New Delhi, June 11: India is a leader in the global fight against pollution.
Its environment ministers have been at it for years.
But there is little or no accountability for the huge amounts of pollution being created in India.
A series of recent cases has shown that the Indian public has little appetite for this responsibility.
As such, India is now facing an uphill battle to combat pollution, a problem that has cost the lives of nearly 2 million Indians in the last decade.
In response to a series of public complaints, the government has created a committee headed by former environment minister Ashish Shelar, who has been working closely with the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoECC) to make sure the law is followed.
On the surface, the committee seems to be an effective way of dealing with pollution.
But it has serious flaws.
Shelar’s committee has no mechanism for monitoring or reporting pollution and has been unable to produce meaningful results.
It is now taking on a task that the government is clearly ill-prepared for.
It has already created a list of 12 problems that it is going to solve with the help of the government, the environment ministry and other stakeholders, and has put the task to the public.
These problems are: • Improving air quality in urban areas • Improves drinking water quality in rural areas • Increases demand for fuel in urban and rural areas (fuel is the main source of power) • Improve water quality by introducing water conservation measures and building desalination plants • Improved public transport system and improved sanitation • Improve road safety, and reduce pollution from motor vehicles • Improve the health of people, especially those with chronic conditions.
The committee’s proposals for solving these problems, in addition to other suggestions, have been leaked to the media, and a lot of people are confused about what it is all about.
For example, how is it possible to prevent the pollution in urban India from spreading to rural areas?
Why can’t we prevent pollution from spreading from a distance?
What is the role of the army in this fight?
This is a very important question.
What is happening in India?
Shelar has been on a mission to find solutions to these problems since he was the environment minister.
But now that he is in charge of a ministry that is effectively taking on the environment, how are these recommendations being implemented?
The committee has been accused of ignoring its duty to report on its recommendations.
The government’s environment ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
On its website, Shelar said that the committee is working on its report on the “role of the ministry in the fight against climate change, pollution and the impact of the environment and forest degradation on people’s lives”.
The government is not answering questions about the nature of the committee or the nature and extent of its work.
How can it be expected to do its job without the help and support of the media?
The government has said that it will submit the report within a week, and the ministry is also promising that it would share its recommendations with the public and the media.
However, in its response to questions about this issue, the ministry said that only a small percentage of its recommendations have been implemented and that the others have been “taken into consideration”.
It has not provided any details of how the recommendations have changed.
For instance, the report that Shelar is drafting says that in order to address the “imbalance in resources between public health and environment”, the government should implement measures to “increase efficiency of public transport, improve public health, improve the drinking water and hygiene, reduce waste, reduce traffic congestion, reduce pollution, improve transport and communications infrastructure, and improve the quality of life of people”.
The committee says that the ministry should “make the necessary recommendations to the government to implement these recommendations”.
How is the committee going to do this?
How will it be able to do the job without people being asked to participate in its work?
What about the government’s own data?
The ministry’s website says that its website is a “resource portal”, and its “resources portal” contains a wealth of data.
The ministry has said it will share its “recommendations” with the government.
But what about the data that the website has produced?
What has it found about the situation in the country?
The website says: The National Commission for Air Quality and Climate Change (NCAAC) is a statutory body established by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Its mandate is to conduct studies on the air quality of the country.
The NCAAC reports are based on data gathered by the Centre for Monitoring and Evaluation of Pollution and the National Centre for Environmental Information.
NCAAC has conducted studies in the past, and its findings are used by the ministry to inform decisions.
The data collected by the NCAACT has been published in a number of scientific journals, including Nature, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Environmental Health Perspectives.