Environment Science should be taught as a compulsory subject at all levels of education

Posted by ecm New Delhi
December 13, 2017

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India has exhibited vigorous economic growth unmatched elsewhere in the industrial world. This impressive record has been marred by significant deterioration of the environment. What’s needed is the political will, commitment and action-in the form of investments, education, and policy reforms to reverse the alarming environmental degradationSupreme Court of India in 1991 said that “We are in a democratic polity where dissemination of information is the foundation of the system”. In this backdrop if the laws are to be enforced and the malaise of pollution has to be kept under control and the environment has to be protected in an unpolluted state it is necessary that people are aware of the vice of pollution and its evil consequences.
Environment Science should be taught as a compulsory subject at all levels of education”. Seeing the importance of the environment subject thousands of youths received degrees in environment to get a decent job or to earn a decent livelihood.Unfortunately the order of Supreme Court of India was not implemented in its letter and spirit.It also notified that, every college must should have qualified degree holder in Environmental Science subject as teacher/lecturer/assistant professor for teaching this subject more over it is also mandatory as per guideline of environmental issues concern that every industrial unit must should have one qualified Environmental degree holder as Environmental Expert for environmental issues but, in reality there is no such opportunity for environmental science degree holders neither in schools, colleges, governmental organisations or in industries also This killed the dreams of thousands of environment degree holders resulting into undue hardship caused to them. Many of them are jobless because of no appointments, appointments by whims and fancy, irregular and illegal appointments.

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