Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Criticism of Modi s Book on Climate Change

Environment activists criticize Modi''s book

- Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Ahmedabad, Jun 22 (PTI) Environmental activists have criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for omission of crucial facts about the state in his book on climate change and also challenged him for a public debate on environmental and industrial pollution in the state.
The activists claimed that Modi''s book ''Convenient Action -- Gujarat''s Response to Challenges of Climate Change'', released by former President A P J Abdul Kalam in December last year, had selective information about Gujarat which was convenient to defend the state''s ''development model''.

"The author (Modi) of the book has conveniently ignored the level of irreversible environmental degradation in the state of Gujarat," environmental activist Rohit Prajapati, who has reviewed the book, told mediapersons here.

Prajapati also criticised chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) R K Pachauri, who had released the book along with Kalam, for taking a non-serious approach towards it.

"People like Pachauri should have come for releasing Modi''s book after reading it," Prajapati said.

He said while writing the book Modi had completely ignored the fact that Gujarat was one of the leading industrial states of the country and conveniently omitted certain crucial facts about industrial and environmental pollution in the state. (More) PTI PB PD NSK.


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