When the world’s most expensive swimming pool is gone, it’s the world that will pay
Posted On June 20, 2021
India is one of the richest countries in the world, with an annual GDP of about $17 trillion.
But the country has also one of its worst pollution levels.
India’s pollution is so bad that some of the world top 10 most polluted cities are located in the country.
India’s capital Delhi is ranked second in the planet’s most polluted countries.
In some parts of India, the city has a smog index that is as bad as in Beijing.
The pollution has made it difficult for the country to build its economy, which is estimated to have lost $2 trillion to the cost of building roads and other infrastructure in the past decade.
When the world is on the brink of climate change, the economy will suffer the worst hit, said Kishore Gogoi, a professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bombay.
He said the country’s economy will be hit even harder if it does not find the money to address the pollution crisis.
The government is spending more than $1 billion on a new large-scale indoor pool for swimming.
But its plans are being questioned by environmentalists.
Some environmentalists fear that the plan to build the pool is too costly.
Some environmentalists also argue that the project is not in the best interest of the environment.
“It is a public-private partnership.
It’s not a private-public partnership,” said Kannan Kumar, director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
He said this kind of investment in a new pool would make the country more vulnerable to pollution.
This is a really bad situation.
If the government has not done the necessary work, the situation will deteriorate.
I think that it will make the situation worse, said Mr Kumar.
If India does not address the problems, it will continue to be on the path of climate disruption, he said.
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