Speech on Depletion of Natural Resources in India

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Nature has provided us with a lot of natural resources, such as coal, oil, natural gas, wood, water, etc.  It is crucial for human beings to understand the importance of these resources. The unavailability of such resources can be a threat to our existence and its high time people take note of this. In this article, we have provided both long and short speech on Depletion of Natural Resources in India along with 10 lines for a speech on Loss of Natural Resources in India. 

Long and Short Speech on Depletion of Natural Resources

Long 3 Min Speech on Depletion of Natural Resources in India

Today, I am here to deliver a speech on depletion of Natural Resources. As we all know, our natural resources are quickly depleting. This has become a major concern for all of us because if all non-renewable natural resources are lost, our future generation will find life challenging. Resources include air, water, soil, trees, wood, dirt, minerals, oil, metals, sunlight. Such resources can not be produced or generated by human beings, but can only be altered in various ways so that we can use them better.

Natural resource depletion happens when resources are consumed at a rate higher than that of substitution. The rate of natural resource depletion is also growing due to the rising global population. Consequently, the eco-footprint of the planet is projected to be one and a half times the capacity of the earth to provide each person with adequate resources that meet their consumption levels in a sustainable manner.

Various resources are used and serve different purposes-

  • For wind energy, the air is used.

  • Water is used for hydroelectric energy production and drinking.

  • Plants and trees provide us with vegetables, fruit, cotton, wood, and we can also make paper, furniture, and house using wood.

  • Animals supply us with milk and we use their skin to make leather clothing, shoes, purses, belts, etc.

  • To keep us warm, sunlight is used and it also generates solar energy.

  • For transportation and electricity, oil is used as fuel.

  • For making coins, steel, and jewellery, minerals and metals are used.

  • To make electricity, coal is used.

So, what causes their depletion? To mention a few, overpopulation, logging, poor farming practices, pollution, overconsumption, industrial and technological developments are some factors which directly or indirectly contribute to the depletion of natural resources. 

Owing to the increased population, forests are left in fewer numbers in current circumstances (people cut trees to get wood, paper and land for making buildings over there). Animals are often slaughtered for the human-like personal desire to enjoy food and produce leather products from the skin of various animals. If we still do not grasp the value of forests and animals, the outcome would be dangerous for all.

Water shortages, oil depletion, loss of forest cover, depletion of minerals, extinction of species etc are some of the effects of depletion of natural resources. 

We all are well aware of the major practices which can help in conserving the mentioned resources. We can start by controlling deforestation. Sustainability campaigns aimed at informing people about the value of natural resource management should also be introduced as a way of addressing the long-term risks of environmental degradation. Reducing oil, mineral and material consumption and exploration and use of renewable resources should be encouraged. 

Of course, mankind's welfare and sustenance depend on the use of various natural resources. It is critical that a nation makes wise use of resources such as coal, soil, water minerals, gas, oil, electricity, as well as nuclear energy in order to achieve overall growth. 

Natural resource depletion effects all. Life becomes complicated for all when we neglect these resources. So we need to be vigilant and facilitate the use of natural resources in a sustainable way.

Short Speech on Loss of Natural Resources In India

Today, I stand in front of you to deliver a speech on depletion of Natural Resources. God has conferred ample natural wealth upon humankind, but humans have not been able to make wise use of it. To a large degree, these natural resources are abused where they have come to a point of extinction. Natural resources fall into two classifications, i.e. Resources that are renewable and non-renewable. Renewable resources, as we all know, can be used without any fear of extinction, over and over again. Some of the renewable resources are wind, sunlight, rain, biomass, and water.

On the other hand, there are non-renewable resources which are finite in nature and thus need to be used properly. They seem to get drained much quicker than they get replenished, actually. It was the industrial revolution when things began. The demand for raw materials inevitably began to develop by leaps and bounds as society advanced and human beings began giving rise to many innovations in order to make life simple. 

The issue lies not in using them, but in using them unnecessarily and paying little attention to the fact that at one point in time they will be exhausted. Our mother earth could not fulfil the ever-increasing demands of the people.

Now the question is how can we stop running out of our natural wealth? A solution to this is available! Sustainable and renewable energy options, such as wind, solar and hydropower, are used by many countries worldwide. These are not only renewable natural resources, but they are also a source of sustainable energy since they do not cause environmental pollution.

In order to prevent further destruction of our natural and environmental resources, there are a lot of things that can be done from our end. Our action is what counts, and if we fail to take measures to protect our natural resources, one day they will run away. Let's not hit that stage and use resources wisely.

10 Lines for Speech on Depletion of Natural Resources In India

  1. India is heavily confronted by the lack of natural resources and is unable to provide its citizens with enough resources.

  2. Water, coal, petroleum products, natural gas and so on are increasingly decreasing, leading to their extinction.

  3. India is seeking "sustainable development" to achieve it.

  4. It is not possible to recover, replenish or recycle non-renewable resources, such as petrol, coal, fossil fuels, minerals, etc.

  5. Continuous inside-earth mining or extraction has contributed to the loss of underground minerals.

  6. The improper use of urea and other chemicals and fertilizers in the soil in agriculture produces polluted crops and leaves the soil barren.

  7. To get electricity and drive our cars, we have to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.

  8. As the population increases, the level of water and its quality decrease.

  9. The biggest cause of the depletion of natural resources is population growth.

  10. We have taken advantage of the resource and poisoned it so much that water is not suitable for human consumption.