An environmental information dissemination centre (EIDC) was set up in Chennai Corporation Middle School in Choolai, Tamil Nadu on 6 January 2014.
An environmental information dissemination centre (EIDC) is a part of the National Green Crops (NGC). An EIDC is a central resource which will aid students and teachers in learning about environment related topics such as pollution and energy conservation.
The centre is well equipped with a resource room that is provided with books, multimedia and television and a laboratory where teachers will be trained to use soil, water and air testing kits.
The centre will be accessible to Chennai Corporation, government, government –aided and private schools that are members of NGC.
National Green Crops was setup by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2001. The NGC is a major initiative for creating environmental awareness among children. The NGC is a unique partnership between the MoEF, the states government agencies, NGOs who are working in the field of Environment Education.