Mangaluru, April 23, 2016:The DK DC Adoor .B. Ibrahim on Apr22, Friday said that tourism in Dakshina Kannada could not flourish unless incidents of rising “moral policing” were put an end to.
Speaking on ‘Local governance and sustainable development of Dakshina Kannada’ at the NIT-K, National Institute of Technology – Karnataka, at Surathkal, he said that forces and individuals who indulged in “moral policing” should be sternly dealt with as per law. The DC said that it was a matter of concern that men and women from different religions could not move together cordially. “ How is it possible to promote tourism in such climate?,” DC Ibrahim wondered.
The DK DC said that people in Dakshina Kannada need to correct their attitude and mindset. DC Ibrahim said that major industries were suited for tier-II cities as software companies focus on metropolitan cities. But in tier-II cities, major industries face opposition from people in matters related to environmental issues.
Rajashekar Puranik, Environmental Officer, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), said that the companies would have to plan carefully to mitigate environmental impact during design stage itself. But many companies think about it only after commissioning their plants.
The syposium was part of a two-day seminar on ‘Inclusive growth, institutional innovations, environmental policy and implications for employment generation with special reference to Dakshina Kannada’ organised by the NIT-K, KSPCB and Besant Evening College, on the occasion of World Earth Day.
Though the government has banned the use of plastic cups, the organisers of a green seminar on ‘Inclusive green growth and environmental policy’ at the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka at Surathkal served juice to audience in the seminar hall in plastic cups.
Plastic cups were used straight under the nose of officials of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, which has banned its use in the State. The NIT-K and Besant Evening College, prominent education institutes, which should have spread awareness among students about the ban on plastic products, were among the organisers of the seminar.