World Environment Day celebrated
Ministry Of Environment joined hands with NGO We Love India & Eagle Brigade celebrated The World Environment Day at Carter Rd, Bandra, Mumbai on June 5. On the occasion, Sachin Ahir, Minister of Environment & Pollution, Government of Maharashtra, appealed to the citizens to inculcate civic sense to make Mumbai greener and pollution free. Speaking to Clean India Journal, he said, “In order to generate awareness about environment, Maharashtra Government is planning to introduce environment as a special subject in the school syllabus. A committee has been formed to look into it.”
Science express-biodiversity train
Being aware of the biodiversity is the key to protecting the fragile ecosystem and threatened species. Inspired with the idea, Ministry of Environment & Forest in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology has started a train ‘the Science Express – Biodiversity Special’, which is an interesting and educative exhibition on wheels, on the occasion of World Environment Day. The train is scheduled to cover more than 100 stations across the country between June 5 & December 22, 2012, travelling almost 18,000 km, halting for 3-4 days at each of the 52 locations.