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The Department of Environment has been assigned responsibility of improving the overall Environmental Quality in Delhi. The Department is actively engaged in overall environmental assessment, monitoring, protection and awareness rising among the people of Delhi. Multi-dimensional approach is being adopted by the Department for promotion, conservation and preservation of Environment. The activities of Department of Environment are:

  • Motivating citizens of Delhi to keep surroundings clean and green.

  • Promoting an ethos of conservation of water by minimizing the use of water and wastage of water.

  • Motivating the citizens to imbibe habits and life styles supportive of minimum waste generation, source separation of waste, disposing off the waste at the nearest storage point.

  • Composting horticulture waste, to use it as manure for kitchen gardens, nurseries, parks etc.

  • Creating awareness among public and sanitary workers to stop the indiscriminate burning of waste/leaves that causes air pollution.

  • Sensitizing the citizens to minimize the use of plastic bags. Not to throw them in public places as they choke drains and sewers. Being non-biodegradable they cause water logging and provide breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also, to encourage the use of eco-friendly alternatives like jute, cloth & recycled paper bags, etc.

  • Organizing Tree plantation programmes in schools, residential areas, parks, industrial areas etc.

  • Creating awareness for celebrating festivals like Dusshera, Diwali, Holi in an eco friendly manner.

  • Educating the citizens about reuse of waste material by promoting the concept of the three R's i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

  • Coordinating with the various Departments/Agencies to combat climate change issues such as energy conservation, water conservation by recycling of water, rain water harvesting, green building concept, use of renewable energy, installation of CFL, promotion of battery operated vehicle.


Pr. Secretary (Environment), is the Head of the Environment Department and is also the Chairman of Delhi Pollution Control Committee which is basically a regulatory body under Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT, Delhi for the implementation for various pollution control acts and rules.He is assisted by the Addl. Secretary, Environment who is also the Member Secretary of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

Dy.Secretary, Environment is supervising all departmental activities including administrative and accounts matters of the Department and is also the Competent Authority for providing information under the Right to Information Act.

Director, Sr. Scientific Officers and Scientists are implementing the plan schemes pertaining to Environment Department and handling other technical matters related to environment and pollution control.

Research Associates & Environmental trainees from various Institutes like Delhi University, Indraprastha University, TERI, and JNU

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