While launching the book the chief guest Admiral L Ramdas said that the idea to create electricity out of nuclear fusion is quit 'stupid' to him, since "it is expensive and exploitive in nature."
On this occasion Lalita Ramdas said, "Natural resources are being exploited by other countries like the USA, Korea, China and France and owing to which only a certain section of people are getting the benefits. All these in a way are forms of corruption."
"Exploiting nature to have a lavish life is the outcome of uncontrolled consumerism that is the byproduct of western idealism. Constructing nuclear power plants, across the country, with the help of foreign manufacturer is the fruit of the poisonous tree, named consumerism," echoed Narottam Gaan, professor of Utkal University, Political Science and Journalist Sudhir Patnaik while criticising the western concepts of development.
"For the western half of the world, nature is nothing but lifeless source of natural resource whereas in the eastern part it is regarded as extension of life," said Patnaik, adding that the western philosophy is the main reason behind environmental disasters in the world.
(About the Author: Bibhuti Pati is an investigative journalist working for different renowned newspapers and magazines. Pati likes to write on environmental issues, Indian Maoism and other social and conflict issues)