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Our grandparents preserved natural wealth. If you want to give the same good old wealth to your next generation please read this.

Remember the good old days? Say 20 to 30 years back……our parents or elders bought groceries in cloth bags (manja pai).

Today, even if you order food to take away from small to big restaurants, they use at least 10 polythene bags for sambar, chutney, rasam, buttermilk and vegetables and so on (In small hotels in Tamil Nadu, even tea or coffee is given in plastic bags !!!). Imagine how many millions of such bags are used in India daily.
Hills or heaps of plastic garbage can be seen in any city, town or village of India — on the roads, residential areas and even in agricultural lands. What a pathetic situation? Environment gets polluted when these garbage are burnt. Recent report says that even TAJ MAHAL’s colour is changing due to this.

Plastic bags are a convenient to carry. We use polythene bags for about 15 minutes but it takes 500 years to degrade. Indian roads, streets and drainages are filled with these bags.
Our rivers, river beds are gone! Our oceans have became dirty.

Plastic bags pollute our land and water. Because they are so lightweight, plastic bags can travel long distances by wind and water. They litter our landscapes, get caught in fences and trees, float around in waterways, drainages, and can eventually make their way into the world’s oceans.
Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to climate change. The majority are non-renewable fossil fuel-based resources and through their extraction and production, they create greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. 
Plastic bags never break down. Petroleum-based plastic bags do not truly degrade. Today, there are an estimated 46,000-1,000,000 plastic fragments floating within every square mile of our world’s oceans.
 
Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife and marine life.  It occurred once a big whale was found dead in Spain. When it was cut, 50 kg plastic was in its intestine.
 
Plastic bags are not easy to recycle
 
Taking forward the Swatchh Bharat Mission, Narendra Modi’s government has banned polythene at all national monuments and tourist destinations from Gandhi Jayanthi this year The government has, in March, banned the manufacture of plastic bags of below 50 microns as these are difficult to dispose of, thus posing a major threat to the environment.
I salute the Corporation Commissioner of Madurai, Sandeep Nanduri, who has banned polythene around the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. He is going to ban polythene in the city from January 1, 2017. GOOD NEWS.


20 years back when we buy any products from shop they used give  cloth bags(manja pai). To day even you order food to Take away(to go)they use atleast 10 plastic bags for sambar, chutney, rasam, buttermilkand vegetables so on.imagine how many plastic bags used in a busy restaurant or road side small hotels in india.

Hills of plastic garbages  can be seen in any city town ,or village, of india,It is seen on  the roads soil, residential areas, and even in Agricultural lands.What a pathetic situation?Envirement is polluted when these garbages are burnt.Recent report says even TAJ MAHAL’ s colour is Changing.

Plastic bags are a convenient way to carry.We use polythene bags for about 15 minutes but it takes 500 years to degrade. On an average every indian uses 200 plastic carry bags in a year. Indian roads  streets drainages are filled with these bags.

Union tourism minister Mahesh Sharma recently  visited heritage sites in Delhi and announced a ban on polythene at all national monuments, in an initiative to boost the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Smarak’ campaign.

Sharma, along with officials of the tourism ministry and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), visited the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. In New delhi

He directed the officials to implement a complete ban on polythene at all monuments within a month and asked them to ensure cleanliness and availability of basic facilities such as toilets and cafeteria at the sites.

“Taking forward the Swachh Bharat Mission,  the govt has decided to ban polythene at all national monuments and tourist destinations from Gandhi Jayanti this year,” Sharma said.

He said plastic bottles will not be banned, but tourists will be asked to place those in recycle bins.

With the trial phase of the initiative launched last month, the ban will be applicable in a 100-metre radius of the monuments.

It will be easier to implement this initiative as the monuments have security personnel who can check tourists at the entrance, Sharma said.

The initiative will be reviewed after a month to decide if there is any need to impose fines on the offenders, an official said.

The Centre had in March banned the manufacture of plastic bags of below 50 microns as these are difficult to dispose of thus posing a major threat to the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October

Plastic bags pollute our land and water. Because they are so lightweight, plastic bags can travel long distances by wind and water. They litter our landscapes, get caught in fences and trees, float around in waterways, and can eventually make their way into the world’s oceans.

