Recently Environment Education scheme has been revamped into Environment Education Programme.

 

About Environment Education, Awareness and Training (EEAT)

  • It is a Central Sector scheme implemented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Objective — To promote environmental awareness and mobilise students’ participation for environment conservation.
  • Under this Scheme there are two major programmes namely Green Corps (NGC) Programme and National Nature Camping Programme (NNCP)

 

Green Corps (NGC) Programme

  • Under this scheme more than 1 lakh Eco-clubs have been formed in schools and colleges to educate students and to spread awareness on environment.
  • A financial assistance of Rs 5,000/- per Eco-club used to be provided under this programme with a ceiling of 500 school Eco-clubs per district and 100 college Eco-clubs per State.

 

National Nature Camping Programme (NNCP)

  • Under this scheme, organisation of field visits/nature camps in different Protected Areas/ Nature Parks/ Tiger Reserves of the country for students were supported.
  • These camps provided ‘nature experience’ to students and had huge potential to trigger their sensitivity towards nature and its conservation.