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Do you see merit in their argument and abandon excavations? Justify.

Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma

8) As an officer of Archeological Survey of India, you are given responsibility to secure and excavate a fertile farmland where recently a farmer has found remnants of an ancient civilization. Someone tells the farmer that if he allows excavation in his land, it would become ‘protected’ site and he would lose his farmland forever to the government. The villagers, majority of whom are poor and marginal landholders, protest against the government and request you to not to step on their farmland. They tell you that for them growing food is more important than archeology.

Do you see merit in their argument and abandon excavations? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu