Navigate A Middle Path, Says Jairam Ramesh
February 19, 2010: The need to adopt an economic growth path that is ecologically sustainable was stressed by Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh while inaugurating a three-day Save Western Ghats meet organised by the Keystone Foundation at Kotagiri on Thursday.
Stating that a call to halt all economic activities was unacceptable, he said, it had no time for both eco and growth fundamentalists. Efforts should be made to navigate a middle path, he said and added, “a mindset change is required on both sides.” While being concerned about the environment, the legitimate economic aspirations of the people should be recognised.
However anybody who violates the law or resorts to extra legal methods should be punished. Read the full article here.
Source: The Hindu, Special Correspondent, Tamil Nadu/Udhagamandalam