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West Bengal Pollution Control Board

National Green Corps



National Green Corps (NGC) Programme 

The National Green Corps (NGC) programme introduced by the Ministry of Environment, Forests andClimate Change (MoEF CC), Government of India is aimed at spreading environmental awareness among school children by involving them in various environment - related activities. Children constitute the most significant sector of our society. The foundation for developing responsible citizens begins in the school, since young children are at an ideal age to start learning about environmental issues. By participating in environmental activities under the NGC programme, the children would very easily acquire the basic knowledge, skills, values and passion that promote environmental responsibility.  

The implementation and management of the NGC program are vested in a few committeesbesides the large number of school-level Eco-Clubs. The State Steering Committee is responsible to coordinate the implementation of the National Green Corps programme in the State. District Implementation and Monitoring Committee (DIMC) headed by the District Magistrate has the responsibilities to oversee the implementation of the programme at the district level (reconstitution of both the committees are under process). The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is the State Nodal Agency for the implementation of this programme in our state. The following schools have been enlisted under NGC Programme up to 2016-17.


District wise NGC Schools in West Bengal till 2016-17

Sl. No. Name of the District Total No.of Eco-clubs
(as on 25/07/2018)
1 Bankura 250
2 Birbhum 250
3 Burdwan 250
4 Cooch Behar 239
5 Dakshin Dinajpur 140
6 Darjeeling 140
7 Hooghly 250
8 Howrah 250
9 Jalpaiguri 250
10 Kolkata 250
11 Malda 180
12 Murshidabad 250
13 Nadia 250
14 North 24 Parganas 264
15 Paschim Medinipur 250
16 Purba Medinipur 250
17 Purulia 190
18 South 24 Parganas 250
19 Uttar Dinajpur 247
  Total 4400

The selected schools for participation in this program are given an amount of Rs.2500/- annually to cover the expenses of the activities of the Eco-Club. This programme will provide an opportunity to encourage the students of the Eco-Club to put their best efforts for the cause of environment and environmental awareness.

  • The suggested activities for Eco-club.

  • The format for expressing the interest of a school to join this program, the terms and conditions and the format for submission of the Annual Report are available on-line. Please click here for the details. Please take a print out of pages (i) & (ii), fill out and send the hardcopy to the Member Secretary, West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Paribesh Bhawan, 10A, Block-LA, Sector-III, Bidhannagar, Kolkata- 700 098. The Annual Report of the activities and the Statement of Expenditure (see page iii) are to be sent at the end of the year.
  • N.B.: Preference will be given for the applicant schools of districts Bankura, Birbhum, Cooch Behar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Hooghly, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Murshidabad, Purba Medinipur, Purulia, Uttar Dinajpur for the financial year 2011-12. 


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