Green City Clean City
‘When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can’t eat money.’ -John May
The term ‘green city’ refers to a city of greenery – that of trees, plants, etc. while the term ‘clean city’ refers to a city that is free from pollution and environment degradation. Both these terms are relative in nature. A city that has many trees than buildings all over will be free from environmental problems as trees help to purify the air and maintain the cycle of nature. When a city is kept free from pollution and virtuous it attracts the attention of tourists and visitors and earns a prominent place in the lives of its citizens.
It’s our own interest to grow more trees for maintaining the balance in nature.
The CLEAN-India Programme:-
India has a population of over one billion, of which almost 300 million people are living in 600 towns and cities.It is unfortunate that, as a result of stressed environmental conditions, most of these towns and cities are unable to keep the pace for development. Water pollution, Depletion of Groundwater, inadequate sanitation, open dumping of waste, and loss of forest cover are the problems. These impacts on the health of the people and also does an economic impact on the country. Similarly, water diseases like diarrhea, jaundice, and cholera are Increasing daily on the basis of pollution done by us and are affecting both human health and economic productivity.
This situation demands a proper solution in the management of rapidly growing urban environmental problems. The grade of the environment needs to be monitored regularly and scientific work needs to extend beyond the laboratory and become more community-centered. While the regulatory agencies continue to play their role Programs that are community-based are required. This will help the people understand local problems and take necessary actions to improve the local environmental conditions and come up with new relative options to help save the environment.
CLEAN-India (Environment Action Network) program was launched by Development Alternatives (DA) with the vision of developing a cleaner environment for our urban centers. This nation-wide program focuses on environmental assessment, awareness, advocacy and action on school children who are the future citizens. The underlined realization is that ‘each one of us is responsible for the current state of our environment and we cannot wait for someone else to solve it’.
The CLEAN-India program aims to deploy responsibility to the people for the assessment of environmental consequences and improvement in all major cities and states in India through schools and NGOs linked with governments and other private organizations.
Things are not under control when there is the absence of proper garbage and sewage
treatment plants. In this situation, the cities in India will soon become unfriendly.
The NGOs are made up for helping spreading awareness about the clean environment they also monitor things which are carried on or things which are happening which affects the environment.
They, stop unnecessary things from happening like
Cutting down of trees for silly things or for the projects (i.e Metro Projects ) which are done for the development of the public sector, resulting in cutting down of trees.
Things like this happen all our life, but how to react to it is the main thing for helping protect the mother nature.
If we take nature for granted and not take necessary steps then, our planet will perish and so will we.