Campaign for green Diwali


What is Important?
UPSC perspective:
Prelims & Mains: Objectives & significance


Why in News?

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign

Objectives:

*This campaign was initiated in 2017-18 to enlighten children about harmful fire crackers and motivate them to celebrate Diwali in environment-friendly manner and not to buy fire crackers, instead buy gift, food items, or sweets for poor and underprivileged children living in their locality.
*The above campaign was extremely successful and the air quality had not deteriorated post Diwali in 2017 unlike what was experienced in 2016.
*In this campaign, the children were advised to celebrate Diwali in an environment-friendly manner by gifting plant sapling to their relatives and friends along with sweets.
*The Ministry encourages all schools and colleges to be part of this campaign.
*The “Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali” campaign is now merged with “Green Good Deed” movement that has been initiated as a social mobilization for conservation and protection of the environment.

Others information:

*This air pollution has serious impacts on the health of children aged people and people suffering from respiratory ailments especially in the northern parts during winter seasons.
*Diwali which is a festival of lights falls during the same period. As a matter of practice people have been celebrating Diwali by bursting crackers.





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