Economics Of Mahavira ► 05 ► [05.08] Environment and Economics - Increasing Mental Stresses

Posted: 28.02.2006

Today, the problem of physical health has become a critical phenomenon, thanks to the way pollution has increased and the way chemical materials are being sprayed. These practices have affected physical health badly. What is more, even mental health has been affected. If we make a comparative study of the conditions today and those prevailing five or six decades ago, we would realize how mental confusion has grown as a result of which more mental hospitals and centers for psychiatric treatment have been established.

The rate of suicides has also increased, so has the frequency of divorces. With these social crimes are growing. For controlling crime, the developed countries have to provide huge amount in their budgets. The budgetary spending for controlling crime of the developed countries exceeds the sum total of the budgets of all under- developed countries. No wonder then that the problem of the production of destructive weapons has assumed large proportion.

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