Friday, August 30, 2013
China's growth model kills Rivers, time India learns the lesson.
Blind exploitation of natural resources in the name of economic growth will not only kill people but also spell doom for entire human civilization.
Many of the so called modern planners in India who keep on advising to toe Chinese line of growth must read this piece of news.
It gives a clear account of how China is killing its Rivers and water resources, all in the name of growth. As you can see from the following link, a report by none else than China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) reveals that over 30 percent of the country’s rivers and over 50 percent of groundwater are below national water quality standards. The continuing deterioration of water quality affecting people’s lives and health has become one of the most urgent existential crises for China.
Time Indian planners realized economic growth cannot be sustained without respecting and conserving ecology.