The concern for environmental protection and conservation among our wise ancestors was based on respect for the natural law of mutual dependence and reciprocity. To them the way man treated nature determined the way nature treated man.
Year 2002 – the first year of the Tenth Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) is upon us.
Where do we stand, as a country, where do we plan to go? The Tenth Five-Year Plan, which is being finalised, reflects high expectations, while admitting to the “alarming gaps in our social attainments, even after five decades of planning”. India has been planning since 1951.