Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday emphasised on resolving conflict between man and nature through peaceful co-existence.
"All living things on earth can live through peaceful co-existence and communion with nature. Conflicts with nature would lead to disasters and put our very survival at stake," the chief minister said while addressing the 36th Indian Geographers' Meet 2015 here.
He stressed the need to conserve wetlands, forests, hills and water bodies.
In the wake of global warming due to wanton destruction of natural resources, there was urgent need to make judicious use of the natural resources for sustainable economic development, he said.
"Plenty of resources make people complacent. Only when there are limited resources, do people work hard. Israel and Singapore with limited resources have made progress because of proper utilisation of resources," Gogoi added.
"Participation of people must be ensured. Only then we may achieve our goals of sustainable resource use and conservation," he said.
The chief minister stressed on clean, green and renewable energy to contain the severe problem of pollution and land degradation due to excessive use of chemical fertilisers.