Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)


Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is an Indian government ministry. The Minister of Environment and Forests holds cabinet rank as a member of the Council of Ministers. The ministry portfolio is currently held by Jayanthi Natarajan, Union Minister of Environment and Forests, who is assisted by two Ministers of State.

The ministry is responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating, and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programmes in the country. The main activities undertaken by the ministry include conservation and survey of the flora of India and fauna of India, forests and other wilderness areas; prevention and control of pollution; afforestation, and land degradation mitigation. It is responsible for the administration of the national parks of India.

Contents

Organization

List of environment ministers of India

Period Minister
2011-current Jayanthi Natarajan
2009-2011 Jairam Ramesh

See also

  • Awaaz Foundation - Conservation and environmental NGO
  • A Pledge for Clean and Green India

External links

It has some influence on agricultural ministry of India


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