World Environment Day at MOEF&CC, RO Bhopal on June 5


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, India is the global host for the World Environment Day, 2018, primarily focusing on the theme of beating plastic pollution. This Ministry has proposed to celebrate the event in a grand manner and at a mass scale involving Central & State Ministries/Departments, Local Bodies, Government Organization/PSUs, NGOs, Business World and common man across the length and breadth of the country, thus giving it the widest possible geographical and demographic coverage to create awareness about environmental concerns, particularly the plastic pollution. Accordingly, the Regional Office, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bhopal is celebrating ‘World Environment Day’ on 5th June, 2018 in collaboration with other sub-ordinate offices of the Ministry, namely Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal and Central Pollution Control Board, Bhopal . A number of events are being organized during the fortnight preceding the said event. Plastic cleanliness drive is one of the activities planned under this programme. A meeting attended by all the officers / staff of sub-ordinate offices of the Ministry was organized on 21.05.2018 under the chairmanship of Dr. Tejinder Singh, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest. Due to severe implications of low-grade plastics on human health (particularly the children), a resolution was passed to discourage the use of low garde plastics for food and water in children as well as to carry a bag (instead of polythene) to market. Subsequently, a plastic cleanliness drive was undertaken in Bittan market on 21.05.2018. A procession with the officers and staff from all the sub-ordinate offices of the Ministry (MoEF&CC, RO Bhopal, RMNH, Bhopal and CPCB, Regional Directorate Bhopal) was undertaken from MoEF&CC, RO Bhopal to Bittan market creating public awareness on the implications of plastic pollution on environment. A drawing and painting competition for school children was held on 22.05.2018 at RMNH, Bhopal where participants from different schools exhibited their creative skills and thoughts on plastic pollution. As a part of world environment day celebrations, another event “free sapling distribution” will be held in the office premises of MoEF&CC, RO Bhopal near Bittan Market on 28.05.2018 to create awareness among the masses regarding the importance of trees in the protection of Environment.

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