MoEF&CC is offering certificate course on air & water pollution

MoEF&CC is offering certificate course on air & water pollution

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The course describes the underpinning basic science of the atmosphere, both its physics and its chemistry, needed to understand air pollution and its dispersal. It explains the causes and the effects/impacts of air pollution

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) under Green Skill Development Programme is conducting a Certificate course in “Pollution Monitoring Air and water Pollution.” The course is free of cost and only the candidates who are graduates in sciences and Dip. In Engineering can apply for this course.

The course on pollution monitoring aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of air & water pollution/soil pollution, its management and control and to impart basic skill to the participants regarding the air and water pollution monitoring and handling basic equipment in the pursuit. The course describes the underpinning basic science of the atmosphere, both its physics and its chemistry, needed to understand air pollution and its dispersal. It explains the causes and the effects/impacts of air pollution. The course also covers structure of hydrosphere, water chemistry sources of surface/ground/lake/river/coastal & marine water pollution, monitoring techniques& analysis of water pollutants, water quality management, impact of water pollution on health, etc.

It will be 260 hours full time course conducted by Maharashtra ENVIS Hub. The last date for submitting application is 22nd December 2019.

The Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) was launched in June 2017, on a pilot basis, at 10 locations, spread over 9 biogeographic regions of the country to skill youth in environment, forest and wildlife sectors and enabling them to be gainfully employed or self-employed. The Pilot offered a Basic Course and an Advanced Course of 3 months’ duration each to skill the youth as Biodiversity Conservationists and Para-taxonomists, respectively. 94 trainees successfully completed the Basic Course qualifying as skilled Biodiversity Conservationists and the Advanced Course was completed by 154 candidates, qualifying as Parataxonomists. Based on the success of the pilot, the Programme was extended to pan-India level with 43 courses conducted in 2018-19 covering diverse fields – pollution monitoring (air/water/soil), emission inventory, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)/Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP)/Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) operation, waste management, environmental impact assessment, water budgeting & auditing, bamboo management & livelihood generation, etc.  Overall, 135 training programmes were conducted at 87 locations throughout the country and 2315 youth have been successfully trained under various courses during 2018-19. The training imparted under GSDP endeavours to enhance technical knowledge of the skilled workforce with a focus on hands-on training.