Eco-clubs have been established for imparting environmental education to students. At present about
8269 school eco-clubs functioning in all the districts. The eco-clubs are functioning at the rate of 40 per district. There are about 50,000 student members as eco-club members in the State.
objectives of ECO Clubs are
- To educate the children about their immediate environment and causes for its deterioration
- To impart knowledge on the concepts of eco-systems through field visits and demonstrations.
- To mobilise students towards scientific enquiry into environmental problems
- To involve them in efforts to preserve environment
- The Department nominated separate District eco-club co-ordinators for monitoring the functioning of eco-clubs.