Former Supreme Court Judge K.T. Thomas has urged the public to come forward and protect the environment.

Speaking at the launch of a documentary ‘Daivathinte Naadu' here on Friday. Mr. Thomas pointed out that the government alone cannot protect the environment. “Proclamations, made in the past, have promised to counter the rising threat of pollution of natural resources in the country. However, these have not matched their expected results. It is this scenario that smaller localized groups could find a huge role in the mission,” he said.

He also elaborated on the extent of degradation that has occurred in recent times in various water bodies like the Vembanad lake and the Meenachil river.

“Huge volumes of plastic and industrial effluents are polluting these vital natural resources,” he said. The documentary, filmed by Denny Antony, focuses on the extent of pollution that has occurred in the Vembanad Lake.

Kottayam Press Club President R. Rajiv and Thekkinkad Joseph, Dean, School of Journalism; and Denny Antony spoke on the occasion.

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