Have you ever wondered why do we have so much air pollution in India? Why are we left with no choice but to breath air contaminated with all harmful & toxic stuff? Let’s not talk about the pollution contributed by the industries. Rather, we’ll talk about it later once I’ve made my point. We can all talk about the pollution the roads – caused by all our vehicles. The first thing that comes to my mind is that because we’ve so huge population and consequently, we’ve so many vehicles on roads that we can’t avoid pollution.
But I’ve a different take on this issue. I think number of vehicles isn’t the ‘big’ issue. The real issue is the technology that’s being used in vehicles & engines. I’m quite sure that there are more number of vehicles in Europe and in the USA than in India. But we don’t often hear about the ‘pollution’ related problems in US or UK. Why? Because they use better technology in vehicles – I remember reading about some ‘higher’ emissions related standards in Europe for the cars.
Now all of you will agree that most of the cars sold in India are either Japanese or European. If not, they’re based on the technology sold to Indians by the outsiders. Isn’t it quite obvious that they’re dumping their old technology in India? Then people object to me when I say India is a technology dumpyard.
The same story goes with most of the Industries. The power sector, which I can related to; uses the technology imported from Europe and China. These industries keep polluting Indian weather and no one seems to care about it.
Indians should develop their own technology because no outsider will give you their best technology! It’s high time that we Indians realize this. Do you agree?