The Day After Today…
We talk about nuclear, gas, infrastructure, space, etc. but, are we talking enough about our environment? Have we become so insensitive that environment is the least talked about thing today, despite the rising number of deaths each passing day due to pollution?
It is a known fact that pollution is killing way more people than what AIDS, Malaria, and Dengue kill together all over the world. Still, we happily ignore the serious most issue of this century. Many people will never be bothered by air pollution because they don’t talk long enough to take a deep breath actually.
It is not that government is not doing anything to curb the pollution but policies are more on the paper than on the ground. What we actually need is to get down deep in the minds of people and related authorities raising this issue.
Education is definitely making things better but that educated population is very less in number than the number of people who actually handles waste.
The burning of waste has always been an easy way to tackle waste management in India, however, it is the worst way one can handle waste. According to a study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, emitting gasses and particles that can substantially affect human health and climate change.
India is a developing country and obviously, development never comes for free. But, can development be justified at the cost of our lives? No! No reason can ever justify it.
Enough talk! It is the need of the hour that we join together for the better environment – the better future. The next best possible move to ensure a healthy environment is to talk to the people who handle waste and educate them about the ill-effects of burning waste.
It is easy said than done, but we do not have a choice.
“Be a part of the solution, not a part of the pollution”