Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Question

Describe some environmental related conflicts that you know of or have read about. (Other than the examples in the text).

Answer
Describe some environmental related conflicts that you know of or have read about. (Other than the examples in the text).I have read or I have come to know through mass media some of environment related conflict and problems :

(i) Distribution of river water between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan : This is a burning problem due to shortage of water, low level of groundwater, non availability of pure drinking water to all people and due to over irrigation or under irrigation. The problem of wastage of useful land or regular supply of water to agricultural land or to provide water to big dams for production of hydro-electricity. Every state wants to increase the total forests covered land but due to shortage of water this can't be done according to set norms of United Nations.

(ii) Narmada Bachaw : Some NGO5 are fighting for the right of the people of those areas and villages who have been removed from their native villages and agricultural land has been snatched by the concerned authority of Narmada Project. Definately the project will be very useful for Gujarat and some other states. But problem of rehabitation of uprooted people of villages and to provide them proper employment is a serious and great problem.

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