MCD to start new subject of Env conservation in school curriculum

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) In an effort to promote idea of environmental conservation in Delhi from a young age, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi plans to introduce a new subject of Natural environmental conservation in the curriculum in primary schools, Chairman of the Standing committee of the MCD Vijender Gupta today said.

Speaking at a meeting of the Standing committee after a resolution for introduction of a subject on environmental conservation was passed in the House, Mr Gupta said a curriculum will be prepared after consultation with experts in the field of Education. He said if children studying in municipal primary schools were taught essential contents of Natural Environment Preservation, then the MCD within a short time will get a big force to help the civic body in fighting problems owing to increase in population, rapid urbanisation and environmental degradation.

''Natural Environmental Conservation can not be ensured by an individual or an organisation but it is an effort made jointly by the society as a whole. For this purpose Waste Management, Sanitation, Water Management, Re-cycling, Environmental Management will have to be promoted. Beginning of such a curriculum at the every childhood will definitely create awareness amongst children towards environmental conservation and when they will be grown-up they could contribute a lot in this direction,'' Mr Gupta said.

He said at present MCD is providing primary education to nearly 9.5 lakh students studying in about 2000 primary schools. Majority of children belong to those areas and families which are ignorant of environmental pollution etc.

''If such children are taught the subject of Environmental Protection then awareness could be created in their guardian also,'' he said.

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