Have to take responsibility for the environment

“The worst disability in life is a bad attitude.”

This ‘attitude’ and perceptions of Delhiites towards the city’s environment were reflected in an ‘Environmental Survey 2013’ released by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) on Monday.

As many as 85% of Delhiites think surface air quality and availability has worsened in the past five years and 83% think that ground water availability has gone down drastically in the same time.

When it came to efforts at improving the environment, 60% said the responsibility rested with the government and only 13% said the consumers themselves were responsible. Also, most were not aware about government policies on these parameters.

ravenous_brain_rectThe survey was aimed to find out more about peoples perception, awareness and actions towards todays environmental issues. A very minute percentage of people perceived things have gotten better. ( said the survey)

Another interesting feed from the survey was that a majority of respondents were not aware that government policies on climate change (80%), forest conservation (76%), waste management (81%), water availability (76%), water pollution (67%) and air pollution (68%).

A lot more needs to be done in terms of awareness.