A review of a book on pollution in India that is complemented with beautiful artwork. An old book that tells Ganga is not pure anymore. Situation hasn’t changed much since the book’s arrival.
About the author:
Dr Narasimaiah Seshagiri (1940-2013), author of “Encyclopedia of Cities and Towns of India” and many other books is a recipient of many awards including the Padma Bhushan. He was the Director General of the National Informatics Centre (NIC). He is known for his work in creating awareness of IT among the masses. He wanted to do away with ‘license raj and red tape‘. He quit his job just four months before his due date for retirement. He says he took the step to ensure a technical person headed NIC instead of the usual IAS bureaucrat.
Pollution by Dr Seshagiri lays down a rationale for pollution control. The book covers all kinds of pollution: air, water, solid waste and noise. Information is well supported by statistical data. A lovely book to look at with illustrations by many artists. A book for an age group of 12-14 they say, but a very good reminder for grown-ups.
Published by National Book Trust
(Age-group 12-14) ISBN 81-237-1080-1
Also published in Asamiya, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.