World Environment Day

      'World Environment Day' was organized on 5th June, 2018 at entrance point on the ground floor of Elante Mall in Industrial Area, Chandigarh in collaboration with YUVSATTA – an environmental NGO.
       The theme of the World Environment Day-2018 was 'Beat Plastic Pollution' which is a call for action to come together to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our times.
      On this occasion, the 'Best Eco-Club Award of UT Chandigarh' were announced by Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration for the year 2017, and the prizes for their commendable work in the field of Environment Conservation were distributed.


Stalls of Forest & Wildlife Department

After inauguration of Paudhmela, Chief Guest also flagged off the ‘Mahindra Scorpio Getaway’ – a Pick-up Van vehicle for rescuing wild animals and bringing to health care facility or for release them in forest area. The vehicle was donated by Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, UT, Chandigarh under MPLADS Scheme.

Smt.Kirron Kher, Hon'ble Member of Parliament

A state level plantation programme was organised at parking place near Sukhna Lake Club which was attended by many dignatories including – Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, UT, Chandigarh.Three Stalls of Forest Department, Municipal Corporation, Horticulture wing of Engineering Department, Chandigarh were set up there. Forest Department distributed saplings free of cost whereas other departments are selling at nominal rate.

UT Chandigarh flagged off the 'Mahindra Scorpio Getaway'

On this occasion, Shri Santosh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, Shri T.C.Nautiyal, IFS, Conservator of Forests and other Senior Officers of the Administration also planted saplings. On this occasion speaking to the media, Chief Guest – Smt.Kirron Kher requested all citizens of Chandigarh to take part in this Van Mahotsava-2018 with full enthusiasm so as to make Chandigarh a clean & green city. She urged that if we adopt ‘Each One Plant One” theme then the Chandigarh is going to be a more greener place.


Department of Tourism celebrated the second anniversary of the World Heritage Day at Capitol Complex on 17th July, 2018 with a series of initiatives to make a visit to the complex more comfortable and enriching for tourists.

A tree plantation drive was organized to enhance the green cover of the Capitol Complex.


Depart ment of Environment and Forest s, Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with NGO – Youth Innovative Society, celebrated World Ozone Day on 16th September, 2018 by organizing a painting and Slogan Writing competition and Quiz Competition for various schools Around 300 Students Participated in both events in botanical garden.

The theme for world ozone day of 2018 was “Keep Cool and Carry On”. The theme is accompanied by the tagline: The Montreal Protocol. This protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer (ODS) has so far been successful in phasing out 99% ODS globally. This special day is held to mark the day when the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. The aim of this is mainly intended to spread awareness about the depletion of the ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.

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