Directorate of Environment
The main function of the Directorate of Environment in the state is policy planning, conservation, regulation, co-ordination and promotion of environment related issues along with its meaningful application in various developmental programmes to achieve the socio economic objectives of the State. The Directorate is mandated to enforce the Environment (Protection) Act , 1986 and subsequent rules in the state.
The Directorate of Environment implements plan schemes /works/ projects for advancing mass awareness and protection of the fragile environment in order to maintain a consistent balance between the development programmes and restoration of natural environment of Manipur. Besides these, data collection, information dissemination, research and development on the state specific environmental issues along with extension of services to different Government Departments/Academic Institution/NGOs on Water-Air-Soil quality through its R&D Laboratory, of which is considered to be the only referral laboratory in the state, are some of the prime activities of the department.
Responsibilities as per rules of Business
Directorate of Environment is responsible for all matters related to Environment and Ecology and nodal department
for Manipur Pollution Control Board and Environment Protection Council. This Department has also been
successfully enforcing/implementing various Acts & Rules laid down by the Ministry of Environment & Forests,
Government of India.
- The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Rules 1975.
- The Air ((Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Rules 1982.
- The Environment ( Protection )Act 1986 and Rules 1988.
As a part of the central government programmes, the office is also responsible for preparation of
- State Environment Policy under the guidelines of NEP 2006.
- State Action Plan on Climate Change with the objectives of NAP on CC.
- Action taken report in respect of environment related Supreme Court cases, like hazardous waste management, radiation pollution, shortage of drinking water, etc.
Function of Directorate of Environment
- Policy Planning
- Monitoring & Evaluation
The Directorate of Environment is also the State Nodal Agency /State Unit for
- Environmental Clearance (EC) – For environmental clearance the Directorate has received 55 Nos. of proposals from different departments.
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA) for land acquisition – So far the Directorate has received about 30 Nos. of proposals from different departments for SIA.
- Wetland Conservation – The Directorate has identified 21 wetlands for conservation.
- Climate Change (CC) – State action plan on Climate Change has been prepared.
Ongoing Plan Schemes
The Directorate of Environment is presently implementing 17 approved plan schemes with community participation which may serve as an approach for strategies and action plan to check environmental degradation and to combat climate change impact in the state. The plan schemes are as follows :
- Eco-Development Programme
- Environment Education Programme
- Environment Monitoring Cell
- Solid Waste Management
- Environmental Information Dissemination
- Multi- Disciplinary Scientific Study of Catchment Area of Major River Basins
- Prevention and Control of Pollution
- Information Technology (IT)
- Natural Resources.
- Environment Impact Studies.
- GIS Applications/Techniques/Tools/Training
- Ecology and Environment (Conservation of Wetlands and Lakes)
- Climate Change
- Environmental Research and Developmental Programme
- Environment Planning and Management
- Management and Conservation of Water bodies
- Cultural and Traditional Ecology
Review of progress and achievement during Annual Plan 2017-18
- Improvement of Road Median Plantation with introduction of ornamental species from Niyaipat Chuthek to Airport Gate (6 Kms.) is completed.
- Observance of International events like Earth Day -22nd April’17, Observance of World Environment Day – 5th June 2017, Observation of International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer –16th September, 2017 had been completed.
- Development and Conservation of Natural Resources at Kakching Khunou Hongbiban is under progress.
- Development and conservation of waterbody at Huikap, Imphal East is under progress.
- Conservation study of wetland / waterbody at Uttrapat Bishnupur District is under progress.
- Development and conservation of Water bodies and ecosystem of Nungkot Sarbei Machengpat at Andro is under progress.
- Development and conservation of Ngaloi Water fall at Churachandpur is under progress.
- Improvement and maintenance work for conservation of Yaral Pat/ Water body is continuing.
- Installation of Climate Sensor for weather monitoring/ Strengthening / augmentation of the Climate Change Cell of the office is under progress.
- Improvement and maintenance work at Ningshingkhun Biodiversity Park, Jiribam is continuing.
- Improvement and maintenance work for Biodiversity Conservation & Beautification of Irong Waterbody is under progress.
- Improvement of Ecological & Environment Parks at Hangen Wakon Park, Potshangbam, Imphal West is under progress.
- Maintenance of existing State Botanical Garden at Khonghampat is continuing.
- Improvement work of Eco-park at Santhel, Andro, Imphal East is completed.
- Eco-Development & Beautification of Shri Shri Govindaji Temple Campus is completed.
- Sustainable Livelihood & Ecosystem Service through Scientific Springhead Management in different districts are under progress.
- Systematic studies of Sacred groves/ Sacred sites/ community groves of Manipur is being completed soon.
- River quality monitoring for pollution abatement is continuing.
- Dissemination of Environment information through electronic & print media is continuing.
- Documentation of Natural Resources Information and conservation works of Hills and Valley districts is being completed within January 2018.
Emergency/Helpline No.- 0385-2442318
Dr. Y. Nabachandra Singh,
Director, Directorate of Environment, Govt. of Manipur.
For more information Visit http://www.environmentmanipur.com/