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Daily Current Affairs [Prelims + Mains Focus] – 5th June 2018


‘Green GDP’ and a ‘Green skilling’ programme

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS Paper III – Environment and Ecology; Pollution; Environment and Development

In News:

  • Government to begin a five-year exercise to compute district-level data of the country’s environmental wealth
  • The data will be used to calculate every State’s ‘green’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • The government has also launched a ‘green skilling’ programme under which youth, particularly school dropouts, would be trained in a range of ‘green jobs’.

Important Value Additions:

  • World Environment Day on June 5.
  • India is the host country for this year’s celebration.
  • The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution”.

About Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP)

  • GSDP aims to get 80, 000 people imparted green skills and in filling the skill gaps in the environment sector.
  • Green Skill Development Programme will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividend of the country; GSDP to cover nearly 5 lakh people by 2021.

About Green GDP –

Article link: Centre to start measuring ‘green GDP’ of States

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