While the government is taking various steps for pollution control through national campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, actress Soha Ali Khan believes our lifestyle is the problem which prevents us from making changes in our daily lives.
“Whether it’s industrialisation, modernisation or migration, the by-product is pollution. There is very little that we can do to stop it. Especially in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, so many people have moved there over the past few decades. I live in Bandra and there is so much vehicular pollution there. Our lifestyle is the problem,” Soha, who was here on Tuesday for the NDTV and Philips’ “Breathe Clean Conclave 2015”, told IANS.
“When it comes to pollution, there are certain things that we can do but there are certain things that we can’t. The reason behind it is lack of awareness. We don’t know what we are doing. Also there is certain lack of civic sense. I don’t think that the common man is aware about a lot of such things,” she added.
The “Breathe Clean” campaign has been initiated to raise awareness about the quality of air we breathe and provide solutions for improving indoor air quality.
The conclave began with an opening keynote address by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and was attended by filmmaker-actor Kunal Kohli and leading medical practitioners, environmentalists, NGOs, concerned citizens and parent groups.