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Agatha for Natl Green Corps to combat climate change
SHILLONG: Government chief whip and NPP legislator Agatha Sangma on Monday wanted the introduction of National Green Corps, a central scheme, to sensitise students about climate change.
Formation of eco-clubs in schools is one of the components of the scheme that is yet to start in Meghalaya.
According to Agatha, combating climate change should be a habit and this should start from a young age.
There is a need to sensitise children about the climate change and the National Green Corps should be part of the education system, she said.
The NPP leader also pointed out that there are challenges ahead for the new government.
“There are many challenges ahead and the governor’s address has provided a road map for the implementation of various schemes,” she said.
She also wanted constructive criticism from the opposition so that the state can march forward.
The extension of Amrit pharmacy scheme to
provide affordable medicines to the needy at Tura Civil Hospital, library facilities in all the districts, employment policy, the need to have an additional government college in Tura and strengthening of science and math schemes were also raised by Agatha.