Competition Reforms in Key Markets for Enhancing Social & Economic Welfare in Developing Countries’ (CREW Project)

National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC)
from 1995-2008

The NEAC is being organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, every year since 1986, with the objective of creating environmental awareness at the national level. It is one of the major programmes of the Ministry to involve public participation in conservation and management of the environment.

The main objective of the programme is to raise awareness among the public and make environmental protection a people’s movement, so that each and every citizen of this country is involved in the protection of the environment. The local environmental problems must be highlighted during the programme to find long and lasting solutions to them. The MoEF has further identified sub-themes for conducting the campaign. CUTS International, with the support of the MoEF, has been organising awareness programmes on various themes under the National Environmental Awareness Campaign (NEAC).

CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART) is the nodal agency for implementing the project in all the districts of the Rajasthan. CUTS CHD is the project partner in implementing it in Chittorgarh district. The objective of the National NEAC is to raise awareness and motivate the community to protect and conserve the environment.

S.N.

Year

Themes District Area Activities Achievements
1. 1995-96 Environment & Women

Chittorgarh

Manpura, Nagri, Semalpura, Bhilyakheri & Gopalpura

Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues

  •  Formation of environment protection committee; and
  • Decision on not to cut trees in Bhilyakheri
2. 1996-97 Medicinal Plants Chittorgarh Manpura, Gopalnagar, Semalpura, Surjana & Bassi Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Identification of local medicinal plants;
  • Sharing of knowledge of local gunis;
  • Respect for local women gunis;
  • Formation of informal guni network; and
  • Protection of medicinal plants
3. 1997-98 Plant Trees – Save Environment Chittorgarh Jojra Khera, Meri Khera & maharaj Ka Mandfia Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Raised awareness among local community on environment
4. 1998-99 How to save our water resources Chittorgarh

Sawa, Chiksi, Mata Ji Ki Pandoli, Gilund, Ghatiyawali, pal, Jalampura, Semliya, Aajampura, Netawal Maharaj, dewri & Nagri panchayat

Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Inclusion of water conservation activities in development plan of panchayats
  • Publication of ‘Bin Pani Sun Suna’ –a resource material on water conservation
  • People got to know about the importance of water resources
5. 1999-00 to 2005-06 Environment Protection Chittorgarh, Jhalor & Ajmer Various Panchayats Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Raised awareness among local community on environment; and
  • Involvement of PRIs in environment protection
6. 2006-07 Bio-Diversity Chittorgarh Manpura,  Nagri, Semalpura, Bhilyakheri & Gopalpura Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Raised awareness among local community on environment; and
  • Using vermi compost
7. 2007-08 Protecting herbal medicine Chittorgarh Chittorgarh block Consultation workshop, awareness campaigns, TV shows, slogan writing on walls, cultural programmes, debate on environment issues & plantation of medicinal plants
  • Identification of locally available herbal medicines;
  • Raised awareness on use of herbal medicines; and
  • Plantation of herbal medicines