By Kaushik Bhattacharya
The council includes the CM, Deputy CM as well as all Ministers
Environment experts are unhappy with the composition and composition of the committee
Monday’s formation by the state government of Maharashtra Council for Climate Change in Maharashtra (MCCC), was a step towards addressing the climate crisis in Maharashtra. Aditya Thackeray, the State Environment Minister, had announced the formation the council at a Cabinet meeting in September. Monday’s Government Resolution (GR), which informed about the formation and operation of the council, was issued by the State Government. The Chairman of the Council is Chief Minister Uddhav Thckeray, while Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Panwar is the Joint Chair.
The council includes the Revenue Minister, Minister of Urban Development, Minister of Water Resources, Industries Minister and Energy Minister. The Council’s Member Secretaries will be the Principal Secretary to the State. The council was not inclusive of any environmental experts, NGOs or opposition leaders, which led to the dissatisfaction expressed by the environment specialists. According to Dr Anjan Chatterjee, Ex-Additional Director General and National Mineral Exploration Head, Geological Survey of India, “Serving officials, retired experts and NGOs who are working in the field of climate change and environment or holding expertise in this field should be included in the council.” Dr Chatterjee said, “Maharashtra have many national level institutions like NEERI, GSI, CSIR, who are capable to share their expertise in climate If found any student look tired, he or she should be immediately attended. Every student should wear a mask, and stay at least two meters away from teachers. Students who have symptoms like reddish-colored eyes, fever, coughing and sneezing, swelling on hands, fingers and joint, vomiting and loose motion, stomachache or other symptoms should be notified and asked not to go to school.
The GR also highlighted the psychological impact on students. It has asked teachers to identify students who are annoying, disinterested, or otherwise not interested in school activities and to take extra care of them by having a conversation with them. Teachers and non-teaching staff must submit the RTPCR testing 48 hours in advance. They must submit the laboratory certificate, which should be reviewed by school management. Schools are not permitted to host social events like gatherings or other functions. Parents and teachers should meet online. Schools are not expected immediately to begin academic activities after opening schools in the first one to two weeks.
Every student’s background should be considered and established a connection. Everyone should act in a normal fashion with the student who has suffered from COVID. Parents are also asked by the GR not to allow students to become accustomed to using mobile phones. The student should immediately be sent to the bathroom and asked to change the uniform after he or she returns home. The uniform should always be washed with soap water. Schools should also make it optional.