Go Green Essay

2743 Words Dec 18th, 2010 11 Pages
XOPS Paper Presentation Competition
Date -21/11/2010

“Progression of our nation towards Go Green” 1. Introduction
You only have to look around and think to understand and realize the graveness and urgency, of why we need to “Go Green”. The computer you are using to view this document is guzzling up power and generating heat from its processor, thus adding to its carbon footprint, this is without mentioning the hazardous metals used while making it. The clothes that you are wearing might have been made in Bangladesh and then transported using expensive and scarce fuels across borders. The milk in the Tetra-pack in your fridge does a pretty good job of protecting the milk from bacterial infection, but then one wonders how will the
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To reduce the dependence on thermal energy that uses coal, the government is pursing the option of nuclear energy which emits no or negligible amounts of carbon dioxide.
Realizing the role that the corporate can play in governments green campaign the Indian parliament is mulling a bill which would mandate top 3400 companies in India to set 2% of average net profits over the next three years dedicated to CSR initiatives, a major chunk of which would be directed towards the green campaign.
Local helpline numbers have been activated to report any instance of tree cutting without prior permission. The police are more vigilant and tougher laws have been enacted with a provision for imprisonment apart from fine.
But there exist many loopholes in the implementation part. Reasons may vary from corruption to negligence. 4. Ministry of Environment and Forests
The National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB) in the Ministry of Environment and Forests is responsible for promoting afforestation, tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country.
The National Afforestation Programme (NAP) Scheme is the flagship scheme of NAEB providing physical and institutional support to Forest Development Agencies (FDAs)

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