EcoClub Programme: To sensitize children about Environmental issues
Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III- Environment Conservation
- Environment Education Awareness and Training (EEAT) is acentral sector scheme of the Ministry of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change started in 1983-84
- It aims to promote environmental awareness and mobilize student’s participation for environment conservation.
- Under the scheme, National Green Corps (NGC) ‘Ecoclub’ programme was initiated in 2001-2002 with the objective to impart knowledge to school children through hands on experience about their immediate environment, interactions within it and the problems therein.
- The programme aims to inculcate proper attitude towards environment and sensitize children on issues related to environment and development.
- It is envisaged that number of Ecoclubs shall be enhanced from about 1.5 lakh at present to 2 lakh in the ensuing year 2020-21.
- One-third of global coal exports come from Australia, accounting for 7% of global carbon emissions. The country is the largest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas in the world, and the energy sector is an important employer here.
- Sivaramakrishnan Committee, constituted by the Central government to suggest choices for the capital of Andhra Pradesh State (post-bifurcation in 2014), did not favour one ‘super-capital’ and pitched for decentralised development.