Mangaluru, June 28, 2015: Acts and rules alone cannot contribute to environment protection. The rules must be effectively implemented while also sensitizing the public on the issue, said State Forest Minister B Ramanatha Rai.
He was speaking at the World Environment Day Programmes and Environment Award presentation ceremony held at the Gorakshanath Auditorium near the Kadri Park on June 27, Saturday under the aegis of DK District Administration and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board.
Vijay Kumar, Secretary of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, KV Rao, Chief of Pilikula Science Centre, Nigam B Vasani, President of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and others were present. Prizes were awarded to winners of various contests.
Education Officer Sadananda Poonja administered the Environment Day oath. MSEZ, Mukka Sea Food, Ajith Enterprises, Yenepoya University, HPCL, KIOCL, JBF, St Aloysius College and Subrahmanya, Sangabettu and Laila Gram Panchayats were awarded for their contribution to Environment Protection and Fuel Conservation.