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West Bengal Pollution Control Board

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National Green Corps


The National Green Corps (NGC) programme introduced by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Goverment 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 committees besides 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. Given below are the number of schools under this program in 2011-12.

No. of schools under NGC Programme in West Bengal during 2011-12

Sl. No. Name of the District Total No.of Eco-clubs
(as on 24/5/2012)
1 Bankura 104
2 Birbhum 72


3 Burdwan 104
4 Cooch Behar 80
5 Dakshin Dinajpur 69


6 Darjeeling 113
7 Hooghly 132
8 Howrah 216


9 Jalpaiguri 109
10 Kolkata 225
11 Malda 136


12 Murshidabad 113
13 Nadia 214
14 North 24 Parganas 250
15 Paschim Medinipur 217


16 Purba Medinipur 183
17 Purulia -
18 South 24 Parganas 250


19 Uttar Dinajpur 45
  Total 2632

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.