Haryana to have 5000 Eco Clubs

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Chandigarh, Dec 19 (UNI) The number of Eco Clubs in Haryana will be increased from the existing 2850 to 5000 in the near future in order to create awareness among the school children about environmental protection.

This was stated by Minister of State for Environment and Forests Kiran Choudhry during the third review meeting of Haryana State Pollution Control Board.

Ms Choudhry said each field officer would visit 50 Eco Clubs so that proper awareness about environment protection was created among school children. In this endeavour, the Nehru Yuva Kendras, educational institutions and sports nurseries would also be involved.

The Minister directed the Haryana State Pollution Control Board to open more Regional Offices, laboratories for effective functioning and having better control over polluting industries and other related activities.

She said the Board would also organise a seminar for creating awareness among the general public and also organise dramas and plays on environment. A meeting cum seminar of industrial Associations would be organised in order to increase the involvement of industries in controlling pollution.


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