Mankind would have to pay a big price if people as a whole fail to take corrective measures in time for checking the deterioration of the environment, say experts. “The way rising pollution and poisonous gases are harming environment, causing damage to the ozone layer and disturbing nature, the day is not far when all of humanity will have to pay a big price for it”, Dr Shakeel Uz Zaman Ansari, All India Backward Class Commission member, said at a seminar here yesterday on the ‘Role of Citizens in Pollution Control’.
Looking to make people aware about the issue of growing pollution levels, senior scientist with Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), Pradeep Sharma, said, “If we do not act in time on the issue of growing pollution levels in the country, a day will come when people will have to buy oxygen cylinders for breathing like water bottles for quenching their thirst”. If such a thing happens, it will be a big question how the poor people in the country would survive, he said.
Madhya Pradesh Council for Science and Technology (MAPCOST) Executive Director RK Singh cited various scientific analyses to stress that rapid depletion of forest cover has a deep impact on the wet season in the country and has also resulted in unseasonal rains which has affected agriculture and farmers. The seminar was organised by NGO, Pradhushan Nivaran Yuvak Sangathan.
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