Punjab does a first, introduces environment education in schools
Punjab has become the first state in the country to introduce environment education as a compulsory subject for all classes from I to XII in the state.
For the successful implementation and strengthening of environment education, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has released a monitory assistance of Rs 9 lakh to the state Government.
Addressing the workshop, PSEB vice-chairman Ranjit Singh Bajwa said many states had submitted proposals to MoEF to get this project, for which only Punjab was selected.
Since environment education is a new subject, which has been recently introduced under the directions of the Supreme Court, teachers are finding it difficult to teach.
“By propagation of environment education, Punjab will not only achieve sustainable development but will also improve the general environment of state and lives of common people,” Bajwa said.