New development projects are blamed for ecological destruction but to offer a better life and opportunity to such a huge population in India it is obviously to rely on development projects like mining, construction, urbanisation, better agricultural practices, etc. Give your opinion regarding this contrast.
Ans. Population of India is now around.120 crore and among which more than 50 per cent are poor and near about 70 per cent are rural who deserve a better life and opportunity. For this purpose Government of India relies on development projects as immediate solution.
In the process the projects destroy ecological balance and bring global ecological crisis, many species gone extinct, many are now threatened to different degree and at the verge of extinction, including both wildlife and plant species. Ecological balance is quite necessary for long-term sustenance of life on Earth which should not be compromised for short-term benefits. New, sustainable development concept is promoted throughout the world and international organisations are involved in this project. So, development projects should be eco-sensitive and care for the nature. Every ecological region has a carrying capacity that should not be infringed, otherwise, it will collapse and will bring immense loss to human being itself.