M. Veerappa Moily is the new Environment and Forests Minister
The current Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Marpadi Veerappa Moily, has been assigned an additional charge of the Environment and Forests Ministry after the exit of Jayanthi Natarajan.
Ministry of Environment & Forests ( MoEF)
The MoEF is the chief agency in the administrative framework of the Central Government accountable for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India’s environmental and forestry policies and programmes.
The main concerns of MoEF are implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to conservation of the country’s natural resources including its lakes and rivers, its biodiversity, forests and wildlife, ensuring the welfare of animals, and the prevention and abatement of pollution.