Wednesday, April 25, 2007

when it comes to yamuna, what is the cost of flawed process, bloated work and hyped up self pride.

yamuna is probably the most polluted river when it comes to urban delhi. we should officially called yamuna in delhi as yamuna sewage instead of yamuna river.

sunita hits the bulls eye when she says as below,
Speaking at a function for release of CSE's latest publication, "Sewage Canal: How to Clean the Yamuna", Ms. Narain said: "There is obviously something fundamentally wrong in the way we are managing our river cleaning programmes. Our planners believe in spending money without understanding the connection between sewage and its disposal and river pollution."

as suresh babu of cse puts it aptly,
Speaking about the Yamuna, the Deputy Coordinator of CSE's River Pollution Campaign, S. V. Suresh Babu, said: "The Yamuna has become dirtier, and so have the towns along its stretch. The Yamuna's 22-km stretch in Delhi is barely 2 per cent of the length of the river, but contributes over 70 per cent of the pollution load."

surely when it comes to sustainable development of india, the score is 0-100 (0 that is sustainable and 100 that is polluted and unsustainable).

our politicians are debating whether it should be india rising, india shining, etc. it actually should be india unsustainable or india polluting. and that pollution and unsustainability comes at massive cost to 80% of the rural india with a tiny fraction of urban elite benefiting.
(filth, sewage, thrash in yamuna behind taj. surely india shining is only for a section of the people and not for our ecosystem and people who depend on those. images copyright of koshyk)


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