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

17,91,56,496Cases
5,81,68,051Active
11,71,06,212Recovered
38,82,233Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,91,56,496 and 38,82,233 have died; 5,81,68,051 are active cases and 11,71,06,212 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

3,00,28,709 50,848Cases
6,43,19419,327Active
2,89,94,855 68,817Recovered
3,90,660 1,358Deaths
In India, there are 3,00,28,709 confirmed cases including 3,90,660 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,43,194 and 2,89,94,855 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,87,521 8,470

1,26,468 1,055

57,42,258 9,043

1,18,795 482

Kerala

28,29,460 12,617

1,00,881 746

27,16,284 11,730

12,295 141

Karnataka

28,15,029 3,709

1,18,615 4,541

26,62,250 8,111

34,164 139

Tamil Nadu

24,36,819 6,895

56,886 4,443

23,48,353 11,144

31,580 194

Andhra Pradesh

18,57,352 4,169

53,880 4,260

17,91,056 8,376

12,416 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,04,678 202

3,910 253

16,78,486 397

22,282 58

West Bengal

14,85,438 1,852

22,508 232

14,45,493 2,037

17,437 47

Delhi

14,32,778 397

1,918 78

14,05,927 467

24,933 8

Chhattisgarh

9,91,653 482

8,007 557

9,70,244 1,032

13,402 7

Rajasthan

9,51,393 137

2,388 303

9,40,101 437

8,904 3

Odisha

8,83,490 2,957

30,859 1,240

8,48,960 4,159

3,671 38

Gujarat

8,22,620 135

5,159 480

8,07,424 612

10,037 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,415 65

1,707 273

7,78,902 318

8,806 20

Haryana

7,67,726 146

2,200 137

7,56,231 263

9,295 20

Bihar

7,20,207 268

2,811 206

7,07,833 468

9,563 6

Telangana

6,15,574 1,175

16,640 606

5,95,348 1,771

3,586 10

Punjab

5,93,063 405

5,968 509

5,71,207 880

15,888 34

Assam

4,88,179 2,869

32,975 350

4,50,924 2,482

4,280 37

Jharkhand

3,44,775 110

1,417 72

3,38,256 180

5,102 2

Uttarakhand

3,38,978 171

2,896 68

3,29,030 231

7,052 8

Jammu And Kashmir

3,12,584 428

7,181 578

3,01,134 999

4,269 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,00,791 188

2,276 132

1,95,062 315

3,453 5

Goa

1,64,957 303

2,920 146

1,59,029 438

3,008 11

Puducherry

1,15,364 284

3,214 150

1,10,423 433

1,727 1

Manipur

64,993 575

9,214 84

54,714 649

1,065 10

Tripura

63,140 395

3,747 163

58,735 554

658 4

Chandigarh

61,467 23

278 33

60,383 56

806

Meghalaya

45,976 421

4,273 77

40,915 341

788 3

Arunachal Pradesh

33,664 289

2,548 9

30,956 279

160 1

Nagaland

24,438 64

1,757 87

22,204 149

477 2

Ladakh

19,871 33

360 5

19,309 38

202

Sikkim

19,458 137

2,430 18

16,732 152

296 3

Mizoram

18,409 430

4,424 197

13,900 233

85

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,520 4

61 1

10,455 3

4

Lakshadweep

9,504 33

315 4

9,142 36

47 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,425 10

103 6

7,195 4

127

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