An Ethical Approach to Control over Pollution for a Sustainable Future
Dr. Sahab Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon (Haryana). India.
Manuscript received on January 01, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on January 04, 2016. | Manuscript published on January 15, 2016. | PP: 10-12 | Volume-2 Issue-2, January 2016. | Retrieval Number: B0101012216
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Abstract: Pollution free India will not only create a hygienic image on the world map and fulfill the aspirations of the nation but also transform the lives of the common masses and leave a foot pint for surrounding nations to adopt the same for a healthy breathing. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi has launched “Swachh Bharat Mission” which aims to mobilize masses to create a clean environment across nation and to stimulate Indian citizens to devote at least hundred hours every year i.e. two hours every week to keep their homes and neighborhood clean. The birth of this mission underlines the urgent need of improving waste management scenario in India where public apathy towards proper waste disposal is a major hindrance. The world’s production of plastic materials has been increasing over the past 20 years at a rate of nearly 5% per annum. In 2010 alone, 265 million tonnes of plastics were produced, 15 million more than the previous year. This means that on the one hand more resources are being used to meet demand but also more plastics waste is being generated. India, being one of the most populated countries in the worlds as well as one of the most rapidly developing country, is the source of a humongous amount of waste per annum, be it the municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, biomedical waste or e-waste. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the average solid waste generated in Indian ranges from 0.21 to 0.5 kg per capita per day.
Keywords: Ethics, Culture, Pollution, Waste.