Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 705-712 January-March 2015




Syed Tanvir Badruddin

Department of Sociology, Milliya Artís, Science and Management College, Beed, Maharashtra (INDIA)


Received on : October 05, 2014




The government machinery alone cannot effectively cope-up with the task of pollution control until supported by the masses. The need of participation of masses in achieving the targets committed in the policy statements for abatement of pollution has been felt strongly. Public interests litigations have successfully demonstrated that responsible and concerned NGOs and public spirited individuals can bring about significant pressure on polluting industries for adopting pollution control measures. NGOs being one of the most effective media to reach the people these days, may play a significant role in environment protection. There are more than 3 million NGOs and voluntary organization in India out of which large numbers of them are focused on Air and water pollution. They played very important role in conservation of natural resources and environmental protection. The fundamental objectives of NGOs is to act as catalyst in bringing about local, national and international initiative and community participation in overall improvement in quality of life. It would also help the government to obtain relevant information for promoting and facilitate the implementation of major environmental programs. Environmental NGOs can play a crucial role in helping to plug gaps by conducting research to facilitate policy development, building institutional capacity and facilitating independent dialogue with civil society to help people live more sustainable lifestyle. A non-government organization is a social services organization working towards a better society. NGOs create awareness among the public on current environmental issues and solutions. Also protecting, the natural resources and entrusting the equitable use of resources. They also transferring information through newsletters, brochures, , articles, audio visual etc. organizing seminars, lectures and group discussing for promotion of environmental awareness. They help villages administrative officials in preparation, application and execution of projects on environmental protection. India has a number of NGOs that work in the field of environment protection. For Assam Science Society, Bombay Natural History Society, Center for Environmental Education, Center for Science and Environment, CPR Environment Education Center, Kerala Sastra Sahitiya Parishad, Kalpavriksh, Narmada Bachao Andolan etc. This research paper outlines the important role that can be played by non-governmental organizations (NGOs ) in helping to tackle environmental issues in India


Keywords : NGOs, Environment protection, Social services, Awareness, Environmental issues