Environment Day for Kashmir

Environment Day for Kashmir

Environment is a comprehensive word that embodies all the biotic and abiotic factors that influence the surviving capacity of a species at a given point of time. A perfect environment is such which supports the overall development of a functioning species with enough resources at their disposal and very few hazards to cope up with.

The natural balance along with the availability of copious resources in the environment is impeccably attuned for humans to thrive and prosper. This is why the human race has been able to reach such awe-inspiring and marvelous heights of technological advancements. But there is an underlying catch. Everything does come with a price and the resources are in no way inexhaustible.

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the environmental conditions around the globe have dramatically changed or rather more appropriately worsened. The atmosphere is turning toxic and hotter, seas are having oil spills and simultaneously witnessing a staggering presence of micro-plastics, forest covers and biodiversity are diminishing, and the land is becoming more deleterious. Such drastic changes might have also triggered destruction on Mars eons before, who knows?

But there is no need to get worried for the people living in Kashmir as we are surrounded by dense lush green forests while our thirst is being quenched by the natural sparkling water from its immaculate lake and streams. Well this is a real old depiction of what Kashmir used to look like.

The rapid transformation of forest and agricultural land into residential & commercial land has deteriorated the situation. The arbitrary urbanization on the other hand has seriously affected our fresh water bodies wherein all the sewage coming from these urban areas is dumped into them. There exists a labyrinth of sewer pipes that ultimately vent up either into the famous Dal lake or river Jhelum. Within a short span of 50 years the people in Kashmir will be facing a dire scarcity of drinkable water that their ancestors wouldn’t have ever dreamt of.

The de-weeding process has been in vogue for decades but the unceasing addition of the organic nutrients into these water bodies cannot halt the algae formation or stop the process of Eutrophication.

The need of the hour is to improvise on our tactics to counter such changes that are destroying our environment while simultaneously divorcing ourselves from the mediocre approach for once and all. The water bodies, desertified land chunks and dwindling forests need massive projects that focus on rejuvenation. However, all this can happen when our collective human conscience is awakened and we exhibit more generous behaviour towards the future generations by using the present available resources in a judicious manner.

Day for Kashmir*
Environment is a comprehensive word that embodies all the biotic and abiotic factors that influence the surviving capacity of a species at a given point of time. A perfect environment is such which supports the overall development of a functioning species with enough resources at their disposal and very few hazards to cope up with.
The natural balance along with the availability of copious resources in the environment is impeccably attuned for humans to thrive and prosper. This is why the human race has been able to reach such awe-inspiring and marvelous heights of technological advancements. But there is an underlying catch. Everything does come with a price and the resources are in no way inexhaustible.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the environmental conditions around the globe have dramatically changed or rather more appropriately worsened. The atmosphere is turning toxic and hotter, seas are having oil spills and simultaneously witnessing a staggering presence of micro-plastics, forest covers and biodiversity are diminishing, and the land is becoming more deleterious. Such drastic changes might have also triggered destruction on Mars eons before, who knows?
But there is no need to get worried for the people living in Kashmir as we are surrounded by dense lush green forests while our thirst is being quenched by the natural sparkling water from its immaculate lake and streams. Well this is a real old depiction of what Kashmir used to look like.
The rapid transformation of forest and agricultural land into residential & commercial land has deteriorated the situation. The arbitrary urbanization on the other hand has seriously affected our fresh water bodies wherein all the sewage coming from these urban areas is dumped into them. There exists a labyrinth of sewer pipes that ultimately vent up either into the famous Dal lake or river Jhelum. Within a short span of 50 years the people in Kashmir will be facing a dire scarcity of drinkable water that their ancestors wouldn’t have ever dreamt of.
The de-weeding process has been in vogue for decades but the unceasing addition of the organic nutrients into these water bodies cannot halt the algae formation or stop the process of Eutrophication.
The need of the hour is to improvise on our tactics to counter such changes that are destroying our environment while simultaneously divorcing ourselves from the mediocre approach for once and all. The water bodies, desertified land chunks and dwindling forests need massive projects that focus on rejuvenation. However, all this can happen when our collective human conscience is awakened and we exhibit more generous behaviour towards the future generations  by using the present available resources in a judicious manner.

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