The smoke emitting from the pit
It nearly white out
And still we are getting used to it
How Green was my plain or was it ever
The Sanitation officer
These pictures were taken on November 26,2009 from the balcony of my h
ouse to highlight how seriou
s we actually are, as a country and as a society towards the problem of climate change.
The big black spot here is a pit which was originally dug for creating a lake to conserve rain water. But after protest by the nearby residents the plan was shelved and instead it was created to produce compost. But such is the
education and empowerment levels of Indi
a's Government employees (or Sanitation Workers) that irrespective of a Supreme Court order towards
prohibition of burning dry leaves a twigs, still they are burned out quite openly, without even thinking the
gases it emit are one of the premier causes of lung diseases of which people will eventually die.
I might be sounding sarcastic and virile, but it is fact, and to this major contribution is also from common men like us who would prefer to plead innocence in the guise of ignorance. But the fact is in spite of erratic monsoon and strange weather patterns (it is raining in the deserts and even is December Delhi is facing problem of dengue) we are not learning anything, except demanding more.