Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the natural environment and humans.
Our mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality.
Major environmental issues in India
India's population growth adds pressure to environmental issues and its resources.
- Forest and agricultural degradation of land
- Preservation and quality of forests,
- Resource depletion (water, mineral, forest, sand, rocks etc.),
- Environmental degradation
- Public health
- Loss of biodiversity
- Loss of resilience in ecosystems
- Livelihood security for the poor
- Air pollution
- Poor management of waste
- Growing water scarcity
- Falling groundwater tables
- Water pollution
We fulfill our mission by developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that regulate clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. Our departments are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws.
- Ensure sustainable and equitable use of resources without degrading the environment or risking health or safety
- Prevent and control degradation of Land, Water, Vegetation and Air
- Conserve and enhance natural and man-made heritage, including biological diversity of unique ecosystems
- Improve condition and productivity of degraded areas
- Raise awareness and understanding of the link between environment and development
- Promote individual and community participation
- Promote international cooperation