Small actions by everyone in their day to day lives can help meet the challenge posed by climate change, Minister for Science & Technology and Environment Dr Harsh Vardhan has said.
“If by collective action we can eradicate polio, there is nothing that stops India to face the challenge of climate change,” he said while formally releasing his app on the occasion of National Science Day today. “Reviving clean and green environment is new rastradharma,” he added.
The minister said “we have inherited a clean, green environment. It is our moral responsibility to pass it on to the next generations in a good condition.” The app is downloadable in both Apple and Google app stores.
Paying homage to Sir C V Raman on the National Science Day, he said the country was making tremendous progress in the field of science and technology. In many sectors, he said, India was being counted among top ten in the world.
Speaking to India Science Wire, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, " We have an ancestry which worshipped the nature – rivers, forests and trees. Protection of nature is in our DNA, but somewhere down the line we have lost it. Let us regain it through mass green good deeds campaign"
Speaking to India Science Wire, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, We have an ancestry which worshipped the nature – rivers, forests and trees. Protection of nature is in our DNA, but somewhere down the line we have lost it. Let us regain it through mass green good deeds campaign.
“The world is looking towards India’s leadership in mitigating climate change and global warming. If we can eradicate Polio from India, we can also revive our environment. It is a national responsibility now,” he said. “My app is a small contribution to the Digital India Initiative of Prime Minster Narendra Modi to harness IT for good governance.”
The app has various features including a section where people can send direct complaints and suggestions through video. Suggestions and tips for people to undertake small but strong green social responsibility as part of the ‘Green good deeds’ form a part of the app. (India Science Wire)