GUWAHATI, May 23 � The Mukhyamantir Parivesh Sajagata Achoni, which was launched here today, will cover 40 high and higher secondary schools in urban areas of the State.
This project, aimed at generating awareness amongst the young generation regarding the urgency to keep the environment clean, will cover five schools in the capital city.
Launching the project at a function organized by the Pollution Control Board, Assam (PCBA), the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Hyderabad and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, Parliamentary Secretary AT Bepari said that Assam, which is witnessing rapid urbanization, now badly needs schemes to check environmental degradation.
It needs to be mentioned here that the project would be targeting students from class VIII to X.
To generate awareness, PCBA would be distributing leaflets amongst the students. The students would also be involved in cleanliness drives at their school campus, and they will get to interact with experts on the issues of environment conservation and the problems created by municipal solid waste and plastic waste.
The fund allocated for awareness programmes in all the schools is Rs 14,500 each and Rs 5,000 for those non government organizations that would be involved in the programmes.