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Ministry of Environment launches Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign

Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign aimed to reduce adverse environmental conditions, 
Ministry of Environment launches Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign
especially pollution in the country after post Diwali celebrations due to excessive bursting of crackers which contributes significantly to air and noise pollution.

About Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign:

  • 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.
  • Under this campaign, the MoEFCC will undertake various activities for creating awareness among various stakeholders and encourage people to participate in combating air pollution.
  • This campaign was extremely successful and the air quality had not deteriorated post Diwali in 2017 unlike what was experienced in 2016.

2018 Campaign:

  • Following its earlier precedence, MOEFCC has initiated a similar campaign, but has extended it to pan-India.
  • It also merged this year's campaign with "Green Good Deed" movement that has been initiated as social mobilization for conservation and protection of environment. 
  • All schools and colleges have been encouraged to be a part of this campaign.

Question:

Q. Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched which campaign aimed to reduce pollution in the country after post Diwali celebrations due to excessive bursting of crackers?
a. Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali
b. Shaant Diwali-Swasth Diwali
c. Swachch Diwali-Swasth Diwali
d. None of the above
Ministry of Environment launches Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign Ministry of Environment launches Harit Diwali-Swasth Diwali campaign Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 25, 2018 Rating: 5

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