Re: Residents of Chatro village of Giridih blame it on pollution in the area that stops the people to marry and settle down
This is the adverse effect of the rapid industrialization, which is one of the indicator of the so-called modern development process. Though the story is not new for the Adivasi dominated areas of Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhatishgarh but it is a warning bell for us that at least now we should stand up and say no to those industries, which are creating a huge problems for the human lives. The irony is merely 10 to 20 percent of the population are manipulating everything for their self interest. We can not wait and watch any more.
When I was a child, the lush green Giridih of the Chhotanagpur plateau used to be my favourite haunt. Today I see it as a ghost town.
Who is causing the pollution, whether we should report the matter to the CPCB or the Supreme Court, whether we should harass the MP to solve and look into this issue of pollution are some of the decisions that this forum should take.
We could campaign heavily through letters in the press, copies to all MPs, Chambers of Commerce and even the WTO to place a ban on companies who are destroying bio-diversity and human settlements through pollution.
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