|SYLLABUS - attempts made by countries to manage the balance between population and resources.|
Isolated from the Deccan plateau by the mountanious belt of the Western Ghats, but with a long coastline open to foreign influences, Kerala has evolved a unique culture. It is an educationally advanced state with its own language, Malayalam, and has the highest rate of literacy (91%) among Indian states. Women in Kerala enjoy a high social status.
31,838,619. Literacy Rate 91%; Male 94%; Female 87%. Compare
these figures with the rest of India.
1 Read this article on Kerala and sustainable development. Reduce this article to 15 key bullet points. 10 points should look at technological, social and environmental solutions to sustainability. 5 points should be assessment of the success of the programme. See Pupil answer. Now improve on it!
2 Complete this Excel spreadsheet (right click and 'save target as..') to calculate the 'Physical Quality of Life Index' for Kerala, India, UK, Canada, Chad, China and Sweden. Enter 'Life expectancy', 'Infant Mortality' and literacy rates and the PQLI is calculated automatically. MAGIC!
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