Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said, preservation of nature and culture is the only way to ensure a sustainable future. He was participating in the International Day of Biodiversity celebrations organized by the National Biodiversity Authority in Chennai today. Mr Naidu observed that inclusive growth contributes immensely to preservation of nature.
He urged for the development process to be in harmony with preservation of nature. The Vice President noted that nature plays a critical role in providing food, energy, medicines and genetic resources. He took pride in the fact that India has a long tradition of frugality and simple living.
However, he noted that symbiotic relationship of man with nature gets debilitated as societies develop. The Vice President said deforestation, urbanization, industrialization, and pollution lead to loss of trees at an unbelievable pace.