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A Fresh Approach to Environment

We did not make large emission reduction commitments. However, there is dismay at our making unilateral declarations on emission cuts.

We need to assess our own interests. It is time that we shed this ostrich like attitude and initiate various cost effective measures of environment protection.

We have expertise in frugal engineering and our solutions to specific problems can be low cost. We need not ape the solutions found by western nations. They are expensive and not suitable for us.

We need not make commitments at international fora but we should initiate this process quietly and encourage investments in new technologies.

Energy conservation, potable water, sewage and waste water re-cycling need attention. The low cost water purifier "Svach" from Tatas is one such example.

We must not shirk from cleaning up our act and also take advantage of "green"business opportunities.

4 comments:

manju said...

I agree.

Sewage and waste-water recycling is of importance particularly considering the water-shortage problem in India.

Low-tech solutions may be part of the answer- lower cost and energy-saving at the same time.

Vinod_Sharma said...

I agree with Manju. I wonder if an analysis has been done about the cut in emissions that will take place if coal and oil are replaced as fuels in homes by gas, plenty of gas having been discovered, with promise of more discoveries.

Happy Kitten said...

"We need not make commitments at international fora but we should initiate this process quietly and encourage investments in new technologies."

Specially since there is no committment from the rest of the world.. but we have to do our part.. even individually...

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

Very true we need to capture the green tech space. Sometimes it is necessary to express intent to mobilize actual effort. Otherwise India seems to be missing this opportunity so far.

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