Survival of universe
This has reference to the article ‘Safer cities through environmental designs’ (June). Despite there are campaigns worldwide, over exploitation of the Earth still continues unabated. It is a matter of concern that how long will life exist on Earth if this situation continues. Today, man is busy exploring other planets both within and outside the solar system to check whether life had exited there earlier and can the man inhabit other planets like in Earth. At this point, we need to remember one thing that why the Almighty who is supposed to have created the entire universe left millions of other big and small planets to go without any living things in it. May be, it is necessary to maintain an equilibrium and the survival of this universe. Therefore, man has no authority to middle with the natural mechanism that keeps things going in this universe. As for the Earth, every living being such as human beings, birds, animals, reptiles, plants, shrubs and trees etc. are part of it. The lifecycle on the Earth is incomplete without them. Needless to say that the plants and the trees play a very important role in causing timely rain thereby helping the agriculture. The plants release oxygen and is helpful for human beings, animals and other living organisms for their survival. Tress are mercilessly felled to make way for new human settlements or to set up industrial houses. This does not mean that there should not be development. But it should not be at the cost of the environment. Water bodies such as ocean, rivers and canals are turned into dumping yards of all sorts of wastes. As if to add fuel to the fire, the harmful wastes released into the water bodies from industrial establishments are a threat to the organism living there.
In our country, there is no dearth of laws. But the powers be and the authorities miserably fail to strictly enforce the law and book the erring by imposing hefty fine and jail term. Otherwise, all our efforts to conserve the Earth and the environment will go waste.
— V. K. Kumar