While as the world is reeling under abrupt climate change, besides degradation of natural resources, the experts here in Jammu believe that population explosion is responsible for all and suggested that on this ‘World Earth Day’, the much emphasis must be given upon population control to save the planet earth.
As the pollution level and global warming issues are exceeding beyond permissible limits, like minded people from across the country should sensitize people and spread the messages on Earth Day regarding importance of clean and green earth.
Talking to Newspoint, Dr GM Bhat-professor of Geology at University of Jammu said that the increase in population is directly affecting environment.
“Owing to population explosion, the natural resources are getting divided and there is more stress on the earth to yield resources as per the increasing demand with increasing population,” he said and added that due to increase in demand rate the productivity is affected and earth is losing its beauty.
He further suggested that the need of the hour is sanitization of the people regarding population control.
“We need proper measures to control the ever increasing population. This will not only help in stable availability of resources, but will also reduce pressure on the earth. People should take pledge to do little to save the planet earth for coming generations,” Bhat said and added that the mushrooming of industries and factories with rapid speed is also responsible for degradation of the earth, therefore everyone needs to contemplate, especially government to push back these industries to peripheries to control the pollution.
Meanwhile, a group of students at Jammu University said people’s participation in protecting environment is must and also pledged to save the “mother Earth” through government efforts.
Setting the tone for government’s green agenda on the occasion of the World Earth Day, students said, “Lets serve as trustees, where we utilise our natural resources for the present and at the same time ensure happiness of future generations”.
They said, “We are blessed to be a part of a culture where living in complete harmony with the environment is central to our ethos”.
They said that along with government efforts, people’s participation can make a big difference in creating a cleaner and greener planet.