National Green Corps
is a programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests
of Government of India
covering around 1,20,000 schools in India
with NGC School Eco Clubs
. Environmental activity in schools in India is promoted through the National Green Corps. Each NGC School Eco Club has 30 to 50 NGC Students or NGC Cadets who form the National Green Corps.
Since school children are involved, most of the activities of National Green Corps children are linked to the culture and cultural aspects of conservation of natural resources
. There are Master Trainers trained by the State Nodal Agencies with the help of the State Resource Agencies who train the Teachers-In-Charge of the NGC Eco Clubs.Each district has the District Implementation and Monitoring Committee which is supported by the District Coordinator, while at the state level the State Nodal Officer is guided by the state level Committee.
It has introduced Uniform and Band along with a structured programme of formation of five teams of cadets
exclusively in all NGC School Eco Clubs. These NGC Cadets are the Green Brigade of the school, protecting the natural resources from misuse and promoting the conservation of the natural resources. These NGC Cadets are getting the pride place during the National Days when they participate in full NGC Uniform during the ceremonial parades along with other uniformed forces of the country.