Patna: Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi appealed to the people to leave behind an environmentally better place for future generations. He was speaking at a meeting where he released a book, Ratnagarva, in Patna on Saturday.
“Kishanganj and Araria were districts where one didn’t normally expect floods but there were devastating floods there last year,” Modi said.
He said talks on protecting the environment have been on for the past 25 years but efforts required to resist environmental change were not happening at the grass roots.
He said water was available 24×7 in Patna. “But cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Jamshedpur have developed infrastructure and paid the price for it. In several cities water supply is available for just an hour or two,” he said, while advocating for water harvestation.
Environmentalist Dr Mehta Nagendra Singh said nature will extract its revenge if humans do not stop tampering with it. The event was organised at the Vishwa Samwad Kendra.
BJP MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia spoke on steps taken by the organisation to build a positive image of Bihar through documentaries. He claimed that the material produced by the organisation was being shown and read even abroad.
Courtesy: The Telegraph