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Progress in Petrochemical Science

Green Revolution Killing Indian Lakes

  • Open or CloseDevendra Swaroop Bhargava*

    Department of Environmental Engineering & Pollution Control, India

    *Corresponding author: Makarand R Gogate, Independent Consultant for Ch.E Education and Research, India

Submission: September 09, 2020 Published: September 23, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPS.2020.03.000568

ISSN 2637-8035
Volume3 Issue4


Lakes in India had been serving as drinking-water-supply sources apart from other uses like recreation, boating, etc. Ever since the Green-Revolution (mastered & advocated by MS Swaminathan) was adopted in India without taking due regard of the possible adverse environmental impacts on lakes particularly due to the ignorance & greed of the illiterate-farmers, Indian lakes started dyeing. This paper attempts to bring out this serious environmental tragedy caused by the “pseudo-environmentalists” dominating the environmental scenario and decision-making in India.

Keywords: Green revolution; Indian lakes; Chemicals; Eutrophication; Algae

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