‘Green GDP’ and a ‘Green skilling’ programme
Part of: Prelims and Mains GS Paper III – Environment and Ecology; Pollution; Environment and Development
- 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 –
- Refer to this link (Calculating ‘Green GDP’: Developing a feasible transition path to a green economy)
Article link: Centre to start measuring ‘green GDP’ of States