New Delhi, February 17: In order to raise the awareness on climate change and its impacts, a special science express train was flagged off today. Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave and Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan flagged off science express train in Delhi to tour across the country. The Science Express Train will cover will cover 68 stations across 20 states.Mr Dave said, “Government is aiming to create awareness about climate change in every Indian citizen and making it a people's Movement. He also said that every small preventive measure counts in curbing climate change and people have crucial role to play. The train will cover over 19,000 kilometers and stop at 68 stations across 20 states.
Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the science express is going to spread awareness on climate change and ingrain culture of science in people. He said government is considering a special train for farmers’ welfare on the lines of Science expresses spreading awareness about best practices and modern methods in farming.
The Science express - climate change special train is provided with special coaches displaying energy conservation methods and best scientific techniques employed in conservation of energy. The train will tour throughout the country spreading awareness about climate change and preventive measures. The train has entered into Limca Book of records six times.
The state-of-the-art exhibition on board the SECAS aims to create awareness among various sections of society as to how climate change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation. Some of the broad themes of the coaches include underlying reasons for climate change, with a key message that the present change in the climate is due to human activities, impact of climate change and ways to reduce it, adaptation strategies and adaptation measures being taken by India among others.