We all talk so much about BRIC countries, their development, growth, infrastructure and the march towards super power status. We are really proud of what we have achieved in the last 2 to 3 decades and looking forward to the heights we grow in the next decade or two.
I used to talk to my friends living abroad about how we are progressing in all departments and how we are going to be on par with the countries they live in......!!!!.But the grim reality is that we are on the degenerative state and still going further down maybe swiftly towards the brink of extinction.
Are you wondering i'm mad and blabbering??????Absolutely not!!!!!!!!I'm true......
India is very proud about being the second largest manufacturer in Cement and predicts growth to be 10% annually. Isn't it great? No my dear friend. Cement industries are more damaging to the environment and cause irreparable hazards to both health and environment (h&e). But cement factories are banned in most of the developed countries, they pay more and import from under developing countries. We see money........
Being involved in textile business too, i could see all the possible damages caused to both h&e. India shares 6% of the global market and we aim much higher year on year. Even though we produce..............., all the latest innovative machines are imported and techniques are borrowed from developed western countries. The buyers also demand the products to be produced from their latest staple and we also oblige to do so.
Around the city there are lots of complaints of ground water mixing with dyeing water....... even in agriculture fields. There are lots of factories which let the dyeing water into the bore well for their monetary benefits but in turn causing irreversible damage to the ground water and soil.......
Even though everything is borrowed from them, those same machineries are banned for usage in their respective countries. But we ......here use them and make sure that we spoil both h&e.
The same thing goes in for all the industries which use chemicals like leather, fertilizer to name a few. To put it in short, "chemicals are directly proportional to h&e. The more the chemicals the more the irreparable damage."
The generation which is living right now is enjoying the money and power which comes with the destruction but what is left for the future generation?
Do they feel an iota of sympathy for the future??????
The western developed countries are preserving the environment for the future generation and steadily moving forward. But we think ourselves as the boss as we are producing what they want and minting money. But we have to think real deep to conclude whoz the boss....????We can only call ourself as wealthy laborers but not the boss. The real boss is calculative enough to extract the maximum from his highly skilled labors and if the nation suddenly wakes up, is cunning enough to look out for the aspiring countries which wants to see money and grow.
I came across a book which has written about Mr.Kumarappa who lived during the Gandhian era. An environmentalist at that time was against Nehru's aspiration to develop India like Russia by implementing heavy industries. He wanted India to develop only by developing agriculture that too without cultivating potentially harmful soil degrader.
Our aviation department is under dilemma whether to construct New mumbai airport by destroying the mangroove forest or to acquire only a part of SEZ land owned by the richest in business. What say you??????
To put it in Actor vadivelu's style "evan evallavu adichalum thangaaran da......evan romba nallavannnu solli taan da........". Doesn't it aptly suit for what the mind we are currently involved in ?????????
We are in search for wealth but in turn losing on nature which is supposedly left for all the future generations to live. Contrarily this thinking is taken care of in the west.We are puppets who can only dance to the tunes of the show man.
So you say "whoz the boss?????"