The Coimbatore Corporation on Friday conducted the earth hour meeting at its premises. The meeting follows the selection of Coimbatore by the World Widlife Fund to introduce schemes to protect environment and also create awareness among residents.

The Corporation will work with Kochi, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Jaipur in initiating measures to protect the environment, a release says. At the introductory meeting, WWF representatives Aarti and Kiran addressed a gathering that included Corporation Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy, senior civic body officials and other stake holders.

The Corporation, the release says, will take steps to create awareness among the residents on the problems that it is confronted with.