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UN Earth day

UN Earth day
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Industrialisation and urbanisation marked the triumph of greed over our present need of sustainable development. United Nation’s earth day is another...

Industrialisation and urbanisation marked the triumph of greed over our present need of sustainable development. United Nation’s earth day is another attempt to recreate the balance between economic growth and modern day environmental need. Earth day which began in 1970 was founded by senator Gaylord Nelson inspired by the student anti-war movement. Gaylord Nelson was curious if he could create same energy and public consciousness about air and water pollution. On 22nd April many people especially student’s organized protests against environmental deterioration.

The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, encourages public commitment and builds community activism around the world through range of events and activities. 45th Earth day is an effort to unify people from all around the world and divert attention of our world leaders towards our depleting or polluted natural resources like water. To create awareness regarding depleting water resources, pollution or contamination and wastewater management in India, we would like to share the views of Ikos GAIA CEO Mr. V.S.Pillai.

V.S. Pillai, CEO Ikos GAIA Infra Pvt Ltd says “The rate of industrialisation and our lackadaisical attitude is causing serious harm to our environment. Earth Day serves as an apt reminder for us to be responsible and make conscious efforts for building a healthy, sustainable environment. While various measures are being taken to address growing concerns about global warming, issue of depleting ground water resources has not received much attention.
According to the United Nations, about 750 million people lack access to safe water. To make this precious resource available for all, there is a need for concentrated efforts to reduce the discharge of untreated sewage into groundwater and water bodies. Wastewater management should be given due consideration and concrete steps should be taken to create awareness about this issue. We are now forced to consider treating wastewater for potable purposes, this is the bitter reality the world has to face today and is inevitable. We hope that this Earth Day would mark a new chapter in the efforts towards environmental conservation with more stringent regulations and innovative solutions from regulatory authorities for managing our water resources efficiently.”
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