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Industrialization, urbanization and transportation have made our life easy but at the same time have posed a threat to our ecology

Post by on Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Man has been using environment for his survivals since ages. But as the human civilization grows by leaps and bounds, the pace of developmental work directly affected natural environment. Development is the essence of a peaceful society; it also means to increase life standard or quality of life. Industrialization, urbanization and transportation have made our life easy but at the same time have posed a threat to our ecology. 
Man has been carrying developing activities for his little benefits. These developmental activities if carried in a sustainable manner can fetch good results.
When we talk of Srinagar City, it has become a point of debate that should Srinagar City expand vertically or not? Well, there is nothing bad in its vertical expansion. As we know that the population of the world has witnessed an alarming increase from last few decades and the Srinagar City is no exception. When there is an increase in population, the demands increase. This makes us to think about more houses, more food, a well planned drainage and sewage disposal etc. Our natural resources come under pressure and eventually lead to environmental imbalances.
When we talk of city expansion we must keep in mind of our water bodies and wetlands which have become vulnerable by human interference. Take the example of world famous Dal Lake that got reduced to few kilometres by encroachment or for that matter Jhelum, the life line of Kashmir that is dying and craving for attention. Why migratory birds stop visiting our wetlands? We have to take into account the green belts of the city which should not get disturbed while executing vertical expansion. 
Srinagar city needs to be developed in a sustainable manner. Developmental activities should be eco-friendly in nature and should not deprive us from those gifts of which Kashmir is known the world over.
(Author is Student and can be reached at arifr21@gmail.com)
 

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