About the scheme
We all know that we are part of the environment we live in. And the solution to many environmental problems lie in our attitude towards environment. Be it awareness to keep our surroundings clean or the realisation to conserve natural resources by re-using and recycling wherever possible, they all are attitudinal. On the surface it looks simple. But changing the attitudes of 100 crore people is not going to happen overnight. The best way to attempt to bring about a change in the attitudes in the society is through children. They have no vested interests. They are impressionable. They are our future. They are the single most important influence in any family. With this realisation the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India has decided to launch the National Green Corps Progarnme (NGC) in all Districts of our vast country. Under this programme, Eco-clubs are being set up in 100 schools of each District and 47,000 Eco-clubs have been set up so far in the country.
- To educate children about their immediate environment.
- To impart knowledge about the eco-systems, their inter-dependence and their need for survival, through visits and demonstrations and to mobilise youngsters by instilling in them the spirit of scientific inquiry into environmental problems.
- To involve in the efforts of environmental preservation.
- The Government of India provides financial assistance for establishment of Eco clubs @ Rs.1000/- One Thousand Rupees per Eco-club, Training of Master Trainers, teacher training and distribution of resource materials.
NGC at Kerala
- Nodal agency for implementing NGC activities in Kerala is KSCSTE. About 3500 schools are participating in the activities of the NGC programme.
For further details
Coordinator NGC Programme