Environment education in schools continues to be a redundance as in almost all schools, hardly anything has been done to use alternative sources of energy like solar equipment. In mostly all schools, generators are being run to brave the power crisis, despite the fact that these pollution-causing sources of energy are proving counter-productive in the face of efforts to spread a message among students in favour of environment conservation.
Some private schools have taken an initiative in this regard, but as for government schools where generators were installed last year, a thought has not been spared on spending the money on alternative sources of energy.
Talking about it, Dr Surjit Singh, chairman, Ambedkar Nagar Welfare Society, said, “All schools have got generators installed with the help of PTA funds and have spent nearly Rs 50,000 each, but now, these generators have been reduced to mere showpieces as schools don?t have sufficient funds to maintain and run them.”
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