Contributions of Science and Technology to the Alleviation of Underdevelopment

  • Bhalchandra Udgaonkar
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It has been increasingly realized during the last few decades that progress in science and technology has, for the first time in human history, made available to man the tools by means of which poverty, hunger, ignorance, destitution and underdevelopment could be banished from the surface of the earth. On the other hand, one is faced with the unfortunate situation wherein the number of people below the poverty-line, and the number of illiterates (the two groups have a very considerable overlap) show no signs of decrease over vast areas of the globe, and the gap between the poorer and richer countries, and between the poor and the rich within many countries, has actually been widening year after year.


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