It has been a quite some time now, responsible citizens on this earth are thinking about solid waste management. As the population is on the rise so as the garbage obtained from human usages. There is not an adequate amount of landfills where the garbage can be dumped and we have oceans which are already polluted. The plastic islands on the Pacific ocean are already identified and much hue and cry were made out of it but without any solution.
New Delhi is densely populated, about 27crore people live in Delhi. The solid wastes are dumped regularly in many of the landfills. The way these wastes are increasing in quantity, there is little time to think of the methods to dispose them off. And if the attention paid is the least then these garbages can cause hazards. The hazard is witnessed today, in East Delhi, two persons were killed when a mountain of garbage collapsed suddenly near Kondli Canal. People travelling on the road near the garbage mounted were hit by the crashing mountain and they fall into the canal and died. Few were buried under the garbage mountain but could be rescued. A car, a scooter and a bike fell into the canal. The landfill gets 3000 tonnes of garbage every day and its height has grown up to 50 meters. Timely action by the designated authority could have averted this mishap.
The incident is highly alarming for all of us. This is the time to think about the population explosion, control of material consumption and to find out the ways to manage wastes. If we are failing in this way, then we must not claim big for technological and scientific advancements. Any kind of progress must be constructive through critical thinking. Let us look into what famous people said about critical thinking…………
“We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill… it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress”……. Li Ka-Shing
“Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness”……… Naomi Wolf
Pic courtesy: Hindustan times.