Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

Climate change has hit all the countries in all respects and hence, every region, territory, city and even an aware village endures to make greater changes in their prevailing systems to induce greater sustainability.

Experts have indicated how as world Nations become richer, wellbeing of its citizens and growth stagnates unless further economic progress is fueled by sustainability in the long run.

Due to a gamut of reasons, every institution has started to pay greater attention to bring in technologies allowing sustainability to sink in.

Use of technology is a boon, asset and is quintessential for holistic progress of a population.

Sometimes, the intellectuals devise methodologies and innovate to make lives better but at times, in complete lack of technology, one is bound to import and request technology, mostly in collaboration.

India, its hope for Climate Justice and the world collaborations:

India has known to reflect greater zeal and potential for fulfilling its own as well as the world goals for fighting the climate change.

Meanwhile, India is a country that has been found to be vulnerable in almost every sphere: water level rising while the drinking water is scares, cyclones and floods shatter livelihoods while droughts devoid people of a crucial necessity to survive, ice caps and glaciers melt while there is increased Desertification prevalent in Indian subcontinent, that threatens Nation’s food security.

In addition, poverty, hunger, illiteracy and lack of awareness makes it difficult to inject sustainability.

Developing countries have found to maintain the congruity of development and sustainability difficult to work on, especially allocating time and resources amidst every other thing to welcome sustainable development measures.

Hence, there is a greater demand by the third world nations to ask for compensation and assistance in every term, from the historic Industrialized nations.

Japan and the ground of action in Aravallis:

In one such interest, Japan has offered to provide support and knowledge in regards with climate change and environmental issues to the Haryana government.

The Environment Secretary of Japan Embassy in India visited the Aravallis at Bhondsi village in Gurgaon along with the officials from the Haryana Government to ascertain if the center of excellence could be opened there.

This shall deal with the prospects of climate change, waste management, air pollution, clean mobility, biodiversity conservation, land degradation, deforestation, desertification etc.

Why the Aravalli Mountain needs a savior?

In a current year report supervised by the India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), it has been revealed how this olden mountain is facing destruction.

It has detected certain fringes of forest land, including the Aravalli and Shivalik Hill regions in Haryana, being diverted for non-forest purposes. In its report tabled in the Assembly Tuesday, the CAG has indicated:

“The delicate ecology under the forest cover in Aravalli and Shivalik range constantly suffered due to encroachments and unauthorized activities. The government of Haryana was ineffective in checking illegal mining, controlling offenders and expenditure incurred on surveillance”.

“Ecological degradation in the Aravalli region is in alarming situation due to increasing population of human and cattle, injudicious use of natural resources, unscientific mining, uncontrolled grazing and felling of trees”.

The Aravalli Range has a glorious past and is considered to be the left-overs of India’s most ancient mountains and oldest fold mountains.

Geophysicists have claimed certain parts of it to be even higher than Himalayas in an uncleared past, when these were young and growing hills.

This dates back to the times when the Indian Plate did not collide and attach to the Eurasian Plate and was separated by vast ocean.

“The National Capital Region, including Gurugram/Faridabad, has witnessed exponential growth on the limited natural resources. Resultantly, the Aravalli region remains ecologically, economically and socially backward in comparison with the other parts of the state.”

“The National Capital Region, including Gurugram/Faridabad, has witnessed exponential growth on the limited natural resources. Resultantly, the Aravalli region remains ecologically, economically and socially backward in comparison with the other parts of the state.”

Additionally, in a Supreme Court verdict, mining and razing down of Aravalli range has been attributed to cause air pollution in Delhi.

Haryana state, with an almost 80 per cent of its land under cultivation, is primarily agriculture-dependent.

Out of the complete 44,212 square kilometers geographical area of Haryana, just 3.9 per cent falls under the notified forests’ tag and enjoys protection.

The State also hosts the Shivaliks in north (3,514 square kms in districts of Ambala, Panchkula and Yamunanagar), Desert and declared wastelands in West, Aravallis in south, while it also has saline-alkaline lands as well as certain waterlogged regions at its center.

There have been proven cases of land encroachment for factories, industries, residential purposes etc.

“In less than half a century, burgeoning population of human and livestock have stressed the natural resources of Shivalik, thereby threatening the survival of its flora and fauna.”

With a greater boost to India’s efforts for climate Action, the head of IUCN India has even shown an interest to support and steer through the sustainable challenges faced by India.

India and the United States have aligned for the “Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)” and have renewed their ongoing alliances around climate change.

This even includes addressing the finance-related aspects those may be required to fulfil Climate Action goals in the passing year as well as the next.

While India treads on a vigilant path of check, measure and transition, it has made greater associations for ensuring a bright future. While the world countries choose friends and foes based on their geopolitical conveniences, it is high time we mend our priorities and India seems to be on the right path.

By Alaina Ali Beg

I am a lover of all arts and therefore can dream myself in all places where the World takes me. I am an avid animal lover and firmly believes that Nature is the true sorcerer.

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