Friday, November 25, 2022

NGC Programme Implementation and Monitoring activities



 Sub: APNGC, Vijayawada – Role of NGC Regional &District Coordinators – NGC Programme Implementation and Monitoring activities – Orders – Issued. 

Read: 1. Proc.No.389/B3/Sci/SCERT/2013 of the Director, SCERT, Dated 22.02.2017 2. Proc.No.0009/NGC/DYEOs/Monitoring Visits/09-10,

National Green Corps (NGC) a nationwide initiative of MoEF&CC, Department of Environment, Forest and Science & Technology Department is appointed as State Nodal Agency for NGC Scheme in the state by GoAP in Andhra Pradesh. There are around 1,60,000 Eco-clubs in schools and colleges across the country. A financial assistance of Rs.5,000/- per Eco-club is provided under this programme with a ceiling of 500 Eco-clubs per district for schools. In case of colleges the ceiling is 100 Eco-clubs per State.

A.P. National Green Corps is successfully organisng the activities every year acorss the state with the collaboration of various departments to explore the knowledge on environment and conduct the related environment awareness among children from 2001-02. After bifurcation of the State, NGC appointed 13 District Coordinators and 10 Cluster Coordinators from each district to implement the programmes and support the schools to form Eco Clubs.Till date NGC successfully organised many programmes like Nature camps, Environment Day celebrations like Forest day, Biodiversity day, Earth day, Earth Hour, Ozone Day, World Environment Day with the field functionaries.

As per the reference cited, the Deputy Educational Officers in the state were designated as Honorary Divisional NGC Coordinators. And after bifurcation, as per reference cited, the district coordinators were continued as district level structure for NGC programme implementation and monitoring. In the view of the above and as per the new districts’ formation, NGC is reorganizing the filed level implementing authorities as follows:

 

 The field functionaries will work under the guidance of the Directorate and the supervision of the District Educational Officers concern 

 The selection of the above team is based on their previous activities in the field of environmental education and implementation in their schools and area. 

 The priority will be given to Bioscience and Physical teachers who are working on the environmental education in their schools. 

 In view of the above, you are requested to depute the NGC Implementation and Monitoring Team addition to their regular duties and whenever they attend the program treated as ON DUTY

AP NATIONAL GREEN CORPS (NGC) PROGRAMME

National Green Corps (NGC) a nationwide initiative of MoEF&CC. Department of Environment, Forest and Science & Technology department is appointed as State Nodal Agency for NGC Scheme in the state by GoAP in Andhra Pradesh.

Environmental Education, Awareness and Training (EEAT) 

The Environment Education (EE) Division of MoEF implements the Central Sector scheme – “Environment Education, Awareness and Training (EEAT)”, which was launched in the financial year 1983-84. The Scheme aims inter alia to promote environmental awareness and mobilize student’s participation for environment conservation. Major programmes operational under the Scheme are as follows:  

National Green Corps (NGC) Programme:

MoEF&CC embarked upon a major initiative for creating environmental awareness among children by formulating National Green Corps (NGC) in 2001-02. There are around 1,60,000 Eco-clubs in schools and colleges across the country. A financial assistance of Rs. 5,000/- per Eco-club is provided under this programme with a ceiling of 500 Eco-clubs per district for schools. In case of colleges the ceiling is 100 Eco-clubs per State. Some of the activities undertaken by Eco-clubs for generating environmental awareness include:

 Awareness on solid waste management (waste segregation into biodegradable and non-biodegradable) through setting up 2-bins in schools– (1) Blue bin for dry waste like paper waste, glass waste, e-waste and (2) Green bin for wet waste. 

 Celebration of important environmental days in schools such as World Environment Day, World Wetland Day, Earth Day, etc. by organizing debates, quiz, slogan competitions, drawing/poster competitions etc, on the related theme. 

 Plantation drives in and around the school campus.  Cleanliness drives.

Implementing Partners:

The various programmes under the EEAT Scheme are implemented in States/ Union Territories across the country through identified State Nodal Agencies (SNAs). In Andhra Pradesh: Nodal Agency 

 Environment, Forest, Science and Technology Department 

 In association with the Department of School Education Andhra Pradesh

AP NGC previous activities

APNGC is successfully organisng the activities every year acorss the state with the collaboration of various departments to explore the knowledge on environment and conduct the related environment awareness among children from 2001-02. After bifurcation of the State, NGC appointed 13 District Coordinators and 10 Cluster Coordinators from each district to implement the programmes and support the schools to form Eco Clubs.

Till date NGC successfully organised many programmes like Nature camps, Environment Day celebrations like Forest day, Biodiversity day, Earth day, Earth Hour, Ozone Day, World Envionent Day with the field functionaries.

