When the heads of over 100 governments met in 1992 in Rio, they had one goal- to save the earth from the ravaging human civilization. The truth that was understood by Indian sages centuries ago, was finally being realized by the world leaders that man must live harmoniously with nature.
Unfortunately, since industrialization, man has failed to do so. Now we are living in an era where lives are entangled in pollution. At the primary level, the emission of harmful substances in all spheres of nature is the reason behind the devil’s birth. Moreover, reckless exploitation of resources and emission of greenhouse gases make the situation worst.
According to WHO Report 2019, 4.2 million people die every year due to ambient air pollution. Day after day, we are prone to severe diseases. Statistics show that India is in a worse situation compared to its global counterparts. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The above grim picture is portrayed by the man himself. However, all creatures have cursed it.
As suggested by WHO, the following measures can be employed to combat pollution-
- Improving eco-friendly public transport
- Using clean renewable energy
- Using organic manure
- Planting more and more trees
- Using eco-friendly and bio-degradable products
- Spreading awareness among people
India has also worked on a much-hyped “mission-mode” drafting policies and programs to alleviate pollution. Yet, Time is running out fast. We have only one earth to live in and if we do not do something to save it, we can only start the reverse count. Let it be a duty of each one of us to do our best to save and improve the environment.
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