Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in administration
7) Both as a researcher and administrator, you find out that an ancient tribe with a population of 1-2 thousand is living in a large swath of area which is extremely rich in rare earth minerals. These minerals, if mined and used, can help Indian economy immensely. These minerals would in fact transform India’s tech industry. At the same time, mining would destroy both the tribal culture and hills they worship. The tribe is known for their unique culture all over the world. They are sensitive to any external influence.
If you are vested with powers to decide whether to allow mining or not, what decision will you take? Justify. (200 Words)