Conducted Nature camps for CWSN children in the all districts very effectively. In Covid pandemic period also we organised the online webinars on variuos topics related to conservation, Traditional Knowledge System etc.., We organised Green School Programme with the collaboration of the Center for Science and Environment -CSE, New Delhi. In 2018, 2019, 2020 consecutively Chittoor distict stood in first place in National Level in Highest registrations and audit submission and Andhra Pradsh stood first place in the country in this event

The pandemic period explore the ways to learn the things virtually in asynchronous mode the AP NGC is signed a MOU with ECHO INDIA-New Delhi to conduct capacity building trainings for Green Teachers.Under this program the Chittoor district is organised a program “Environmental communication for Behavioral Changes ECHO” a six months course with the 142 participants all over the state and issued the course completion certificates inperson mode.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

State Convener: 

 Conduct all activities with the directions and supervision of the Director AP NGC and the Field functionaries like Regional Coordinators, District Coordinators 

 Provide trainings about new concepts to the DCs by online or offline mode 

 Identify the Best Green Schools or Best Eco-friendly activities in the state and explore for the practical implementation to all schools  Implement Green School program (GSP) PCRA Energy Conservation, WWF programmes and other eco related activities 

 Coordinate and liaison with the Forest department and involving Plantation drive, Vanam-Manam, Vanyaprani Saptah etc. 

 Create a variety of programmes to explore the activities of Environmental concern like cloud watching clubs, climate changes, ban of Single usage plastic, Earth hour etc.

  Documentation of all the programmes for submissions to MoEF- New Delhi with the concern of the Director, AP NGC  

Regional coordinator: 

 Motivate the district coordinators from the regional level to involve all the programmes assigned by the Directorate of AP A.P. National Green Corps

  Coordinate with the Districtcoordinators to conduct all the pogrammes especially Plantation drive, Cleanliness drive, Plastic free schools, PCRA activities 

 Create new activities based on the region like exposure visits, Biodiversity activities, capacity building for Teachers, awareness of the public etc and implement with the help of NGOs and Directorate as per the fund availability

  Documentation (program wise, monthly, yearly and as on when required) of all activities and submit related reports to the Director AP A.P. National Green Corps 

 Act as an ambassador between School Education and the AP NGC and other departments 

District Coordinator: 

 Coordinate with the High School HMs/Green Teachers to establish Eco-Clubs in their schools with 8 and 9 class children (20-50 students) 

 Motivate the Eco clubs to do the activities of the 5 themes like Air, Water, Energy, land and waste management 

 Coordinate the programs sanctioned from the State Directorate like Nature camps, capacity building trainings, plantation etc. 

 Celebration of important environmental days in the district such as World Environment Day, World Wetland Day, Earth Day, etc. 

 Organize district level debates, quiz, slogan competitions, drawing/poster competitions etc., on the related theme for Teachers and Students in online /offline mode  Actively participate Plantation drives in the district with the help of Forest department. 

 Participate Cleanliness drives like river cleaning and beach cleaning activities  Motivate the schools for the award of Swachcha Vidyalaya Puraskar  Motivate the schools to participate Green School Programme organized by CSENew Delhi about Green Auditing. 

 Coordinate with District Educational Officer and other officials in the district to organize the eco-friendly activities 

 Organize capacity building trainings for teachers with the help of NGOs and Charity agencies.  Any important work assigned by Directorate AP NGC and DEOs 

 Organize all these activities with the collaboration of cluster coordinators 

Division/Cluster Coordinator 

 Cluster coordinators are the front-line field functionary to monitor the Eco clubs in their cluster or Division 

 Each cluster have 50-100 schools each 

 Motivate the Eco-Clubs to organize the programmes assigned by the District Educational Officers in the division 

 Collect the UC/SOE and Annual Documentation from the Eco-clubs and hand over to the district coordinators/Deputy Educational officers 

 Will monitor the Eco-clubs in their jurisdiction by visits or virtual modes

School Heads and Green Teachers: 

 Selected school Headmasters have a vital role to establish Eco-Clubs in their schools

Structure of the Eco-club:

  Each Eco-club shall consist of 25-50 members. These members are selected among the VIII – IX class students at the concerned school who show interest in environment related issues 

 The Eco-Club have Five Themes like Air, Water, Energy, Waste, Land (in Green School Program CSE New DELHI we should add another theme is Food) 

 School Headmaster is the convenor for the School Eco-Club and Green Teacher is the coordinator and add PTA chairman and Members as an advisory member. 

 School Heads will appoint Green Teacher who was handling Environmental Sciences or Physical Education (SA PDs) or any other interested teachers 

 Green Teacher will motivate the children to participate all eco friendly activities and celebration of environmental days plantation drives with the help of other Teachers 

 Headmasters will maintain Eco Club Record and submit UC, SOE with and purchase the things as per the Directors guidelines and produce Bills for @Rs 5000/- of a grant without fail. 

 The Eco- club is not for a routine work it was created for a great social cause so be aware and do activities to conserve the environment 

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