We have to ensure clean environment for the residents, irrespective of their economic and social status- air; which is free from dust and smoke, water which is potable and a well functioning sanitation and proper waste disposal system, that ensures dignity of life and respect for nature. Open drains flowing through the city is repulsive. Lack of proper and futuristic planning is causing agitations in the area. Though Ganga water is available but ground water is depleting fast. Yamuna catchment area is being exploited by sand mafia and natural water bodies in the vicinity are being encroached upon. Cleaner environment will ensure decent public health for our population. They have an important role to play in eradicating malnutrition, disease and incidence of poverty.