National Green Corps (NGC) is a well established and recognized fact that children can be catalysts in promoting a mass movement about the ensemble of the environmental issues.
Being future citizens, inculcation of environment friendly attitudes and behavioral patterns amongst them can make a significant difference to the long term efforts for protection of environment.
National Green Corps, popularly known as NGC is a national programme conceptualized and initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. As the name suggests, it is a programme to sensitize school children about environment, its problems and conservation. Started in the year 2001, the programme is operational across the country through school eco-clubs established for this purpose. The programme with its network of more than 1,00,000 schools and about 35 lakh students has promoted awareness and action to solve local environmental problems.