I, for one, am very happy for the exhausted Mother Nature to have got a breather after a long spell. It is finally celebrating its own wonderful existence, if not its unparalleled, unique, exotic identity. Thank God during the lockdown period, we dare not interfere! No wonder, to remain safe, we have been advised to maintain distance, a clear message to maintain the same distance from all our life givers, be it trees or rivers. Applaud them without messing around with them. We should be thankful to corona for teaching us the most valuable lesson of respecting nature. … [Read more...] about Finally, the Ganga took a bath…
Polluted river ganga
Till November 2017, 93 projects for managing municipal sewage have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 14,167 crore. Dr Dipankar Saha, former additional director, CPCB said that it is too early to say if the water quality in the river has improved. “What we can say at the moment by comparing the BOD and DO figures from 1986 to 2017 is that steps taken by the authorities have started giving a signal that there is uniformity in the water quality and there is no signal of deterioration.” … [Read more...] about Ganga water cleaner than it was in 1986?
No one was sure that there would be a day when they would see, at least in this lifetime, nature recovering after a fallow due to excessive pollution including dumping of industrial and domestic waste, irresponsible chopping of trees, and every possible abuse. But, the lockdown has turned the tables. Not just the skyline is becoming clearer with each passing day, the rivers are visibly purer, and the once endangered flora and fauna is now coming back to life. Here’s a glimpse of how the Earth has healed itself amid the lockdown. … [Read more...] about Earth Day: How the planet healed during Covid-19 lockdown