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In a recent statement in the parliament, the environment minister listed a slew of efforts by the cen
 

The Unearth Bulletin

December 5 · Issue #75 · View online
Towards a Sustainable & Inclusive World

In a recent statement in the parliament, the environment minister listed a slew of efforts by the central government and linked it to a faster speed of pollution reduction than in China, and he seems sincere enough. He perhaps does not realize this but pollution will never go away however good his government’s efforts are. 
There are too many people whose incomes are growing rapidly, and modern economies are built on creating negative environmental externalities. The fight against pollution and for a cleaner environment will need to be never-ending. That requires a strong civil society to keep the government in check, a good quality technocracy to provide good advice to the decision makers, significant research in independent institutions to address technology gaps, and an openness of the bureaucracy in tying up with innovators.  
Few politicians realize how their views get coloured by an inept, under-funded, or wrongly-motivated technocracy and bureaucracy. These are the people who advise them day in and day out. But then who else can they depend upon? The academic is rarely aware of the latest technologies, the industry is always self-motivated, the activist is impractical in his/her vehemence. And most important of all, the best of ideas fail in the face of poor implementation, this is something that the bureaucracy knows best.
The solution is evident. Political decision makers need strong institutions to make good decisions.
-Laveesh Bhandari

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