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IMTP prasad

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Narmada Bachao Andolan
 The Narmada Bachao Dam 30 major,135 medium and 3000minor dams over Narmada river in Maharashtra, UP and Gujarat.It includes Sardar Sarovar Project which will irrigate 187 lakhhectares of land. 1450 Kw electricity will also be generated, but atwhat cost? 26,000 hectares forest land and 11,320 hectares of agricultural land will be submerged and 67,000 people will bedisplaced help for resettlement ,the problem would not be solved. These tribals can not adopt well in alien environment, as theirculture is quite different. Providing agricultural land will also be of no use because many are not at all interested in agriculture. Adistinct culture will be extinct. The leader of the
NarmadaBachao Andolan
Medha Patkar
who started movementagainst this project. This ‘andolanis against the exploitation of nature andviolation of human rights. This is an project which is mythical innature leading to iconological degreadation.
Chandigarh Case
Recently it has come in the newspaper that I Chandigarh5000 trees are cut ruthlessly by the administration for IT park. The trees have been cut illegally to make land available for a newsix-lane road, leading upto the site of the new IT park and thetree-clearing operation are without mandatory environmentalclearances, according to environment conscious resident.
An ecosystem is an assemblage of organisms(animals,plants and other living organisms) living together with theirenvironment, functioning as a loose unit. That is a dynamic andcomplex whole interacting as an ecological unit. Here all theorganisms are balanced with each other and their environment.Land, air, water and their interconnection with all theanimate and inanimate objects including human beings, togetherconstitute ecology. Disturbance in any one of these segments willaffect badly over the whole ecosystem. Today’s petrol and diesel create too much pollution. Moderntechnologies also create pollution. Again the violation of ethicalvalues and human rights lead to ecological degradation. Ethicalvalues are related to what we should do and what we should notdo. If we attain something at the cost of others it is unethicalpractice. If we achieve something following righteous means, itindicates that we are having ethical values within us.We cut the trees, break the mountains to build new roads, tobuild more buildings. We do not bother about the consequencesbecause we never give a deep thought to it. We only think aboutthe amenities we would get. What about the pollution, what aboutethics? Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose had proved long back,trees and plants are living entities. We know killing a living humanbeing is a crime, killing or cutting trees also a crime and we cutthe trees we are criminals. Trees provide us food, shelter, clothingwhich we require for our survival and do not ask anything in lieuof that. Are we doing justice with them? We do exploit them andexploitation is always unethical.Consider the case of Yamuna River. If you look the colour of water near Yamunetri it is so clean, so pure. But look at it nearDelhi, it is so contaminated, so unclean! Why? It is the fault of us.
We are responsible for this. All the nearby industries throw theirwasteful affluents into this river. Consequently water has becomepolluted and thus we are killing thousands of objects that areliving on this riverbed.We kill domestic animals for non-vegetarian food or formaking sandals. We kill elephants to get the ivory.We are building dams or cutting trees for the need omodern civilization. But at what cost? If we do not think fromethical point of view, if we think like a self-centered person anddo the cost-benefit analysis, we will be perplexed to see that weare ultimately running in loss. Disbalanced ecosystem affectbadly over all the living entities. Therefore, we must take care of nature. we should show respect to her because she is alwaysproviding selfless service to us through its various resources,without expecting anything in return.From this discussion we can realize that violation of ethicalvalues lead to environmental deregulation. Should we give asecond thought before taking such actions? Therefore Indian ethos emphasizes that nature and we, thehuman beings are interdependent and also interconnectedbecause all of us are part of the supreme soul. Therefore we mustrespect nature and do not do any injustice with her. Here we canconsider the relationship between the trees and human beings.Plants and trees when engaged in photosynthesis produce oxygenwhich is beneficial for us. During our respiration process weintake that oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide which is harmful forus but is useful for the trees. Thus both the trees and we areinterdependent on each other. In the same manner if we cut thetrees, we ourselves cannot survive because we would not get theoxygen. Therefore we must take maintained and everyone livingon the mother earth can live a peaceful, harmonious andbalanced life.

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