Baramulla: On the eve of world environmental day, an awareness camp was held at district hospital Baramulla on Tuesday.
The environmental challenges and approaches to combat were discussed threadbare and a pledge was taken to contribute to a healthy environment campaign.
On the occasion Medical Superintendent District Hospital Baramulla Dr Syeed Masood gave emphasis on cleanliness drives and clean surroundings. He spoke about depleting ozone levels and raised the issue of rational allocation of carbon credits to industrialised nations.
Meanwhile, a seminar was held in Pattan area of the district in which large number of people, school children and others participated. The seminar was organised by Block Medical Officer Pattan.
The day is being celebrated since 1974 with various projects across the world to address environmental problems.
On the occasion, BMO pattan said: “Every year, up to 13 million tons of plastic leak into our oceans, where it smothers coral reefs and threatens vulnerable marine wildlife. The plastic that ends up in the oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year, and it can persist for up to 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates.”