WORK AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Environment Department mandate is to deal with compliance of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 /Rules, 1986& all the other rules formed under the act, specially Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules,2016, Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, e-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016,Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016.
DoECC will fulfill the need of a dedicated government level organization for assessment/ study of implications of environmental impacts brought forward by the RSPCB, Biodiversity Board, Scientific Institutions, other government bodies, academic/ R & D institutions & civil society & select technologies & processes relevant for addressing environmental concerns. This would facilitate deployment & allocation of resources to specific areas for specific interventions for environmental conservation.
The Directorate would exercise administrative control of all existing environmentally related institutes & also which are being established & would be established in the state.
The Directorate will conduct environmental appraisal at planning level related to developmental schemes, formulate & execute schemes, plans, programmes for environmental conservation. It would scrutinize the environment related proposals prepared by other government agencies & Non-Government organizations.
The Directorate would take up & implement & monitor State level Environmental Development Programmes incollaboration with the concerned agencies in field. It will also implement State Level Development Programmes (Plan, Non Plan, Externally Aided, Centrally Sponsored Schemes etc) & Central aided schemes & programs.
The Directorate will be primarily responsible for assessment of environment trends in the state, analysis of the need of government intervention for protecting & improving the environment through appropriate programmes & policies. It will render policy advice to the government on administration, economic, fiscal & market related governance mechanisms.
The Directorate will work as the administrative & management focal point for autonomous institutions which are to be set up in future such as Wetland Authority, National Environment Tribunal, State Environment Protection Authority etc.
The Directorate will be the nodal agency to co-ordinate with the line departments for implementation of the Acts & Waste Management Rules & will facilitate their linkages with environment technology providers, awareness generation, & civil society for environmentally sensitive decentralized planning & implementation.
The Directorate will implement the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
Different environment related projects, schemes supported & sanctioned by Govt. of India being implemented by various Departments & Organizations will be coordinated by the Directorate.
Directorate will investigate & take appropriate action on complaints related to Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.