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The environment in the IIT's curriculum By Claude Alvares | 30 Apr 2011
Despite all the technologies and gadgets available to human beings, they still depend almost wholly on services provided by nature. This is not commonly or adequately perceived or readily accepted because both formal education and urban life-styles do not encourage either active interaction with mother nature or respect for her ways, says environment activist Claude Alvares addressing a group of students from IIT Mumbai.
Sustained pollution of major rivers; continuous decline in groundwater reserves; priority allocation to non-consumptive sectors; and, growing disparity in water distribution only indicates that the worst is still to come!..