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The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF)

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

The National Green Corps (NGC) started in 2001 is a nationwide programme of MoEF for environmental action through Eco- clubs. Each district in India has up to 250 schools which receive financial and technical support as part of the programme. 30-50 students are a members of each Eco - club. At present there are about 90000 Eco- clubs working across the states.

The programme is facilitated by 43 agencies/organizations across the country. Each state has a nodal and resource agency that implements and provides technical support for capacity building and development of material.

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NGC Nodal and Resource Agencies


Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institution engaged in developing programmes and material to increase awareness about the environment and sustainable development. CEE was established in 1984 as a
Centre of Excellence in Environmental Education, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF-GOI).

CEE's primary objective is to improve public awareness and understanding of the environment with a view to promoting the conservation and sustainable use of nature and natural resources, leading to a better environment and a better quality of life. To this end, CEE develops innovative programmes and educational material, and
builds capacity in the field of education for sustainable development (ESD).CEE is committed to ensuring that due recognition is given to the role of education in the promotion of sustainable development.

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ArcelorMittal is committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. ArcelorMittal recognises that it has a significant responsibility to tackle the global climate change challenge: it takes a leading role in the industry's efforts to develop breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively researching and developing steel-based technologies and solutions that contribute to combat climate change.

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