Environment

This area will be submerged if the Renuka Dam is built as planned (Image: Neeraj Doshi)

Budget 2014 – Short-Changing The Environment

During his election campaign and even after assuming office Mr. Modi has spoken about establishing a Council of Himalayan States to evolve a more specific planning model for them so that their environmental concerns could be addressed.

So Mr. Modi’s announcement was certainly no charity for the Himalayan states. But the Finance Minister made no mention of this Council in his budget.

Modi & Environment

Mr Modi And The Environment – A Green Vision Or A Grey Area?

In every other area of governance Mr. Modi has shown that he possesses the vision, integrity, leadership qualities, decision making ability, courage, connect with the people and self belief which alone can deliver a better (in every sense) life to all Indians.

It is now time for him to demonstrate these same qualities in the cause of preserving the country’s natural wealth, ecology and environment.Mr Modi And The Environment – A Green Vision Or A Grey Area?