Solution to problem of climate change lies in Indian philosophy and lifestyle: Mrs. Sushma Swaraj

Ideological Mahakumbh on agriculture, cottage industry, sanitation and Beti Bachao also to be held during Simhastha 2016: CM

Seminar on ‘Global warming and climate change – towards solution’ concludes

lead23.11.15Bhopal, November 23, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):  Minister for External Affairs Mrs. Sushma Swaraj has said that solution to problem of climate change lies in Indian philosophy and lifestyle. She said that science of safeguarding nature is enshrined in Indian philosophy, lifestyle, traditions and culture. She said that solution to problems like global warming cannot be found unless lifestyle in accordance with Indian philosophy is not adopted. Therefore, these traditions and culture need to be revived to preserve nature. She was addressing concluding function of 2-day national symposium on ‘Global Warming and Climate Change – Towards Solution’ at Vidhan Sabha conference hall here today. The symposium was organized jointly by EPCO, Narmada Samagra, Madhya Pradesh Jan Abhiyan Parishad and Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON) in the context of Simhastha-2016.

Mrs. Swaraj said that the world is facing 2 major challenges of terrorism and climate change. Terrorism is attack of human beings on human race and climate change is the result of attack of human beings on nature. The attack began with start of industrialization in 18th century. Some developed countries who created crisis for Earth due to wanton race of development are now seeking its solution from all the countries. Mrs. Swaraj said that development made in artificial manner has become a problem for nature and it is an irony that its artificial solution is being searched. She said that solution cannot be found unless lifestyle is changed. Referring to natural disasters in India due to climate change, she said that it is not caused by India, but even then we wish to become partner in efforts to find its solution. She said that Indic knowledge is totally scientific.

She said that carbon credit is being talked about at global level, but green credits should also be given. She said that solution to global warming can be found only then resolve is taken to abandon greed, save Earth from destruction and utilization of natural resources only as per need. Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that ideological Mahakumbh on agriculture, cottage industry, sanitation and Beti Bachao will also be held. Mr. Chouhan said that Earth’s natural resources faced crisis due to rise in tendency to use them from materialistic point of view. Number of equipment emitting carbon has also increased.

It has affected agriculture. He said that its effective solution is Rishi farming or organic farming. He said that the organic farming is being done on a large area in Madhya Pradesh, but farmers cannot be coerced for it. They should be motivated through reasoning that organic farming too gives profit in zero budget. Mr. Chouhan said that simple and straightforward lifestyle is better solution to environmental problems. He said that small and cottage industries are being promoted on a large scale in the state. Local youths are being motivated to establish food processing units in 23 thousand Gram Panchayats in the state.