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Kerala 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.Later it was felt that the Environment Department is not having a Directorate or Head of the Department to support it in formulating schemes, plans, programmes and their execution. Several environment related projects, schemes already got sanctioned from the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India were at various stages of execution by different departments of Government and organizations. To carry out the functions on the subject matters allotted to the Environment Department, to scrutinize the environment related proposals prepared by different departments/ organizations and to coordinate the execution of the schemes, the service of technically qualified officers having field experience in the area- environment related subjects were actually seen required by the Environment Department. In order to achieve these objects, Government were pleased to set up Environment Management Agency Kerala vide G.O.(Ms.) No. 5/2007/Envt. Dated 28.7.2007. Consequently with the view to augment the capabilities of the Department it has been renamed as Department of Environment & Climate Change and existing Environment Management Agency Kerala is declared as the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change as per the G.O.(Ms.) No.06/10/Envt dated 18.12.2010.

Environment Department Organization:

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.

Notable Function of Environment Department :

  • Take up State level environmental development programmes and implement them in collaboration with appropriate agencies.
  • Take up State level developmental programmes (Plan, Non Plan, Externally aided, Centrally Sponsored Schemes etc.)
  • Activities related to National Action Plan on Climate Change.
  • Exercise administrative control of all environmentally related institutes being established in the State.
  • Investigate and take appropriate action on complaints related to Environment (Protection) Act 1986.
  • Conduct environmental appraisal at planning level related to the development schemes of the State Government.
  • Scrutinize the environment related proposals prepared by Government/ non Governmental organizations.
  • Involve in various environmental technology activities of Local Self Government institutions, information on environmental technologies and develop a database system.
  • The Department shall also be the nodal Department to co ordinate with other departments on matters related with Environment, awareness generation, Climate Change management etc.

Department Section:

S.NO Department Section Phone no
1 Environment Department 0471- 2518996

Kerala Environment Department Important Contact Details:

Shri.Oommen Chandy Chief Minister

Room No: 141
3rd Floor, North Block
Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram
Phone : 0471-2333812 , 2333682
Fax : 0471-2333489 Mob : 9495655500
E-MAIL :chiefminister@kerala.gov.in

Environment Department

Secretariat Annex Building
Room 604 , C Block,6th Floor
Government Secretariat
Thiruvanathapuram

Principal Secretary Shri. James Varghese IAS

0471-2321129
Ph:2322475, 2518880
E-mail: secy@env.kerala.gov.in

Directorate

Directorate of Environment & Climate Change
Social Forestry Complex
Vattiyoorkkavu P.O
Thiruvananthapuram & 695013

Shri.P. Sreekantan Nair Director

Directorate of Environment & Climate Change
Devikripa
Pallimukku, Pettah P.O
Thiruvananthapuram & 695024
Phone: 0471 2365554(off)
Fax: +91 471 2365554
E-mail: emakerala@gmail.com/ environmentdirectorate@gmail.com

Additional Secretary Shri.G. Rajeev

Phone: 2333990, 2518030

Environment Engineer

Smt. Sheela A.M

Phone :0471 2742264 (off); 04712320462 (res);
Fax: 0471-2742554
E-mail: sheelaamoses@gmail.com
Official Website:http://www.envt.kerala.gov.in

Related Websites of Environment Departments

S.NO Name of Website Link
1 Department of Environment & Climate Change www.envt.kerala.gov.in
2 Kerala State Pollution Control Board www.keralapcb.org
3 Center for Earth Science Studies (CESS) www.kscste.kerala.gov.in
4 Kerala School of Science www.ksc.kerala.gov.in

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