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                          The basic purpose of development is to enlarge ‘people’s choices’. In principle,
                     these choices can be infinite and can change over time. People often value
                     achievements that do not show up at all, or not immediately, in income or growth
                     figures—greater access to knowledge, better nutrition and health services, more
                     secure livelihoods, security against crime and physical violence, satisfying leisure
                     hours, political and cultural freedoms and sense of participation in community
                     activities. The objective of development is to create an enabling environment for
                          people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives.*
     In This Chapter...
     ‰ Introduction                                                 ‰ Employment Scenario
     ‰ HDR 2016                                                     ‰ Labour Reforms
     ‰ Gender Issues                                                ‰ Child Labour
     ‰ Poverty Estimates                                            ‰ Health Scenario
     ‰ Promoting Inclusive Growth                                   ‰ Burden of Diseases
     ‰ Demographics                                                 ‰ Social Sector Expenditure
     ‰ Socio-Economic and Caste Census                              ‰ Policy Suggestions
     ‰ Educational Scenario
      * Mahbub ul Haq (1934-1998), Founding Editor of the Human Development Report, UNDP, 1990.