"In the last 200 years, we have had many technological innovations that have improved the standard of living. The use of electricity, use of vehicles for transportation and the use of gadgets to improve communication have definitelyhelped to make our living conditions better. But it is important to draw the line so that we do not exceed limits," Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said. Speaking after he inaugurated 123rd Flower Show in Ooty today, he said, "Today the use of petrol and petroleum products, the use of plastics and the mindless dependence on artificial chemicals have resulted in serious environmentaldamage.
That is why the nations of the world have been engaging themselves in the task of controlling carbon emissions.Let me therefore conclude by calling upon every, well intentioned person to take a pledge to reduce our levels of consumption, recycle resources and promote the use of renewable sources of energy so as to make the world a better place for the present and the future”. He also said: "Rightly termed as the “Queen of the Hills”, this headquarters of the Nilgiris district, to which tourists come in large numbers presents a breath taking experience of biodiversity.
Its charming valleys, lakes and rivulets, the rolling grasslands and sun soaked hills provide a feast to the eye and comfort to the senses. The Nilgiris – the blue mountains, which are a part of the Western Ghats enjoy the fame of being India’s first biosphere reserve."