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Saving environment requires collective participation and is not the sole responsibility of one Dept: Min

  Saving environment requires collective participation and is not the sole responsibility of one Dept: Min

Source: The Sangai Express

IMPHAL, Jul 2 (DIPR)

Manipur Pollution Control Board (MPCB) organised a cheques & bins distribution event, under the National Green Corps (NGC), for Eco-Clubs of schools and colleges of different districts, at the office of MPCB, DC complex, Lamphelpat today.

The programme was attended by Forest & Environment, MAHUD & Town Planning Minister Th Shyamkumar, Education Minister Th Radheshyam, Directorate of Environment Director N Nabachandra Singh and Chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board L Radhakishore as dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Shyamkumar stressed upon the need to inculcate the habit of planting more trees to safeguard the environment.

To habit of tree plantation should be started from the grassroots level, he added.

He further stated that every Govt department as well as the public should be responsible for protecting the environment.

Minister Th Shyamkumar further said the responsibility of saving the environment cannot be solely put on the department as it requires collective cooperation and participation of all, including the departments of the State.

“That is why various departments at the district level will work together for the programme”, he added.

Stating that the habit of planting trees and raising awareness on saving environment needs to be developed and inculcated from the grassroots level, he stated that the eco clubs at different schools and colleges are involving under the programme.

Shyamkumar also stressed on the need to take up action oriented work for a visible change in the State for which he appealed an overall cooperation.

Motivating all to plant more trees, especially the indigenous ones, the Minister opined that planting of trees and proper nurturing will enable checking and controlling of environment degradation.

Dr Y Nabachandra Singh, Director, Directorate of Environment spoke in length regarding the programmes undertaken by the National Green Corps (NGC) in the country.

He expressed that giving green education to children at school level will be effective in spreading awareness and people will, in turn, inculcate the habit of planting trees from the young age.

Stating that NGC will play a pivotal role in saving the environment, he informed that around 1,20,000 schools are covered in India under the programme. read more>>