Survival of humans and the environment depends on life of animals, according to a top official in the Ministry of Science and Technology,

S Chandrasekhar, secretary in the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in the ministry,told media persons in Visakhapatnam on June 10, 2023, that mankind needs to keep a watch on the health of animals too for the overall well-being of humans and nature.

He underlined the ethos of 'One Health' and the fragility of the planet and while addressing a gathering at the 14th convocation of GITAM (deemed-to-be university)and said, humans in the process of becoming the "supreme commander of the planet" have also "abused" it.

PTI quotes Chandrasekhar saying that he “laid emphasis on how life expectancy is likely to increase in the coming decades, but natural resources will remain limited. Hence, youths need to play an active role in making the planet more healthy and sustainable.”

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