Activities

Beach Cleaning

In consultation with SNAs 24 beaches have been identified for intensive cleaning drives which will begin with a mega inaugural ceremony at Goa on 14.5.2018 to be inaugurated Sh. A.K Jain, Additional Secretary, MoEF&CC. The inaugural ceremony will be attended by Ministers from the State of Goa and local dignitaries. Students from various schools, colleges and members from NGOs, NCC, BSF, CISF, TBP, Coast Guards and citizens will participate in this drive. These cleanliness drives will begin from 15.5.2018 and will culminate on 5.6.2018. During this period, various cultural programmes, quiz competition, debate, awareness rallies etc will be organized.

The list of beaches state-wise is given below:

Sr. No. States Beaches Sr. No. States Beaches
1. Andhra Pradesh Mypadu
Pulicate Lake
Kotha Koduru
11. SIKKIM
2. GOA Calangute
Miramar
Colva
12. TAMIL NADU Palavakkam
Kanyakumari
Thiruvotriyur/Ennore
3. GUJARAT Veraval
Porbandar
Mangrol
13. TELANGANA
4. Karnataka Panambur
Malpe
Gokarna
Karwar
14. Uttar Pradesh
5. KERALA Kanur
Calicut
15. Uttarakhand
6. MADHYA PRADESH 16. Bihar
7. MAHARASHTRA Mirya
Ganpatipule
17. Himachal Pradesh
8. ODISHA Puri
Paradip
18. West Bengal Bakkhali
Tajpur
9. PUNJAB 19. Rajasthan
10. Haryana


Riverfront cleaning

Ministry has also identified 24 polluted river stretches across the country for cleaning during the aforesaid period. Students from various schools, colleges and members from NGOs, NCC, BSF, CISF, TBP, Coast Guards and citizens will participate in this drive. Students of Ecoclub programme of Ministry shall be involved in the riverfront cleaning through SNAs, District level officers and Regional Offices of MoEF&CC. During this period, various cultural programmes, quiz competition, debate, awareness rallies etc. will be organized.

The list of riverfronts statewise is given below:

Sr. No. States Riverfront Sr. No. States Riverfront
1. Andhra Pradesh Godavari 11. TAMIL NADU Vaigai
2. GOA Mandovi 12. TELANGANA Musi
3. GUJARAT Sabarmati
Tapti
13. Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur) Ganga
(Varanasi) Ganga
4. Karnataka Pennar
Cauvery
14. Uttarakhand Ganga
5. KERALA Bharatpurra 15. Bihar Ganga
6. MADHYA PRADESH Narmada 16. Himachal Pradesh Beas
Satluj
7. MAHARASHTRA Krishna
Mula Mutha
17. West Bengal Hooghly
8. ODISHA Mahanadi 18. Rajasthan Chambal in Kota
9. PUNJAB Satluj 19. Haryana Ghaggar
10. SIKKIM Rani Chu


Besides the listed rivers, a special cleanliness drives will be carried out at Yamuna riverfront in Delhi.

Environment Education

India is the global host of World Environment Day celebrations 2018, the largest UN –led celebrations on the environment. The theme of this year edition is "Beat the plastic pollution". In this regard, the Ministry has drawn up several programmes and activities scheduled to begin from May 2018 onwards.

On 5th June 2018 which is World Environment Day all the success of activities shall be showcased along with other exhibits and functions at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Some of the major activities proposed includes cleaning of identified beaches, river stretches and Mini- marathon on 3.6.2018. For this purpose, the Ministry shall be engaging the Ecoclub schools who are being provided assistance from MoEF&CC under National Green Corps programme.

In every State there are State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) who are the nodal points for implementing the above programme of Ministry. For the purpose of cleaning of above water bodies, the Ministry has identified the stretches in consultation with SNAs and Institutional heads from college of Fisheries which are nearby the water bodies in each of the State.

Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has also written letters to each of the Eco-schools principals requesting them to declare their schools /institutions free from plastic pollution and would be awarding certificates titled Green School/college who declare themselves as free from plastic pollution.

The above cleaning programme shall involve students from various schools and colleges and will also include members from NGOs, NCC, BSF, CISF, ITBP, Coast Guards and citizens. These cleanliness drives will begin from 15.5.2018 and will culminate on 5.6.2018.

Monitoring Mechanism

For monitoring mechanism, the Ministry has deputed Senior level officers who shall oversee the implementation of this programme during the entire period and coordinate with the concerned agencies including the District collectors, Municipal staff, pollution control boards, local communities etc. Photographs/videos and reports shall be documented prior to initiating the drives and after the completion of the drives. State Nodal Agencies will be responsible to ensure that the cleaning activities are carried out in effective manner to bring positive results.

Envithon

ENVITHON spreading awareness, ensuring concern and ownership about WED-2018 is scheduled at six cities on June 03, 2018 (New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Gangtok) wherein about 10,000 – 15,000 participants are expected to bond simultaneously.