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Citizens Charter

 

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA

DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE   CITIZENS CHARTER 

1. OUR MISSION

  • Strengthening environmental governance for maintaining environmental sustainability of the state
  • Integrating environmental aspects in the development processes
  • Investment in environmental management programmes in the state at community level
  • Create a civic movement on upkeep of environmental sustainability.
  2. OUR OBJECTIVES
  • Remembering at all times that we are in service to the people of the State whose welfare is our main motto.
  • Implementation of the policy of the Government of Kerala for the sustainability of development and care for environment.
  • Sustainable use of resources and better natural resource management in tune with developmental needs of the community.
  • Servicing as an agency for sustainable development and conservation of natural resources.
  • Development and implementation of action plan on climate change.
  • Provide services with integrity, transparency and accountability in the best interest of the State.
  3. OUR COMMITMENT
  • Take up State level environmental development programmes and implement them in collaboration with appropriate agencies.
  • Activities related to Action on Climate Change.
  • Administrative responsibilities of all environmentally related institutes being established in the State.
  • Investigate and take appropriate action on complaints related to Environmental (protection) Act 1986.
  • Conduct environment appraisal at planning level related to the developmental schemes of the State Government.
  • Scrutinize the environmental related proposals prepared by Government/non-Governmental organizations. 
  • Participate in various environmental technology related activities of Local Self Government Institutions, information on environmental technologies and database systems.
  •  Act as nodal Department to co-ordinate with other departments on matters related to environment, awareness generation, climate change management and Wetland management.
  4. OUR SERVICES
  • Develop, coordinate and cause to implement programme for ecorestoration of wetlands.
  • Develop and cause to implement river action plans.
  • Financially support research & developmental programmes on environmental aspects.
  • Establishing Bhoomithrasena clubs (eco-clubs) in colleges of the State and provide financial support for undertaking awareness and environmental protection activities.
  • Developing schemes for addressing climate change impacts.
  • Oversee and ensure the function of SEIAA & SEAC.
  • Provide support for conducting seminar/workshop etc on environment related subjects.
  

5. OUR PERFORMANCE

 ·        A comprehensive action plan for Periyar River basin prepared through consultants.

·        A programme for sanitation in the catchment of Sasthamcotta Wetland initiated entrusted to Kerala Suchitwa Mission.

·         A programme for ecorestoration of Kappithode in Alleppy district has been undertaken through KSPCB.

·        A programme on sustainable fish stock enhancement and livelihood improvement of Vellayani Lake implemented through ADAK.

·        Bhoomithrasena clubs established in 185 colleges/Higher Secondary Schools across the State with representatives in all districts.

·        Financially supported 16 R &D projects in various environmental aspects.

·         Biodiversity conservation of Kadalundi- Vallikunnu coastal community reserve undertaken.

·        Provided financial support for Marine Turtle conservation programme and estuary management at Kolavipalam.

·        Provide financial support for the construction of Modern abattoirs (slaughter houses) in Kalady and Kumily Panchayat.

·        Provided financial assistance for construction of a Windrow Compost plant in Rajakumari Panchayaths for addressing MSW management.

·        State Action Plan on Climate Change (Draft) prepared and submitted to Government of India with the approval of Government of Kerala.

·        Funded a study on the Carbon Emission reduction on Industrial PSU’s in Kerala.

·        Sponsored a study on community information based resource maps for Vembanad areas through ATREE.  

6. OUR RESOURCES

 A core group of technically qualified and experienced personnel provide necessary services in ensuring environmental commitments of the Government of Kerala. 

  7. OUR ORGANIZATION AND UNITS 

7.1                    ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT 

                                 Minister of Environment

                                      Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan

Hon'ble Chief Minister 

                                Secretariat (Environment)                       

                                              Additional Chief Secretary: Sri. V S Senthil  IAS

                                              Ph:0471- 2327795, 2518822

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                            Additional Secretary:

                                            Smt. K S. Sobhana

                                            Ph: 2333990, 2518030

  

 

7.2       DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 Website:   www.envt.kerala.gov.in

                                                                                    

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Officials presently holding key positions in the Directorate of Environment & Climate Change with their contact numbers are as follows:

1)    DIRECTOR  
       Smt. Padma Mahanti IFS

       Phone: 0471 2742554 (off)

       Fax: +91 471 274255

 

 

2) ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

       Sri. Muhammed Anzari

      Phone: 0471 2742264 (off)

 

3)     FINANCE OFFICER 

         Smt. Sobha. V.R

Phone:0471 2742264 (off)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

 Dr. Ajayakrishnan K 

   Phone: 0471 2742264(off)

 

  

 

5) GUIDANCE & HELPLINE Any officer of the Directorate can be contacted for any grievance redressal and guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated (Monday, 26 September 2016 06:28)