 Plastic bags are made from non-renewable resources and contribute to climate change. The majority of plastic bags are made of polypropylene, a material that is made from petroleum and natural gas. Both of these materials are non-renewable fossil fuel-based resources and through their extraction and production, they create greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change.

Plastic bags never break down. Petroleum-based plastic bags do not truly degrade. What does occur is that when out in the environment, the plastic breaks up into tiny little pieces that end up in the ocean to be consumed by wildlife. Today, there are an estimated 46,000-1,000,000 plastic fragments floating within every square mile of our world’s oceans².

Plastic bags are harmful to wildlife and marine life..   it occured once a big whale was found dead in spain .when that was cut 50 kg plastic was in its intestine.

Plastic bags are not easy to recycle. As plastic bags tend to get caught in recycling machinery, most recycling facilities do not have the capacity to recycle plastic bags and therefore do not accept them. As a result, the actual recycling rate for plastic bags is about 5%.

Other governments are banning plastic bags, so yours should too… or at least make people pay for them. To date, more than 40 countries and municipalities around the world have instituted plastic bag bans. The United Nations Environmental Programme Secretariat has recommended a ban on all plastic bags globally.

For those governments that are opposed to full bans on plastic bags, another option is to institute a plastic bag tax, where consumers would pay a small fee .

It is the duty of every panchayats, municipalities and corporations to look in to this serious problem.Most

 Importantly ONE should CHANGE.


As you enter Coimbatore from Trissur   from  Madukarai onwards you will see widespread   seemakaruvel trees  (julifora prosopis).Samething as  you  enter  from any neighbouring states  to Tamilnau abruptly  semakaruvel  hugs the state    Be it .sengottai, Tiruthani, cumbum  or  name any border town or village  of the thestate.                                Problem faced by citizens and farmers is fight with nature which is testing land wealth. You can imagine. Seema Karuvelam maram is a big worry for any people in the society. If you visit  kerala from thiruvanthapuram to kasargode, you can not see any Seema Karuvelam maram.That is why kerala is looking good and able to see as gods own country.Even in karnata  I have not seen this tree.

  • Seema Karuvelam tree absorbs as much as four litres of water to produce one kg of biomass. The species is also known to germinate very fast and it spreads easily as a weed.
  • It never shelters birds because they produce less oxygen but emits more carbon dioxide. It also affects soil nutrients. It makes it surrounding droughty.This has made our state more Draugtier and woret thing we are going to face without water in very near future.
  • If there is no rain it starts absorbing underground water.
  • If there is no under ground water they absorb the humidity(the amount of water vapour in the air) from the air surrounding it. We never use these trees’ products, moreover its roots change the ground water poisonous.
  • The Madras High Court bench has ordered eradication of Seema Karuvelam trees from Tamil Nadu few years back but I don’t see any change.
  • Known asProsopis Juliflora all around the world, the plant has been originally brought to Tamil Nadu from Africa as a rich source of firewood in the 1960s. But, the tree over past 50 years has proved to be a bane for the ecology and environment of the state.
  • While the plant has proved to be a deterrent for the soil and the water resources, it has also increased the heat, providing its bit in the climate change and global warming.
  • The plant absorb the water and nutrients from the soil, resulting in groundwater depletion. In absence of the groundwater, it absorbs humidity from the air which affects the atmosphere.”
  • the plant is more of a problem to the environment, health and wildlife than a provider. “The plant emits a great amount of carbon dioxide in the air and produces oxygen at a slow rate. This prevents the wildlife (especially the birds from building nests) in and around the area surrounding the plant. The recent researches prove that the poisonous plant releases harmful toxins in the soil, making it unfit for cultivation,”
  • Spreading across 5,000 hectares of land along the southern states, the estimated budget for the removal of this alien species is likely to cross Rs. 1000 crore while only around Rs. 120 crore can be compensated by selling them in the markets
  • WhileSeemai Karuvalem can only be used as fuelwood, its benefits are nearly negligible. . Villagers are unaware of the risks of this plant.
  • Let us join united to Eradicate this silent killer of our Envirement.
  • Otherwise Tamilnadu will be adesert.

Someone sitting in the shade because someone planted aTree long time ago. Warren Bufffet