The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) promoted Jal Shakti Abhiyaan by directing schools to ensure that every student saves one litre of water every day at home and school.
The CBSE has also directed schools to mandatorily create eco clubs and also strengthen the existing ones.
CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal,said that, “While eco clubs would continue to promote the environment and climate literacy and motivate learners to become proactive for environmental sustainability, the main agenda of this year’s co-curricular activities from primary to senior secondary will be on water conservation. For the academic year 2019-20 CBSE schools will necessarily follow an agenda.”
“It will be ensured that every child of class 5 to 12 will saves one litre of water every day at home and in school. All the affiliated schools will set a target to become water-efficient schools in the next three years,” she added.
These CBSE directions are in line with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)’s initiatives. As the ministry has already started a campaign asking students to save at least one-liter water every day.
Establishing Youth and Eco clubs in all Government Schools, from Primary to Senior Secondary. Financial support will be provided to conduct the club activities. Participation in these clubs will make students more productive and aware of the environment. #InitiativesofMHRD pic.twitter.com/WUGhYCHNVs
— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) August 24, 2019