Industrialization: a Threat or a Blessing

This article is a comparison article where you can read about whether Industrialization is a threat or a blessing to the society of India.

Many claim Industries is one of the best thing man has invented till date. Many do agree but some so not. There are many pros and cons of the industries.

Many industrialists in India have emerged as world’s richest person and many claims India has a good Industrial potential. We cannot disapprove of the advantages provided by industrialization. It has made available cheap clothes, easy transport, cheap food, cars, railways, bridges and many more, without which we cannot even think existing in the world. Three most essential things that people in the modern world cannot survive are provided by industrialization that is Television, Computer and Mobile Phones. Industrialization has helped Indians emerge as millionaire, for example why don’t you consider “Vijay Mallya” who owns Royal Challenge, Royal Stag, Kingfisher Drinks and Airlines, Kingfisher Villa in Goa, IPL team “Royal Challengers Bangalore”, Formula 1 team “Force India” and many wine companies of which you may not be knowing the names. He says he doesn’t want India to stay far behind in Formula 1, so what did he implement-Build a new Formula 1 racing track in Delhi worth big bucks! Just think how far the Indians have progressed in terms of industrialization.

But always keep one thing in mind that every good thing comes with its own set of disadvantages.

Have you ever visited Gangotri? If you visit Gangotri you will see that how clean and clear is the water of river Ganga (Although when you collect the water coming out of Gangotri you will find the water to be dirty due to tourist throwing waste in front of the glacier and on the water) when you compare it with the water of Ganga you see when passing through cities. Stories of early times tell us that the water of Ganga used to be clean when it passed through Kolkata. They called it the Holy Water and took a bath in Ganga once a year, but if you see the water of Ganga passing through Kolkata you will not even feel like touching the water. This is the cause of industrialization. When Ganga passes through Varanasi all the untreated chemical effluents are drained into Ganga from their industries to save the cost of dumping waste somewhere else.

Have you ever travelled to Delhi through train over the Yamuna over the years? If yes, then I would guess that you may have observed the width of Yamuna is getting smaller and smaller every year. This because industries take the water from Yamuna for their own use, like passing steam to turn the turbines or to cool the machines.
You must have noticed that there are a lot of waste materials thrown on the banks of Ganga and Yamuna so that the Rivers would keep the city clean and eventually will drain in the Bay of Bengal.
Industrialization had ruined the famous cotton weavers of India who were famous for their cotton textiles in the 18th and 19th century until the introduction of cheap machine made goods from the British, made in Manchester.

So what do you think- Is industrialization a Threat or a Blessing?


Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao26 Nov 2009 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Industrilisation is not a threat. But it is creating threats because the so called industrialists always think of making money and not giving a thought about pollution. For every waste generated in any industry definitely there will be a method of treatment so that it can be made unharmful. for this industry has to spend money. These industrialists will think of making money but not about environment.

For a country like India if there are no industries people will become jobless.Unemployment problem will become very high.
Unrest will increase and terrorism and naxalism will surmount.

Hence industries should come up but they should give utmost importance to pollution control. If one see a chemical industry in japan or korea and the same in our country easily the difference can be understood.

Central government has a pollution control board and all the states have pollution control boards. But are they performing their part correctly.Eventhough they fight for the real cause but our politicians and kingmakers will never allow .


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