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Re: Once more revised Environmental Policy for the Manifesto

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
I agree with the Manifesto Now.

I have not forgotten about the Cost analysis I promised. I will try and
it soon.

>From: "Dr. Sanjeev Sabhlok" <sanjeev@sabhlokcity.com>
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: Once more revised Environmental Policy for the Manifesto
>Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 16:18:48 -0800 (PST)
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>Revision based on Param's views is at the foot of this mail. Many
>are left out due to paucity of space in manifesto. Pl. approve. SS
>At 07:00 PM 3/5/01 -0800, "Komaragiri, Param (Param)** CTR **"
><param@lucent.com>  wrote:
> >A few lines may also be added which reflect following views if it is
> >felt
> >apt by every body
> >and if there is any room in Manifesto / Annexure for same.
> >
> >1) Make it Mandatory for industries which displace forest not only to

> >compensate land ,
> >provide forest land but to provide resources or support economically
> >
> >replenishment
> >of 'equivalent of ' forest wealth. Also Give Tax Holidays in the same

> >excercise.
> >
> >2) Modify forest related Laws and remove clumsy rules which prohibit
> >individual to
> >grow and maintain variety of trees .For example I should be able to
> >10
> >teak trees ,
> >10 sandal wood right in my back yard and sell at what ever price it
> >worth
> >in market.
> >(No Forest Department licencing required.After all I am not growing
> >Ganja !)
> >
> >3) Govt's active encouragement for Social Forestry , people
> >participation in
> >various innovative
> >ways like conducting education camps, involving youth groups about
> >and
> >other natural
> >resources' conservation,water harvesting,recycling,organic farming,
> >sustainable development,
> >etc in school curriculum.
> >
> >4) Encourage Banks and Social organisations to adopt villages, urban
> >segments not only for
> >development but for 'sustainable development'. Quantify their
> >achievements
> >interms of
> >water conservation achieved, water tables retained, greenery
> >soil
> >erosion arrested
> >etc and widely recognise their efforts so that it becomes worthy of
> >emulation for others.
> >
> >5) Encourage and educate about Organic farming methods , water
> >harvesting
> >methods.
> >
> >6) Establish standards for Greenery and modify Urban laws to curtail
> >concrete jungles,
> >multi storied apartments which are depleting water tables.Establish
> >targets
> >for tree growth
> >in districts, I think there are no targets now like they have for
> >
> >planning programs , for
> >District administration.
> >
> >7) Release a Bulletin from each Govt, state level, district level,
> >
> >level, advertising in
> >news papers and mass media about what environment damage that took
> >in
> >terms of water
> >levels' loss, tree loss etc instead of public depending on sporadic
> >
> >reports which go unnoticed
> >in any significant way, and alternately come up with
> >the
> >remedies and success
> >stories, same time suggesting role of public to keep it up.
> >I would imagine some body,pulling up concerned authorities about any
> >project
> >seen not in
> >tune with their above Bulletin.Transparancy !
>"To use potential global warming as an excuse to curb production and
>consumption in the developing world, is misguided and unacceptable,
>most of the pollution in the past 100 years has come from the West. On
>other hand there is a tremendous role for government in minimizing the
>ill-effects of human activity on the environment, including saving wild

>life, hazardous waste disposal, and cleaning up of water and air.
>standards, equivalent to the highest developed anywhere in the world,
>whether European, Japanese or American, have to be imposed for this
>purpose. We have to find ways, employ science, and educate people so
>we do not have to go through the same polluting phase in economic
>that other developed nations have gone through. We also have to protect
>natural resources so that future generations can enjoy clean air,
>forests, and animals. Many excellent schemes can be found for such a
>purpose, such as modification of forest laws to remove rules which
>an individual to grow and maintain variety of trees for commercial
>purposes, making it mandatory for industries which displace trees to
>replenish the 'equivalent' forest wealth, or pay someone else to do so,
>so on."

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