What is EEAT?

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Overview:

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 mobilize 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 environmental
  • 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 ,organization 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.

 


Q1) What is an Eco Club?

It is a forum through which students can reach out to influence, engage their parents and neighbourhood communities to promote sound environmental behaviour. It will empower students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects.

Source: PIB