Friday, July 20, 2007

the sorry state of 'development' in places where chemicals, cement, textiles are manufactured is well known in terms of pollution (air, water, river and coastal), lack of social accountability by the concerned companies, etc. relatively less known is the point that there is absolutely zero responsibility when it comes to transport these 'developments' resulting in extreme danger to people who gets exposed if something bad happens during the transport.

that is what exactly happened couple of days back when a lorry (with absolutely no protection mechanism, or safeguards or standards) carrying hydrocholric acid, a highly toxic form of chemical.

wikpipedia tells it in a few lines like below.
Hydrochloric acid in high concentrations forms acidic mists. Both the mist and the solution have a corrosive effect on human tissue, potentially damaging respiratory organs, eyes, skin and intestines.

but who cares about these in india. pollution control boards - that have been severly compromised by politicians and government t leaving them without tooth, pay's are poor, the officials are under pressure from one side or another to facilitate 'development' - across india do not know whether these kind of acids are even manufactured in their vicinity let alone transfer them correctly.

when it comes to 'development' of india, end to end, we have no clue on how sustainably we can manage and facilitate development.


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