Environmental issues have been seeking government attention for a long time now. Although India is on the edge of becoming the 5th largest economy in the world, we have also ranked high when the global death toll due to pollution and natural disaster is taken into account. Isn’t the concern important enough for the government to take notice? I guess not!
The environment is suffering each day due to the incomprehensible rise in pollution levels across the country. This is not only making a dent in the citizen’s livelihood but also posing a serious threat to nature. The rapid increase in pollution level has even degraded the living standards in big cities. The effect of climate change on the environment has caused the agricultural output of the entire nation putting health and resources under tremendous danger.
As much as the new budget has mentioned big environmental projects and providing funds that will address the control of pollution level in the country it is simply not enough.
Everyone knows that there’s a big problem that the country is facing in the name of Air Pollution. But there is no awareness regarding the complexities of the causes and effect of the alarming rise in pollution. The government must now make some serious investments into real climate and environmental issues. Spreading awareness, for instance, should be one thing that makes more sense than right now. New policies that will deal with the issues of pollution in a synchronized manner need to be implemented without raising havoc in urban cities.
Keeping in mind, this is the election year; there should be definite research on the environmental budget with a number of adoptive and mitigating solutions to curb air pollution. “
Quote from Mr Vneet P Yadav, Social Activist and Philanthropist: The budget certainly shows a positive inclination towards delivering a better and cleaner environment for the citizens. However, this sector was previously the most ignored one and several initiatives from local authorities have fueled up the process. Pollution majorly Air Pollution has evolved to be the prominent killer and claims almost 80 lives every day. Supporting alternate sources of energy like solar or electricity will bring in the desired changes but much needs to be done in terms of awareness and reach wherein stubble or garbage burning along with controlled construction activities need to be taken care off. Farmers need to be given a proper solution for waste management so as the cleaning systems wherein technology could prove to be of much use. Overall ground level support for this sector is not that satisfactory and this budget may have dived deeper for better results.
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