Success Stories

The first ever National Conference was held in Hyderabad from 26th to 29th August 2010. This 4-day conference was organized by the Andhra Pradesh State. From Orissa, 2 boys & 3 girls had participated in that programme. And also 2 escort teachers were present... Read more...

Pangulu Pahada owes a lot to Ramakanta Pradhan and his 60 students for its existence. The hill would have become a neglected barren mount if the headmaster and his flock from an upper primary school in remote Orissa had not decided to protect it... Read more...

Eco club students of Nodal Upper Primary School in Boudh District, Orissa understood the problems that the plastic carry bags are affecting the health of people and also on the environment. Motivated by their teacher, students interacted with the community... Read more...

This story of Patora,a village in Nuapada District, Orissa shows how unscientific developmental activities can almost kill area once know for their science beauty. Located on the banks of River Jonk, Patira, Once had lush green hills...Read more...

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Hon'ble Minister, Forest & Environment giving eco-model award on 05.06.2014
Hon'ble Minister, Forest & Environment releasing the Eco-Club Newsletter on 05.06.2014
Ecoclub website was inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister, F&E on 22.04.2013
Principal Secretary, F&E Deptt. discussing with eco-model participants
Hon'ble Minister, Forest & Environment giving eco-model award on 05.06.2013
Principal Secretary, F&E Department discussing with eco-model participants
"A day with flowers" programme was organised by Western Orissa Residential Public School of Nuapada
Eco-club students are receiving award from Hon'ble Chief Minister, Odisha on 05.06.2010
Eco-club students are receiving award from Hon'ble Minister, F&E, Odisha on 05.06.2012
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Odisha planting trees on the occasion of Vanamahotsav at Govt. High School, CRP, Barmunda.
Drawing Competition on the eve of World Environment Day
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Odisha visisting the Eco-exhibition on the eve of World Environment Day
Hon'ble Minister, Energy addressing to students rally on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day-2012
Rally on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day-2012 by ecoclub students
Student from J.N. Vidyalaya, Nuapada receiving award from Hon'ble CM, AP for Odissi dance at Hyderabad
Eco-club students are receiving award from Hon'ble Minister, F&E, Odisha on 05.06.2011
Written Quiz Competition on the occasion of Energy Conservation Day-2012
Cycle Rally at Kalupada Ghata to save Chilika Birds by Eco Club Students
Selected Drawing dispaly on the occassion of World Environment Day

About Ecoclub Odisha

The Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India launched programme called National Green Corps in 2001-02. The main objectives of this programme are that the Environmental Education and Awareness at the school level by conducting programmes like, rally, padayatra, cleanliness drive, gardening, raising of nursery, seed bank, making puppet from waste polythene, etc. In the initial year there are 3000 eco-clubs have been formed in the state@ 100 eco-clubs in each district.

Number of eco-club increased from 3000 to 4500 in the year 2003-04 @150 eco- clubs per district. Subsequently number of the eco clubs increases 150 to 250 per district. Then, under the financial budget of 2011-12, additional 2000 ecoclubs have been formed with financial support of Forest & Environment Department, Government of Odisha. Now there are 9500 eco clubs have been functioning in the state. At the district level a committee called District Implementation & Monitoring Committee (DIMC) have been formed. Most of the districts, DFOs are the Member Convenor and all district Collectors are the Chairperson of the DIMC.

At the state level a committee called State Steering Committee have been formed as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. The Principal Secretary, Forest & Environment Department is the Chairman and Director, CES is the Member Convenor of the State Steering Committee. CES is working as the State Nodal Agency and Programme Officer, CES is the State Nodal Officer.

The role of State Nodal Agency is to train Master Trainers, eco-club teachers-in-charge and to collect activity report from the DIMCs. After establishment of additional 2000 eco-clubs with the financial support of Govt. of Odisha, State Steering Committee decided to increase number of Master Trainer from 4 to 6. So at present 180 Master Trainers are working in the State.

CES provides resource material for dissemination of environmental knowledge and facilitates activities among members of eco clubs. Also, CES has published books for school students on different aspects of Odisha's environment under this programme. A grant of Rs.2500/- has been released to each eco-club to conduct various environmental awareness activities along with action oriented programmes both in school campus and out side the school.

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