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Strictly adhere to 'polluter pay principle' to protect environment: Vice-Chancellor Prof Goel to refresher course participants in Delhi
Addressing the participants of the refresher course at the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), UGC-HRDC, University of Delhi, on October 1, Professor MM Goel, Vice-Chancellor of Jaipur-based Jagan Nath University said that we must strictly adhere to 'polluter pay principle' to protect environment.

"To tackle the ethical issues in environment, we need to stop behavioral pollution in all economic and non-economic activities including politics of blame game. We need to adopt sermons of good governance including pricing policy for polluters under amended Environmental Protection Act-1991," opined Goel.

The course coordinators Dr. Seema Gupta and Dr. AnjalaKalsi introduced the speaker and the topics 'Relevance of Relationships in Environment and Economic Development' and 'Empowerment of Youth for Ethical Politics' to the participants.

We need to become street smart for environment management in India with implementation of 'polluter pay principle', said Goel.

Quoting from the WHO report on environmental pollution, Goel said, "The correlation between air pollution and rising crimes in a city as revealed in a research study by the London School of Economics justifies strategies to be developed for the survival and existence in the 14 worst polluted cities of the world in India. "

He added, "To reduce if not remove pollution, we need to cooperate and coexist by sharing the vehicles for traveling to the same destination. There is scope of linking GST with the pricing policy for polluters."

He was of the opinion that we needed to be motivated for encouraging political morality with honest and law abiding youth to become politicians since at this juncture, the Indian democracy needs ethical empowerment of youth .

Time has come when politics cannot be treated as an art and science of making excuses and doing wrong things should have ethical politicians in power and opposition who rationally debate and discuss the issues without indulging into dirty blame game.

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