World pollution prevention day, is celebrated to spread awareness about the need of adopting sustainable and safe practices by the industries. The production activities in the industrial areas have given birth to many health hazards which have a drastic impact on the environment and the health of the people.
India has also witnessed industrial disasters. Bhopal became the victim of industrial disaster in 1984, when poisonous chemical like Methyl Isocyanate as well some other chemicals released from the Union Carbide Chemical Plant. Nearly 500,000 people got exposed to the poisonous gas, more than 25,000 people died in the mis-happening. This was arguably the biggest industrial disaster in the world. The effects of the poisonous chemical were visible even after years of the infamous incident. The incident highlighted the need of having safe industrial practices. However, there were several other incidents in which industries have caused much damage to the people and the environment.
Industries have a major role to play for a healthy environment. It is the responsibility of the companies to ensure that they adopt safe and Eco-friendly practices. The waste material coming out of the industries can cause air, water and soil pollution. That’s why it is important for the industries to take measures and adopt those methods through which the ill impact on the environment can be minimized and restricted.
Industries should work on the waste management system, they should develop such techniques which produce less garbage. Further the industries under their corporate social responsibility mandate can start projects which are aimed towards preserving the environment.
By – Karan Pundir
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