I have always been a strong proponent of a system that not only ensures human development but also preserves the fledgling environment. While imbibing new technologies to keep pace with changing times, I have always fought to preserve the sanctity of environment. The quest for adopting newer technologies often throws up complex environmental issues. I have always advocated a participatory policy that thrives on transparent decision-making. If I have been able to take some decisions of far-reaching consequences it is thanks to the wide cross-section of people and stakeholders who have made enlightening suggestions in the true spirit of democracy.
I have been laying emphasis on public policy and decision-making being sympathetic to environmental concerns. Development does not have to come at the cost of environmental depredation and I feel fulfilled to know that I have been able to strike a harmony by seeking a whole-hearted engagement of the people.