India plans a series of campaigns on World Environment Day

New Delhi: India, as the global host of UNEP World Environment Day, has planned a series of campaigns on June 5 to highlight the intrinsic link between quality of life, the health of forests and forest ecosystems, and the sustainable use of forests.

June 5 is observed as World Environment Day.

Environment Ministry today said various programmes would be held throughout the week in New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

The programmes will start with Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh inaugurating the North East Museum Gallery at Regional Museum of Natural History in Bhubaneswar tomorrow.

"For 2011 UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) has given the theme "Forests: Nature at Your Service" in alignment with the UN International Year of Forests, 2011," the Ministry said in a release.

This is for the first time India is India is hosting the UNEP World Environment Day.


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