School Nursery “No Better Combination Than That of Students and Trees” [ Detailed Analysis (CA/GS) - Education ]
Terrorism, inflation, defecation etc. are the problems that the world is facing. The biggest crisis that the world is facing is pollution and to check that, the only remedy is forestation. To tackle this problem, the union government has launched the School Nursery Yojana in order to bring school students close to nature. The government wants the students to be involve in the noble cause of raising a sapling in school nurseries.
This scheme was launched by union environment minister Prakash Javadker in New Delhi.
- Government has realized that the relationship between the students and plants is very crucial. That is the reason why this ecofriendly scheme has been launched. When a school adopts this scheme, it means that from now onwards they need to build nurseries within their school campus and the students of the school would plant and raise those trees as a part of the curriculum.
- In every school, a staff is chosen to guide the students in raising the plants. This activity comes under biology subject for students as part of their study.
- The Government will support schools and provide all the essential facilities for building the nursery in schools.
The School Nursery
- A minimum of 100 square meters is to be converted into a nursery in every school. Inside this space, beds are to be prepared for raising saplings and for nursery related activities.
- Good mixture of earth, soil, manure; earthen pots; and storage of seeds is provided. Each school has to create 1000 saplings every year.
- Compositing, rain water harvesting, water recycling is to be encouraged by the schools. This should inculcate best practices in young minds.
About School Nursery Yojana
The ministry delivered a wide range of species to more than sixty schools participating in this event. The species included- neem, jamun, amaltas, kachar, bahera, amla, bigonia. Even some herbal plants like- tulsi, lemon grass, giloi, ashwagandha, haldi, and ilaichi.
Finance of School Nursery Yojana
The SCHHOL NURSERY YOJANA was financed by NCAC from the national CAMPA fund. They aim is to support 1000 schools of the country per year with grant of Rs 25,000/- each for first year and Rs 10,000/- per year for subsequent two years. The grant will cover the starting expenditure on making of nursery beds, watering arrangements, pipes, soil, manure, eathern pots, polybags, and other inputs. State forest departments are to guide and provide technical support to schools selected under this scheme.
Setting Up a Nursery
- Published/Last Modified on: September 22, 2016