Unit - I
Definition, Scope and Importance, Need for Public Awareness - Environment definition, Ecosystem - Balanced ecosystem, Human activities - Food, Shelter, Economic and social Security.
Effects of human activities on environment - Agriculture, Housing, Industry, Mining and Transportation activities, Basics of Environmental Impact Assessment. Sustainable Development.
Unit - II
Natural Resources - Water Resources - Availability and Quality aspects. Water borne diseases, Water Induced diseases, Fluoride problem in drinking water. Mineral Resources, Forest Wealth, Material cycles - Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur Cycles.
Energy - Different types of energy, Electro-magnetic radiation. Conventional and Non-Conventional sources - Hydro Electric, Fossil Fuel based, Nuclear, Solar, Biomass and Biogas. Hydrogen as an alternative future source of Energy.
Unit - Ill
Environmental Pollution and their effects. Water pollution, Land pollution, Noise pollution, Public Health aspects, Air Pollution, Solid waste management, e-waste management.
Current Environmental Issues of Importance : Population Growth, Climate Change and Global warming - Effects, Urbanization, Automobile pollution. Acid Rain, Ozone Layer depletion, Animal Husbandry,
Unit - IV
Environmental Protection - Role of Government, Legal aspects, initiatives by Non-governmental Organizations (NGO), Environmental Education, Women Education.