Eco-Club is initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Govt. of India as a project named National Green Corps (NGC) for creating environmental awareness. Launched in 2001-02, it aims at building cadres of young children working towards environmental conservation and sustainable development. Initially, Eco club was set up only in school level institutions across the country. Recently, MoEFCC, Govt. of India launched and widened the extent this club to include 100 colleges in every state. In Assam, this Eco Club is supported by Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) as a Nodal Agency. Among 100 colleges of Assam, Silapathar Science College has also been selected by ASTEC, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Assam for setting up an Eco club vide letter no. ASTEC/ENV/1856/2018/398 dated 25.1.2019.
Prime objectives of NGC:
1. Creating environmental awareness among masses.
2. Environment education and capacity building of young children.
3. Environmental conservation and sustainable development.