Human resources are groups of individuals who use nature to create more resources. Though human beings are basically natural resources, we classify human beings separately.
Education health, knowledge and skill have made them a valuable resource. (e.g.) Doctors, Teachers, Scientists. Tertiary activities are basically concerned with the distribution of primary and secondary products through a system of transport and trade (e.g) Banking, Trade and Communications. The quantity and quality of institutions and organizations involved in making the professionals decide the human resource of a country.
Identify the personalities and professionals
Gandhian thought on Resources:
There is enough for everybody’s need and not for anybody’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi blamed “human beings” for depletion of resources because of
(i) over exploitation of resources
(ii) Unlimited needs of human beings. So, conservation is very important.
Resource planning / Management
Resource planning is a technique or skill of proper utilization of resources. Resource planning is necessary because
(i) Resources are limited, their planning is quite necessary so that we can use them properly and at the same time we can save them for our future generation.
(ii) Resources are not only limited but also they are unevenly distributed over the different parts of the World.
(iii) It is essential for the production of resource to protect them from over exploitation.
CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES:
Careful use of resources is called conservation of resources. Resources are being used at a very fast rate due to the rapid increase in population. So, natural resources are depleting fast; wisely using resources can control the depleting ratios. Development is necessary without affecting the needs of the future generations. If the present needs of resources are met and the conserving of resources for the future are balanced, we call it sustainable development. Sustainable development can take place when
(i) The reasons of depletion are identified.
(ii) Wastage and excess consumption is prevented.
(iii) Reusable resources are recycled.
(iv) Pollution is prevented.
(v) Environment is protected.
(vi) Natural vegetation and wild life are preserved.
(vii) Alternative resources are used.
The easiest way to conserve resources is to follow the '3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.