Over the past three decades, I have found the importance of our Mother Earth as the most beautiful and precious gift for humankind. However, the degradation of our green environment has caused ecological imbalance. Our negligence and the ignorance towards the ecology have a great role to play too in its degradation. Environmental protection is the practice of protecting the natural environment by individual, organizations and government organizations for the benefit of both the natural environment and the human being. However, due to the increase in human population and advancement in technology, the biophysical environments are being degraded at times permanently.
Environment and human share a close relationship. Particularly in a tribal society, it is the nature that provides the needs of the community. A traditional practice which is based on check and balance has been preserving the environment until recently.
The defense of nature’s rights is also the defense of people’s rights. This is what we intend to do via the activities of EFG – the democracy of all life on earth, a living democracy which supports and is supported by a living being and non-living beings. However, these things are often seen at odds in the path of economic growth. Environmental protection and economic development can go hand in hand for which we need strong laws to protect our environment and sustainable economic development policies.
Our Fore-Fathers had much concern about the environment protection. These were prescient words. While India had strong environmental legislation even in the pre-1991 era., The Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, Water Act of 1974, Forest (Conservation) Act of 1980, Air Act of 1981, and The Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, the implementation is weak and lacking.
In recent years, EFG has to depend on the goodwill of our well-wishers to carry out different activities without getting any fund from the government. That is just one problem and there is no doubt that I face a new set of challenges. But I also have moments of success and glory. There were times when I have to run from pillar to post seeking for assistance. But I had never forgotten my ideals and my mentors who always guide me all throughout. I have never departed from my mission and vision in search of fame and fortune.
In fact, EFG is ready to collaborate with any organizations/well-wisher/ donors agency to achieve its mission, vision and work for the environmental conservation in our State.