The reasoning is based on the idea that the industrialized world polluted first. To apply limitations to India would cheat it of its chance to complete a transition to industrialization.and then we may read what India's state oil company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation have to say about their being as one with nature (yeah, I've paraphrased):
ONGC participates in the Green Movement with responsibility towards society and the world. We bring you four stories on this positive approach of ONGC.
Long before ecology became the refrain of the global song at Stockholm and Rio, the ancient Indian heritage had already provided a specious spiritual home for the environmental ethos. India has, throughout trackless centuries, provided an ample expense of friendly space for an open and ongoing discourse of ideas. The relics and traditions established the principles of ecological harmony centuries ago-not because the world was perceived as heading for an imminent environmental disaster or destruction, nor because of any immediate utilitarian exigency, but through its quest for spiritual and physical symbiosis, synthesized in a system of ethical awareness and moral responsibility.