development of awareness and safety measures in the healthcare sector by the government from time to time the eradication of various deadly diseases like Smallpox, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Polio, etc. by vaccination and other lifesaving medicines, the populations with high growth rates are causing threat to the environment in conspicuous absence of meaningful/gainful but environment friendly economic practices for the fast growing population. Unplanned development patterns in such backward regions can make use of the natural resources, particularly biological which are replenished at a rate much faster than their rate of generation. Therefore, the development which is not equitable will not be sustainable. The socio-economic status of these people belonging to the further north and northwest frontiers is worsening day by day where the rates for commodities of daily consumption are touching the skies due to the shutdowns in the valley and also the closure of the only lifeline, Jammu -Srinagar highway in bad weather circumstances.
The poor people in the absence of alternatives can otherwise opt for short run economic gains at the expense of long run sustainability of their livelihoods. Thus, many environmental problems may originate from the lack of development i.e. from the struggle to overcome extreme conditions of poverty. What seems to be an approach towards corrective measures is to re-orient the thrust of our development process so that the basic human needs are fulfilled by making judicious use of our natural resources for sustainable development.