 1944

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