Why we waste natural resources and discard things indiscriminately?When it comes to wasting and discarding things, we are the champions. We waste them without thinking about the consequences. We waste food, at restaurants, at parties and at times even at our homes. We waste water at random. There is a scarcity of water in many parts of the country, but we continue to ignore. In many households there are leakages in the taps inside the bathrooms or kitchens. Few people have the habit of keeping the tap open while brushing the teeth. We talk about development and corruption all the times, but do we think of protecting the natural resources? This wastage is not limited to rural areas only and widespread among the urban areas too, where the concentration of 'educated people' is much higher. During our school/college days we have studied the ill effects of wasting any natural resource and nowadays children are actively participating in different campaigns to make people aware of it. Still many people remain ignorant in spite of all these campaigns.
Another strange habit is disposal of unwanted things. Littering things here and there is prevalent in many localities in the absence of a proper garbage disposal mechanism. What is most surprising is even after relentless campaign by environmentalists and local governing bodies, people still throw different items after Pujas in rivers and water bodies. They throw flowers, burnt incense sticks, pots and all materials required for the procedure of performing a particular ritual in the water, not to mention the immersion of the clay idols of different gods/goddesses after the Pujas. People have sentiments attached to every ritual, but why the attitude still remains to harm the nature and waste natural resources? Do we have any answer?