Must we destroy to go the extra mile?

Must we destroy to go the extra mile?

The race for development is on, but does the environment have to be a casualty? Experts at ​National Institute of Technology, Trichy, at the annual Crossfire.

By NL Team

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The forests are disappearing, the smog gets worse every year and the rivers are drying up — is this the price of development? The theme for Pragyan Crossfire 2016, organised by National Institute of Technology (Trichy) was, “Development sustains pollution: Must we defile to go the extra mile?” Listen to​ Nawshir Mirza of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, environmental  journalist Bahar Dutt, Climate Action Network’s Anoop Poonia, ​Dr A. Ravindra of Smart Cities India Foundation and Dr. P Chellapandi from BHAVINI (a Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India enterprise) figure out if the environment is doomed.​