Act against environment pollution, says judge

Act against environment pollution, says judge

District and Session Court judge T Venkatesh Naik said that stringent actions against environment pollution are the need of the hour.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme on 'Parisara Mitra Shale' award function organized by the district administration, district legal service authority and Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishat, the magistrate said that violations against the environmental protection laws are rapidly increasing and less number of convictions is resulting in massive environmental pollution. He added that strict rules and regulations should be introduced to curtail the number of the violations.

Asserting that the greed of humans is leading towards exploitation of natural resources, the judge said the deteriorating condition of the atmospheres is a major threat to human existence. Problems like severe drought, the disintegration of land mass and global warming are emerging and proving disastrous. Variations in the climatic conditions are the result of over-exploitation of nature.

He urged the students to maintain cleanliness and hygienic conditions in the surrounding of their schools. He said that besides acquiring knowledge, the students should also learn the value of conserving nature. Knowledge of the importance of nature should be imparted, he insisted.

Delivering a talk on the occasion, environment expert Dinesh Nayak briefed on the importance of various plants and trees that are grown in the surrounding. He explained the medicinal values of various flowers and plants.

The Kelakarkalabettu Santhekatte, government higher primary school received the 'Parisara Mitra Shale' award which comprised of Rs 30,000 cash prize, trophy and a certificate.

As many as ten schools in the district received the green school tag and another ten schools received yellow school award respectively.

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