Train To Spread Awareness On Climate Change

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Bhubaneshwar: A Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) train will hold exhibitions at four stations under East Coast Railway (ECoR) to create awareness about climate change and similar issues.

The exhibition on wheels is slated to be at Bhadrak, Puri, Chhatrapur and Kottavalasa between 9 and 23 May, an ECoR statement said in Bhubaneswar.
The 16-coach train is an initiative of the Centre’s department of science & technology in collaboration with the ministry of environment, forest & climate change, department of bio-technology and ministry of railways.

The exhibition will convey a message about climate change and provide an opportunity to generate dialogue and discussion. The state-of-the-art exhibition aims to create awareness among various sections of society as to how climate change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation, it said.

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The exhibits in 8 coaches developed by MoEFCC, is exclusively devoted to information, case studies and material related to various aspect of climate change, the underlying science, impacts, adaptation activities, mitigation solutions and policy approaches in a manner that is easy to understand for not just school students but also the general people.

It would be open for public viewing at Bhadrak Railway Station from 9-12 May (except May 10 since it is a holiday), at Puri from 13 to 16 May, at Chhatrapur from 17 to 19 May and at Kottavalasa from 20 to 23 May. The timings will be from 10 am to 6 pm on the nominated days.