GD Topic - Industrial growth and Environmental care do not go hand in hand
Published by MBA Skool Team, Last Updated: February 10, 2016
6 people are having a discussion on the topic (Ankit, Gaurav, Binod, Sikha, Jyoti and Manoj)
Group Discussion Starts
Ankit: Hello everyone. Today our topic of discussion is “can Industrial growth and environmental care go hand in hand?” As per my view point Industrial growth and environmental care can go hand in hand and to have that we need to have sustainable development. Both Industrial growth and environmental care also need to go hand in hand as one is necessary for poverty reduction then other one is important for sustainable future. Our country should resort to renewable sources of energy to have sustainable development.
Gaurav: Yes Ankit you are right! Our country can have both industrial development and environmental care or protection if we follow the sustainable development approach. And as to have sustainable development we need to look at all aspects as environment care, social justice and economic.
Binod: As per my view point it not possible for developing country like India to make both things go hand in hand. Sustainable development will lead to higher cost of production of goods and it will become difficult for population of our Country to finance their livelihood as 29.8% of population in our country are below poverty line.
Sikha: Yes I agree with Binod as to achieve sustainable development we need to implement various environmental protection rules which would lead to high cost of production.
Jyoti: However Industrialisation is must for our country to protect millions of people from starving. The saving of natural resources should not be our first priority as most of them are renewable in anyway. It is very much difficult for developing country having high population of poor people to share green concerns.
Ankit: The main reason behind poverty and environmental degradation in our country is high population growth. Our country need to implement “one child” or “two child” policy to limit population growth. The rapid growth of our population is putting excessive pressure on our limited and scarce resources. Hence we can easily have sustainable development if stringent rules get applied with respect to child birth.
Gaurav: Yes sustainable development can be achieved as it will help our country to grow at faster pace. Industrial development not only causes environmental degradation but also economic loss. The perfect example to explain my point would China. As due to uncontrolled growth in China lead to massive rise in air and water pollution which resulted in health problems , diseases , billion dollars of crop loss to farmers. Hence uncontrolled Industrialization will not only cause environmental degradation but it will also lead to economic loss to in long run.
Manoj: I totally agree with Ankit and Gaurav; and would like to express my view points on the topic. We can have rapid Industrialisation without polluting our environment much with the help of scientific advances. Examples of such scientific advances are efficient steel new works which consumes very less water, raw material, power and cause less pollution; nuclear generating plants provide more energy than coal and contribute very less to global warming and renewable types of energy like solar, wind, and hydro power can also be explored and exploited completely.
Ankit: Sustainable development in Industrialisation needs innovation in process of production, up gradation and learning of existing and newer technologies. The green technologies need to be transferred from rich and developed country to developing countries. Technology collaboration between the countries will have all the countries to achieve and maintain sustainable growth and development. Education on green technologies and countries collaboration must be made part of the academic course to inspire and motivate people towards environmental sustainability.
Hence we all conclude that Industrial growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand and also need to go hand in hand. Only sustainable Industrialisation growth will lead to economic growth in long run. The rapid growth of Industrialisation leads to improvement in living standards of the people and lead to further population explosion. The increase in population leads to exponential consumption of resources such as food, housing, land and also production of waste. These resources have become scarce as demand has surpassed its availability. As pollution avoidance is less costly than pollution control stronger environmental regulation should be enforced.
Facts related to the topic
1 Tata Power has established a Corporate Safety, Health & Environment Department (C-SHE) which is responsible for all environmental and safety activities in the company.
2 Flue Gas-De-sulphurisation (FGD) plant has been implemented Trombay thermal Power plant to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions in flue gas, based on the sea-water scrubbing principle.
3 Tata Power has also carried Environmental Impact Assessment study for all its new projects located at various cities as Orissa, Jharkhand, extra.
4 India is the third largest carbon dioxide emitter and therefore our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an “energy revolution” to exploit the country’s coal, hydro, and gas, solar, nuclear to promote energy security and economic development in a sustainable manner.
5 As per the survey report of India’s NAPCC (National action plan on Climate change) our country generates 10% of its power from renewable sources of energy by 2015, and 15% by 2020.
6 Infosys have been considered champions in green power purchasing and understand the energy security value of renewable energy.
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