Pollution is an eternal pandemic today
The editorial highlighted the imminent environmental catastrophe that is already happening, due to the rapid levels of pollution that the seas are suffering, resulting in lower catches; and contributing to marine erosion in many parts of the world. The seas have become virtual landfills of raw human waste and untreated sewage. A stage has come that the sea can no longer endure and has started to regurgitate the toxic waste and accumulated pollutants that effectively kill the flora and fauna of the sea – which is vital for healthy marine life, unpolluted beaches and healthy ecology.
Fishermen pick up more trash from the catches with empty water bottles, discarded towels and other city trash that are recklessly dumped into the sea. The shores are littered with similar things, and NGOs and Self-help groups are feverishly engaged in cleaning up the debris washed up on the shore which ends in several truck loads at one time. But, is this the way to tackle the senseless pollution the seas are subjected to, without a specific, long-term plan to tackle the threat that lurks us as time presses to tighten our belts to think in terms? more practical and long-term measures to seriously avoid this practice.
The government of Kerala announced the other day the routine and annual ban on trawling for fifty-two days, which will continue almost until July, preventing mechanized vessels from fishing on the high seas since the period of the monsoon is considered the breeding season. season for fish and other marine life; which could otherwise cause irreparable damage to the marine resources which are regularly called upon. Several of these measures, directly or indirectly, have helped to preserve oceanic riches, to some extent, from overexploitation.
Turkey’s experience of coughing up marine phlegm on the coasts is also the story of other countries, which is less publicized, and people living in these areas have come to stoically endure. India has largely succeeded in cleaning up the Ganga River, which is now more suitable for swimming and bathing, in Kashi and Allahabad. This became possible by preventing city waste – slaughter – from the tannery from entering the river in several towns in UP and Bihar.
It is up to the whole world to devise measures to ensure the long-term protection of the seas, otherwise it will turn out to be great folly and global disaster waiting behind the scenes for humanity due to the misuse and improper use of natural resources. .
– S Lakshmi, Hyderabad