April 10, 2015
Wetland Conservation – KMC has made a mark
Kolkata Municipal Corporation has given stress on increasing citizen awareness through various programmes for wetland conservation.
Quiz programmes, debates and plays have been organised in various schools to increase awareness among students. Decorated tabloids have been used to create awareness. Leaflets too have been distributed with an appeal of conservation of nature
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
- Street meetings will be organised in main markets to create awareness against usage of plastic bags
- Booklets and posters published to create awareness for conservation of wetlands
- In Kolkata, there are about 3500 big and small water bodies. To maintain ecological balance, these water bodies will be preserved and beautified and will be used for pisciculture.
This will not only maintain ecological balance and make the city more beautiful, but will also provide employment opportunities to the unemployed youth.