Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Human impact on Himalaya: a case study.

Recently i visited Haridwar, Rishikesh and Masoori [ Uttarakhand, India ] from 12th June to 15th June, 2010. I felt two major destructive impact of humans on hills; these are: 1. unmanageable urbanization, 2. deforestation; the other related problems due to tourism are: 1. air pollution, 2. water pollution, 3. noice pollution, and 4. polythene pollution. I get surprised to see the deforested hills and polythene pollution in Haridwar. There must be immediate ban on the use of polythene bags in the hilly regions and tourist places on the banks of rivers. Another important thing was existence of perennial herbs and woody shrubs as dominant flora; there was lesser presence of trees as dominant flora. So, this is our duty to save forests and biodiversity. Grass root level conservation programmes like RED TAPE MOVEMENT can make aware the society. Come and join hands to save forests and to save our future and our survival.