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Environment

 

Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
 
 
Office of the Chief Minister
3rd Floor, North Block, Secretariat,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
PIN- 695001
Tel: 0471 – 2333241 
FAX: 0471 – 2333489
E-mail: chiefminister@kerala.gov.in
Residence: 0471 – 2314853, 2318406
Website: www.keralacm.gov.in
Environment Department

South Sandwich Block
Room – SSBT II, 4th Floor
Government  Secretariat
Thiruvanathapuram - 695 001

E-mail: environmentas40@yahoo.com

Department of Environment & Climate Change

Department of Environment & Climate Change (DoECC)
Devikripa
Pallimukku
Pettah P.O
Thiruvananthapuram – 695024
Website : www.envt.kerala.gov.in

Director, DoECC

Phone: 0471 2742264(off)
Fax: +91 471 2742554
E-mail:  environmentdirectorate@gmail.com

 
 

About Environment Department

 
A new Department by name Environment Department was formed by delinking the subject 'Environment' from the then existing Science, Technology and Environment Department, vide G.O. (Ms) No.10/2006/GAD dated 06.01.2006.
 
Mission and Vision of the Department

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board and the Kerala State Biodiversity Boards comes under the administrative control of this Department. Various activities for pollution control and biodiversity conservation are carried out through the Boards. An Environment management Agency was also formed vide GO (Ms) No. 5/2007/Envt. dated 28.07./07 for strengthening the Department and for coordinating activities related to environment carried out by various Departments.
Subjects   allotted to Environment Department

1. All matters relating to environment and allied matters dealt with by the Nodal Department.
 
2. Administration of  Biodiversity Act and  Rules,  Kerala  State Biodiversity Board and allied matters.
 
3. Administration of all Acts and Rules relating to Environmental Protection.
 
4. Environment awareness, creation of Eco-clubs and allied matters.
 
5.    Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
 
6. Climate change and allied matters.
 
7. River conservation programmes.
 
8. Environmental awards.
 
9. Environmental Research and Development.
 
The Environment Department shall be specially responsible for and charged with the following functions, namely:-
 
1.  It shall  be the Nodal  Department  in the State  in all subjects related to or impigning on environment or climate.
2.  It shall he responsible for and charged with the implementation of environment policy of the State, enforcement of the legislative, statutory and executive measures for protection and conservation of environment and climate of the State, except in the case of the subjects  specifically  allotted  to any other Departments  as per Part II of these rules.
 
3. It shall  be responsible  for  co-ordination of  the activities  of different Government Departments, Authorities, Institutions and Local Governments in the State, relating to environment and climate.
 
4. It shall ensure the Science and Technology inputs are an essential part of Government's  decision making process with regard to environmental issues concerning the State. It shall also ensure that the Scientific Research and Development activities in the related areas  and reports of scientific studies and technological innovations  are put to .effective implementation  or actionable Environment Management Schemes.
 
5. It shall be responsible for creating environmental awareness and providing environmental education among citizens especially students and members of the public through various public as well as Non Governmental Organizations.
 
6. It shall  facilitate  issues  of conservation of environment  and primary environment care through the decentralized planning and development system of the Local Self Governn1ent Institutions as an effective mechanism to ensure environmental protection at grass root level with popular participation.
 


Reference: 

(1)   G.O.(Ms)No.64/2006/GAD     dated 16.02.2006                                    
(2)   G.O.(Ms)No.279/2006/GAD   dated 27.10.2006                                    
(3)   G.O.(Ms)No.336/2007/GAD   dated 02.07.2007
(4)   G.O.(Ms)No.107/2017/GAD   dated 18.03.2017                               
 

Line Departments and other related Institutions

 

Department of Environment and Climate Change                                                                                                                                          

Address                            Devikripa, Pallimukku

                                          Pettah P.O
                                          Thiruvananthapuram-695024
Phone                               0471-2742264
Fax                                    0471-2742554
E-mail                               environmentdirectorate@gmail.com

 

 
 

Address                              Pattom. P. O.,
                                            Thiruvananthapuram-695004
Phone                                 0471-2312910,2318153, 2318154, 2318155
Fax                                      0471-2318152
Chairman                           2318150
Member Secretary           22318151
E-mail                                 KSPCB@keralapcb.org
Web                                    www.keralapcb.org



 Kerala State Biodiversity Board

Address                               L-14, Jai Nagar, Medical College P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011
Phone                                  0471-2740240
Fax                                       0471-2740234
E-mail                                  
Keralabiodiversity@gmail.com.    
Web                                     
www.keralabiodiversity.org

 

 

Schemes and Programmes

An Environment Management Agency was also formed vide G.O(Ms)No.5/2007/Envt dated 28.07.07 for strengthening the Department and for coordinating activities related to environment carried out by various Departments.

The following are some of the major schemes being implemented by the Environment Department.
1.Biodiversity Conservation
2.Eco Restoration of Wetlands
3.Environmental Research & Development
4.Environmental Education & Training
5.Air & Water Quality Monitoring
6.Environment Impact Assessment
7.Climate Change

Services/Activities

Action was taken through the Kerala State Pollution Control Board for banning plastic articles below 50 microns.
An organic farming policy for the State was formulated through the Kerala State Biodiversity Board.
Environment Policy for the State Government has already been declared.
 
ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT
Phone: No.0471- 2518996
1. All maters relating to Environment and allied matters.
2. Kerala State Biodiversity Board and Administration of Biodiversity Act
    and Rules and allied matters.
3. Administration of all Acts relating to Environmental Protection.
4. Environmental awareness creation, Eco-clubs and allied matters.
5. Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
6. Climate change and allied matters.
7. River Conservation programmes.
8. Environmental Awards.
9. Environmental Research and Development.
10.Environment Information System.
11.Administrative Control of Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority.
12.Water Appellete Authority.

Important officials

 

Additional Secretary

Ph: 0471 2333990, 2518030

Under Secretary

Ph: 0471 2517245

 

Two sections are functioning under the Department with following officials:

Section (A&B)Officers         -2 Ph: 0471 2518996 (A),  2517273 (B)
Assistants                              -5  
Confidential Assistant         -1  
Typists                                   -2  
Peons                                    -2  

 

Reference: G.O.(Ms) No.168/2006/GAD dated 19.06.06

Related Websites

 
Department of Environment & Climate Change  www.envt.kerala.gov.in
Kerala State Pollution Control Board  www.keralapcb.org
Kerala State Biodiversity Board www.keralabiodiversity.org
Kerala State Council for Science ,Technology & Enivornment www.kscste.kerala.gov.in
Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) www.cwrdm.org
Official Website of Troplical  Botanic Garden& Research Institute Kerala www.tbgri.in