Will Environment Ever Be An Election Issue?

Why isn't environment becoming an election issue despite growing awareness among people about pollution and depleting natural resources? Ravish Kumar says that as he travelled across Delhi, Haryana, UP and Bihar during his road shows highlighting concerns of voters, one thing that was common was the scarcity of clean drinking water, depleting green cover and polluted air. Also on the show, Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says that our municipalities haven't been empowered to find solutions for waste disposal. She adds that the Central Pollution Control Board is not vested with enough powers to penalise a polluting industry or individual and have to go through courts

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