School Nursery Yojana

Ministry of Forests, Environment & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), New Delhi has launched a scheme named School Nursery Yojana in the month of August, 2015. Under this scheme, Department of Forest & Wildlife, Chandigarh is planning to raise school nurseries in different school with an aim to involve young students in growing plants in school nurseries to bring them closer to natural environment, help them under the natural processes to germination and plant growth and feel the joy of watching sapling grow.

AIMS

The School Nursery Yojana aims at involving school students in raising plant nurseries to bring them closer to natural environment, help them understand the natural processes of germination and feel the joy of watching sapling grow.

Quarterly Progress Report Under School Nursery Yojana

  • Under the Scheme of School Nursery Yojana, total 10 no. of schools of UT Chandigarh were asked to submit a report regarding creation of nursery in their school premises or all other activities done under School Nursery Yojana.
  • At present, out of total 10 no. of schools of UT Chandigarh, all the schools have initiated the work of creation of nursery in their school premises and 8 no. of schools have raised the seedlings in Nursery Beds, Pots and Polythene Bags. They have also distributed seedlings to other schools and local people/residents also. The detailed activities being done by schools were given in Image.

School Nursery Objectives

To connect young students with plant, create sense of belonging and oneness with nature, sensitivity towards plants and living environment.

To provide an opportunity for students to be in contact with soil, manure, seed, which students in cities are often missing.

To make students learn and appreciate the natural process of growing saplings.

To grow saplings of various plants for herbal medicinal, ornamental, shrubs, trees and potted plants etc. for planting in their neighborhood, take care and watch them grow

To identify and learn the various benefits of trees and plants.

To provide students observe their neighboring trees, collect seeds for use in nurseries

To encourage students to use plants grown by them for distribution to visiting dignitaries and public on suitable occasions.