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Environmental Awareness and Practice among Undergraduate girl Student of Purulia District, West Bengal, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Purulia Nistarini College, Purulia, West Bengal, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, Bankura Sammilani College, Bankura, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 14-18, June,22 (2016)


This paper mainly focused to understand the environmental awareness related to global and local environmental problem, health hazards, idea about environmental laws, among undergraduate girl students. The survey was conducted on 122 rural and urban undergraduate girl student randomly selected from different stream and class in the district of Purulia, West Bengal, India. The study is questionnaire in nature. The study is also design to know girl students environmental practices with regard to the preference of types of cosmetics uses, plastic bags, its uses and disposal, alternative uses against plastic bags and their participation in various environment related awareness programmes. For successful implementation of environment protection strategy, community especially women’s participation is much more needed. For this purpose a holistic understanding of the current status of environmental awareness and practice among undergraduate girl student of Purulia district is evaluated.


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