The recent Kerala floods are one of the worst that we have seen in over a century. But, the news of Indian states being flooded is not new for the country. Almost every year we have to witness the devastating effects of floods in several states. But the problem does not end here. When it does not rain, we pray for rains. But when it rains, we can not handle rains. I mean we, as an entire nation are responsible for this, it is not the government alone. We are trapped from both sides.
I am not saying that the entire nation is responsible for a natural calamity, and there are still a few responsible people in India who realise their responsibility towards the nation and are serving the country with their full dedication. But a few efforts are not enough to develop the nation, unless and until we all work together towards the development of the country. At this rate, nothing will be ever up to our expectations.
We human beings are wonderful creations of God. But we do not realise the importance of nature, because of which we are breathing and even living comfortably. We invite nature’s wrath after taking advantage of it over and over again. Polluting rivers and other water resources and water organisms will only harm us in the long run. While it is true that natural calamities cannot be predicted beforehand, but the consequences of these calamities can be reduced only when we stop taking our surroundings for granted.