Clarion call to protect green cover

Exhorting industries and educational institutions to play a leading role in environmental protection, former Chief Minister N Rangasamy said people should look at their neighborhood also while taking steps for maintaining environment on their premises.

Delivering the presidential address at the Green Campus Summit 2013 here on Thursday, he said people should not look at government alone for delivering everything. The CM said the region has lost majority of its green cover during Cyclone Thane and efforts are being made to recover it.

Vice-chancellor Prof Chandra Krishnamurthy said Pondicherry University is looking at methods to reduce the damage caused to the environment. She said educational institutions like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya have achieved zero wastage to protect its premises from environmental damages.

K Lakshminarayanan, MLA, and Minister T Thiyagarajan were also present.