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UGC's One Student-One Tree Campaign
May 22, 2015

In a bid to increase green cover on university and college campuses, the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently  launched 'One Student, One Tree' campaign asking every student to plant a sapling during his/her stay in an institution.

  • Under the initiative, UGC has directed vice-chancellors of universities to provide free saplings for plantation to the students.

  • A student will be involved in nurturing a tree for the preservation of environment.

  • NSS and other allied departments in university may be instructed to ensure that at least one tree is planted by every student during his/her stay at the institution.

  • The plantation drive is also to be implemented in affiliated colleges.

  • The university may provide free saplings to students for plantation and special plantation drive should be conducted to make the campus green.

  • UGC has already issued instructions to universities for "compulsory implementation" of a six-month core module syllabus on Environmental Studies for under-graduate course in all branches of higher education and also to create awareness among the students for preservation.

  • The National Green Tribunal has asked the UGC to monitor it on regular basis since the Supreme Court of India has passed instructions on the same.

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