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Department of Environment

1) Introduction:

The Department of Environment has been functioning independently since 2018 (27/06/2018) after bifurcation of Dept of Science, Technology & Environment (DST&E)  which was established in the year 1983 as a Secretariat Administrative Department at Panaji, and is now  located in Porvorim.

2) Organization:

The Department is headed by the Director who is also the ex-officio Joint Secretary to the Government. The Department implements environmental projects relevant to the State, and enforcement of “environmental protection/pollution control” laws. The mandate of the Department is executed through various statutory and non-statutory agencies/authorities.

3) Functions:

  • Promotion of appropriate environmental projects relevant to the needs of the State.
  • Implementation of environmental awareness drives.
  • Publications of papers, brochures and books etc. relevant to Environment.
  • Administration of statutory and advisory bodies on S &T and Environment.
  • Drafting of environmental legislations proposed by the Government.
  • Nodal Agency to implement ‘State/Central’ Acts/Legislations on environment and pollution control through the respective enforcement authorities.
  • The Mandate of the Department is to take the State of Goa in the forefront of sustainable development through the applicability of modern Science and Technology coupled with judicious environmental management to conserve the rich ecology of Goa.
  • The motto is to achieve development through conservation.

4) Mandate

The Department is executed through various statutory and non-statutory agencies/authorities listed below :-

  • Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB);
  • Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA);(06 No Contract staff) (04 –Data Entry Operator)
  • Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB);(09 contract staff)
  • Goa Environment Protection Council (GEPC);
  • Goa State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA);
  • Goa State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC);
  • Goa State Wetland Authority (GSWA); (GSBB staff)
  • Goa State Level Steering Committee for Climate Change; (GSBB staff)

 

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Shri.Johnson B.Fernandes
Director /Jt.Secretary- Department of Environment
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address
Department of Environment,
1st Floor,Pandit Deendayal Upadhay Bhavan,
Behind Pundalik Devasthan, Near Sanjay School,Porvorim, Bardez - Goa
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08322416581/82/83/84/85
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Shri.Sanjeev Joglekar
Officer On Special Duty(O.S.D)


address
Department of Environment,
1st Floor,Pandit Deendayal Upadhay Bhavan,
Behind Pundalik Devasthan,
Near Sanjay School,Porvorim, Bardez - Goa
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Mrs.Sumedha Savaikar
Library Asst


address
Department of Environment,
1st Floor,Pandit Deendayal Upadhay Bhavan,
Behind Pundalik Devasthan,
Near Sanjay School,Porvorim, Bardez - Goa
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