Given that we are almost on a daily basis protesting against one or other grovernment agency, I am coming to the realization that it perhaps isnt the best use of time. For one it is very difficult to get hold of people at short notice and more importantly is a source of constant friction.
As responsbile citizes on this country and city we realize that development work will need to be carried out. If the development work happens to be sustainable development it is all the more welcome. We have issues when we think that the development is not in the best interest of the community.
Our time could be used more effectively if as citizens of bangalore we understand the sustainable development policy of government agencies. Imagine a scenario where BBMP (or any other agency) publishes & more importantly sticks to an annual environment policy outlining under what circumstances landscape/environme nt changes will be permitted and how losses (community as well as greenery) will be compensated. If this happens the need for our protests could come drastically down as long as the development work is along the approved guidelines.
I fully acknowledge that environment is a very complex topic and it isnt very easy to formulate a one size fit all approach. Moreover it is a democratic society. A mutual understanding with HU will not be binding on another person and the recourse to law / court is always available. However thinking aloud, if people do buy into the overall plan it will reduce the constant friction.
With that in mind I wanted to poll this group to understand the following
1. Does BBMP or the state government have a stated "environmental vs development" policy
2. Does any other state in India have a similar policy and have they been implemented successfully?
3. Does any another country in the world have a similar policy for sustainable development
The above was a post made by Anand Raman on the HU web-site. I thought may be PRAJAgalu would like to further the debate.