5th Jun 2022 10:06:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The tremendous response to the World Environment Day celebration across the state on Sunday fills one with hope that all it not lost yet. For the planet, it is a crucial time in its existence. The centuries of damage unleashed has hurt its delicate balance thus setting a chain of unfortunate events. If something drastic is not done, the world that we know today might not be there for our future generations.
Plantation drives across the state and the call for reducing single use plastics is the need of the hour. Both these points have been emphasised this World Environment Day. Arunachal today is fighting a dual battle of deforestation and huge burden of plastic waste.
Considered one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world, the loss of pristine forests should be a worry not just for the state but the world community. 
Indigenous communities are a treasure trove when it comes to respecting nature and sustainable living. Rural communities of Arunachal Pradesh still practise this age old order and astound us with their wisdom. This indigenous community knowledge must be encouraged and utilised to live with nature in equilibrium. District administration and community based organisation must also encourage rural communities to carry forward their sustainable living practices and shun the advent of single use plastics which has unfortunately made inroads into remote communities. Authorities can also explore if there is scope for marketing such know-how especially disposable cutlery made of biodegradable materials. This will also enable financial empowerment of rural communities and encourage them further.
It is a do or die situation for the planet. The world our future generations will inherit depends on our actions now. It is up to us to save it!

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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