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::Environmental Awareness

 

The Publicity and Environmental Awareness unit of the Department of Environment is primarily responsible for creating awareness regarding the urgent need to preserve the environment among the general public using various local media, as well as educational and non-governmental partners. The unit also produces and distributes educational brochures, posters, pamphlets and leaflets that are used in schools, workshops and training programmes.

The Department organizes events to celebrate and promote a number of environmental awareness days, including:

World Environment Day, 5 June
International Ozone Day, 16 September
World Desertification Day, 17 June
International Biodiversity Day, 22 May

Documentaries and TV Spots:

A number of documentary films and telops have been produced to highlight environmental issues throughout the country. Recent TV spots have included:

Black polythene bags
CNG conversion of auto-rickshaws