Environment Education, Awareness & Training (EEAT) Scheme is a Central Scheme. The details of the Scheme are given below.
EEAT Scheme was launched during the 6th Five Year Plan in 1983-84 with the following objectives:
- To promote environmental awareness among all sections of the society;
- To spread environment education, especially in the non-formal system among different sections of the society;
- To facilitate development of education/training materials and aids in the formal education sector;
- To promote environment education through existing educational/scientific/research institutions;
- To ensure training and manpower development for environment education, awareness and training;
- To encourage non-governmental organizations, mass media and other concerned organizations for promoting awareness about environmental issues among the people at all levels;
- To use different media including films, audio, visual and print,, theatre, drama, advertisements, hoarding, posters, seminars, workshops, competitions, meetings etc. for spreading messages concerning environment and awareness; and
- To mobilize people’s participation for preservation and conservation of environment.
The objectives of this scheme are being realized through implementation of the following programmes launched over the years:
- National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC)
- National Green Corps (NGC)
- Global Learning & Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
- Strengthening Environment Education in School System and other courses at Graduate and Post-Graduate level including Professional Courses
- Advertising & Publicity
- Publication of Resource Material related to Environment
- Grants-in-Aid to Professional Societies & Institutions
- Other Awareness Programmes like Vacation Programmes, Quiz/Essay/Debate/Poster/Slogan competitions, training programmes etc.
- MoEF invites Request for Proposal for Organisation of the Green Haat - 2013, from 16th to 31st January 2013 to showcase NTFP and Green Products at New Delhi. | Request for Proposal.
- About 3 million children and teachers from 75,000 NGC schools adopt measures that are environmentally sustainable
- 70% of participating schools demonstrate environmentally sustainable discipline. Atleast 10% of the schools also show environmental stewardship and are engaged in scientific discovery
- 25% of participating school surrounds show environmentally sustainable practices
- 70% of projects covered under EEAT are engaged in environment friendly action including issue based engagement and policy advocacy
Strategies to achieve the outcomes:
- School students and teachers are one of the most critical segment for EEAT and are covered under NGC. Program convergence across EEAT, as well as convergence with other programs would be ensured to achieve the outcomes under NGC and for the EEAT as whole.
- The convergence across EEAT programs would mean that as many as currently ongoing programs are converged to address the critical segment of EEAT. For example convergence of GLOBE, STRESS, Other Awareness Programme, and Advertisement and Publicity with the NGC to achieve the outcomes.
- Similarly, convergence will be sought with other programs of MHRD and other institutions with similar mandate. For example, convergence with the Paryavaran Mitra program of CEE, Green School Initiative of CPREEC and; and similar such programs of other agencies, including agencies at State level.
- Convergence of agency roles is another key plank to achieve the outcomes. State Nodal Agencies will be supported to synergize EEAT programs.
- Developing a critical mass of master trainers and trained teachers in each district to facilitate effective implementation of the NGC program will be one of the key strategy. Support to Schools /children to move from awareness to action would be given very high priority under the NGC/NEAC program.
- Development and dissemination of a range of EEAT resource material by engaging Centre of Excellence, RAs and other expert institution.
- The outcomes listed above will be monitored using the impact level indicators. The achievement of the outcomes will be over a period of time. The indicator (impact level) will be developed in a participatory manner, engaging COEs, RAs, RRAs, State Nodal Agencies and identified teachers, NGOs and experts. to measure the outcomes. However, measurement of outputs and the activities will be taken on annual basis/ end of this plan period to gauze progress towards the impacts.
- Monitoring at the level of activities and outputs will be critical to reach the stated outcomes. Services of Centres of Excellence of MoEF will be solicited for program support and monitoring. Creation of monitoring and coordination cell at MoEF, with engagement of Centres of excellence, will strengthen the monitoring capabilities at the MoEF.
- All the guidelines and formats (proposal, reporting etc.) will be reviwed to strengthen the implementation to achieve the stated outcomes and outputs, convergence and improve the MIS in the current year.
- Guidelines / Application Forms / Meeting Schedule
- Centres of Excellence
- Inviting applications for appointment of New Regional Resource Agencies for NEAC programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests [html], [pdf], and [word]
- Information on Seminars, Conference, Workshop and Symposia supported by Ministry of Environment & Forests [htm], [pdf], and [word]