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Earth will suffer irreparable damage if people are not vigilant, says E.A.S. Sarma

Grim reminder:The globe held up at Dronamraju circle in Visakhapatnam seems to remind people to ensure the safety ofMother Earth .— photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Grim reminder:The globe held up at Dronamraju circle in Visakhapatnam seems to remind people to ensure the safety ofMother Earth .— photo: C. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Earth should be preserved to enable everyone to live and let live. Many chemical firms, which are environmentally dangerous and banned in western countries, are landing in India in the name of development, according to retired Energy Secretary, Government of India, E.A.S.Sarma.

Addressing a scientific session on the eve of Earth Day on Monday, he advocated tapping of pollution-free green energy including solar energy and popularising the same on a massive scale. Exploitation of coal reserves is polluting the atmosphere. Besides laws were being flouted by rulers themselves to facilitate relocation of pollutant industries in India defying environmental laws.

He said that the earth would undergo irreparable damage if people were not vigilant on the ecological front. Sparrows and other species are on the verge of extinction. He regretted that human beings, instead of preserving the planet, are presiding over its destruction.

Environmental sciences professor E.U.B.Reddy said that no generation should be over-ambitious in tapping the fragile and depleting mineral wealth but should be considerate towards future generations.

A.U.Zoology professor Manjulatha stated that water, land, wind, sea and forests are precious assets and need to be conserved.

She said that people responded very well to the Prachara Jaathara, launched in the district for a fortnight on the subject of earth preservation and conservation of mineral resources.

CPI(ML) New Democracy leader J.V.Chalapathi Rao and Virasam leader Chalasani Prasad blamed US for sponsoring wars to grab mineral and energy resources world wide.

Amazon forests which are instrumental in preserving the fragile ecology of the world is also not being spared.

APCLC district president T.Sriram Murthy and Dalit Vimukti convenor S.V.Ramana said that the government which is supposed to implement environmental laws were themselves violating it.


  • Earth will undergo irreparable damage if people are not vigilant

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