On the occasion of World Environment Day, Union HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar announced ' Clean Campus, Green Campus, Smart Campus' competition for the colleges.
"In this competition, educational institutes will keep their campuses clean, plant trees, conserve water and energy, besides implementing sustainable waste management projects," he said.
The Minister was in Pune city to launch the Smart Campus Cloud Network project of MIT-WPU.
"The participant institutes will be evaluated in January and winners will be announced in February. UGC and AICTE are formulating guidelines for the competition. The objective of the competition is to make campuses across the country green" Mr. Javadekar said.
"We think that students should learn all these things through field experience and practical work...all these things (water conservation, etc.) should become a part of our lifestyle," Mr. Javadekar said.
The same competition will also be held for the schools of the country, later, he said.
"The Prime Minister has stated that protection of environment is an article of faith for us. We feel those who have gone astray on this issue will come back on the right track...we will continue to walk down on the path which is right," he added further.