|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, June 5: On World Environment Day, Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing (DEE&RS) today organized various online competitions.
The theme for this year was “Biodiversity” with online video messages on the website of the department being used to mark the day. On the occasion, an online painting competition and an essay competition for two groups of school children and a group of ynder graduate and post graduate students was organized. Besides an open competition for Photography/digital art was also organised. Speaking on the occasion, through video message, Commissioner Secretary, Forests, Environment and Ecology, Sarita Chauhan said that protection of environment is responsibility of all and the department is at forefront of protecting environment and repairing the damages caused by human activities.
She added that the department is in the process of preparing the peoples biodiversity register which will be a handy guide for general public and researchers.
While speaking on the occasion, Chairman Pollution Control Board, Suresh Chugh said that during the COVID-19, the lockdown has shown the positive impact on reduction of pollution in terms of less solid waste, less sewage, less vehicular movement etc, paving way for rejuvenation and healing of nature.