Read this newspaper report and answer the questions that follow (i) Who are the people who benefited and who did not? (ii) What should be the developmental goal for this country?


Q.:- Read this newspaper report and answer the questions that follow
A vessel dumped 500 tonnes of liquid toxic wastes into open-air dumps in a city and in the surrounding sea. This happened in a city called Abidjan in Ivory Coast, a country in Africa. The fumes from the highly toxic waste caused nausea,skin rashes, fainting, diarrhoea etc. After a month seven persons were dead, twenty in hospital and twenty six thousand treated for symptoms of poisoning. A multinational company dealing in petroleum and metals has contracted a local company of the Ivory Coast to dispose the toxic waste from its ship.

(i) Who are the people who benefited and who did not?
(ii) What should be the developmental goal for this country?

 

Answer:-

(i) Those who dumped the toxic waste have benefited while the people of Abidjan in Ivory Coast were not benefited.

(ii) Pollution awareness.