The Geography Programme, School of Tribal Resource Management, KISS-DU, organised an interdisciplinary talk on World Ozone Day on 16th September 2023. There was a stimulating discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. This year’s theme was “Montreal Protocol: fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change”. Faculties from Science, Arts and Commerce were invited as distinguished speakers. Other faculties from the School of Tribal Resource Management, Research Scholars and Students attended this event.

At the outset, Dr. Arpana Premi Lina Oraon, Associate Professor, Geography Programme, welcomed all the participants. She introduced the theme of this year, the importance of the day and creating awareness against the depleting ozone layer. Mrs. Sangita Parida, faculty of the Botany Programme, explained the causes and the impact of Ozone depletion on plant life. Prof. R.N. Swain, Professor of Commerce, focused on the new opportunities from ozone depletion like EV, Health and business sectors. Dr. Sweta Arora, Assistant Professor of Zoology, explained the impacts of ozone depletion on animal life and suggested ways to reduce pollution. Dr Vimal Pandey, Associate Professor of Botany, described the present scenario of the ozone layer, root cause, impact and how we could reduce the gaseous pollution harmful to the ozone layer. He shared some innovative ideas like earthen pot and Aloe Battery and suggested thinking and researching new ways to mitigate this depletion.

Mrs. Saurava Goswami, faculty in Geography, concluded the talk with feedback, shared views and thoughts on the topic, and proposed a formal vote of thanks.