World Environment Day 2021: Ministers And Celebs Urge Their Followers To Restore The Ecosystem

World Environment Day 2021: Ministers And Celebs Urge Their Followers To Restore The Ecosystem

The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is 'Ecosystem Restoration'
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Living in harmony with nature has been at the centre of Indian ethos: President Ram Nath Kovind on World Environment DayLiving in harmony with nature has been at the centre of Indian ethos: President Ram Nath Kovind on World Environment Day
Highlights
  • In India forest cover has increased in last decade: Prakash Javadekar
  • Let’s renew our pledge for sustainable development today: Rajnath Singh
  • Each one of us must work towards saving our ecosystem: Dia Mirza

New Delhi: Several Ministers, as well as Bollywood celebrities, took to social media to celebrate World Environment Day which is observed on June 5, every year. From the Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, President Ram Nath Kovind, to the relentless environment activist and Actor Dia Mirza, everyone shared special posts about the power of mother nature and urged their followers to work towards preserving the environment and adopt sustainable living. They further highlighted the importance of ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, which is the theme for World Environment Day, this year.

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President Ram Nath Kovind said that living in harmony with nature has been at the centre of Indian ethos.

Living in harmony with nature and protecting biodiversity has been at the centre of Indian ethos and culture. On #WorldEnvironmentDay, as humanity fights against COVID-19, we reaffirm our commitment to work with global community for a sustainable future, President Kovind tweeted.

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Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar shared a series of tweets where he talked about India’s initiatives towards ‘India’s Green Future’.

India is home to rich wildlife & biodiversity with 70% of Global Tiger, 70% of Asiatic Lions & 60% of Leopard population. Substantial increase in population of BIG Cats in last 7 yrs reflects Govt’s commitment towards conservation of our wildlife & environment #WorldEnvironmentDay

To facilitate and enhance electric mobility in India, and generate demand for electrical vehicles, the phase 2 of the FAME INDIA scheme is being implemented with huge budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore.

India is one of the few countries where forest cover has actually increased in the last decade. The forest and tree cover in the country has reached 24.56% of the geographic area of the country (807276 sq. km).

Union Minister of Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad urged his followers to say trees by going digital.

On #WorldEnvironmentDay let us pledge to provide a better environment to our coming generations by urging people to plant a sapling and nurturing it. Let us save trees by going paperless and becoming digital.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that we need to renew our pledge for sustainable development today.

On #WorldEnvironmentDay we need to remind ourselves about the importance of environment protection. The well-being of humanity depends upon judicious usage & management of the natural resources available on this planet. Let’s renew our pledge for sustainable development today.

“Our Earth. Our Environment. Our Responsibility.” Tweeted leader of opposition, Rahul Gandhi.

“Each one of us must work towards saving our ecosystem,” said Actor, and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza in a video that she shared on her Twitter.

We can all be a part of #GenerationRestoration! On #WorldEnvironmentDay2021 take a pledge to REIMAGINE, RECREATE, & RESTORE our beautiful for our health & survival

‘Master Blaster’ Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also took to twitter to celebrate Environment Day. He tweeted,

Nature. An ‘evergreen’ technology, to keep us healthy & happy, he said.

Let’s join hands to Reimagine Recreate Restore our bond with Mother Earth, said Actor Bhumi Pednekar.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,66,30,634Cases
5,80,25,717Active
11,47,82,895Recovered
38,22,022Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,66,30,634 and 38,22,022 have died; 5,80,25,717 are active cases and 11,47,82,895 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 3:30 am.

India

2,96,33,105 62,224Cases
8,65,43247,946Active
2,83,88,100 1,07,628Recovered
3,79,573 2,542Deaths
In India, there are 2,96,33,105 confirmed cases including 3,79,573 deaths. The number of active cases is 8,65,432 and 2,83,88,100 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,24,773 7,652

1,41,440 8,982

56,69,179 15,176

1,14,154 1,458

Karnataka

27,77,010 5,041

1,62,303 9,859

25,81,559 14,785

33,148 115

Kerala

27,48,204 12,246

1,12,792 1,456

26,23,904 13,536

11,508 166

Tamil Nadu

23,78,298 11,805

1,25,215 11,669

22,23,015 23,207

30,068 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,20,134 5,741

75,134 4,879

17,32,948 10,567

12,052 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,03,207 270

7,221 890

16,74,072 1,104

21,914 56

West Bengal

14,68,044 3,268

20,046 1,125

14,30,949 2,068

17,049 75

Delhi

14,31,498 228

3,078 148

14,03,569 364

24,851 12

Chhattisgarh

9,88,172 609

11,717 943

9,63,113 1,544

13,342 8

Rajasthan

9,50,133 172

5,619 848

9,35,658 1,006

8,856 14

Odisha

8,59,526 3,405

44,358 3,436

8,11,780 6,799

3,388 42

Gujarat

8,21,078 352

8,884 658

8,02,187 1,006

10,007 4

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,649 224

3,610 331

7,76,424 528

8,615 27

Haryana

7,66,357 228

3,703 374

7,53,584 564

9,070 38

Bihar

7,17,949 410

4,360 412

7,04,075 813

9,514 9

Telangana

6,06,436 1,556

19,933 528

5,82,993 2,070

3,510 14

Punjab

5,89,153 628

10,802 1,111

5,62,701 1,691

15,650 48

Assam

4,66,590 3,415

41,184 475

4,21,378 2,906

4,028 34

Jharkhand

3,43,793 184

2,646 416

3,36,058 596

5,089 4

Uttarakhand

3,37,449 274

3,642 266

3,26,822 515

6,985 25

Jammu And Kashmir

3,08,726 715

12,407 1,125

2,92,114 1,830

4,205 10

Himachal Pradesh

1,99,197 321

4,050 382

1,91,737 691

3,410 12

Goa

1,63,048 327

4,175 231

1,55,926 548

2,947 10

Puducherry

1,13,192 355

4,668 279

1,06,828 629

1,696 5

Chandigarh

61,200 40

486 21

59,917 58

797 3

Manipur

61,096 785

8,744 301

51,354 476

998 8

Tripura

60,385 536

4,886 65

54,870 596

629 5

Meghalaya

42,759 450

4,430 99

37,579 542

750 7

Arunachal Pradesh

31,938 290

2,849 40

28,934 326

155 4

Nagaland

23,854 101

2,972 229

20,423 327

459 3

Ladakh

19,649 38

552 20

18,898 57

199 1

Sikkim

18,659 209

3,239 67

15,136 273

284 3

Mizoram

15,899 268

3,637 45

12,191 312

71 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,473 9

61 2

10,408 7

4

Lakshadweep

9,297 61

484 36

8,768 96

45 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,280 11

105 4

7,049 15

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