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The Environment Department was created in 1982. According to the Rules of Business and official orders,the Department has the following functions:
  • Environment and ecology.
  • Prevention and control of pollution of air,water and land.
  • Co-ordination between departments and agencies of the State and the Union Government concerned with the policies and schemes relating to environment.
  • All matters connected with
     a) The West Bengal Pollution Control Board and
     b) The Bengal Smoke Nuisance Commission.
In December,1986 the Rules of Business were amended to include environmental clearance of State Government Projects by the Department of Environment.

On 5th June 1995 the Department framed an Environmental Policy Statement given as Appendix-I (See Other Issues).

The Department works mainly through :
  • The West Bengal Pollution Control Board
  • The Institute of Wetland Management & Ecological Design
  • Universities/Research Institutes
  • Other Government Organisations
  • Local Bodies
  • NGOs/Civil Society Organisations

Minister-in-Charge

Sri Sovan Chatterjee

Address: Prani Sampad Bhavan,
5th Floor, LB-2, Sector-III,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098
Phone: 23370238
Fax: 23212329
Email: sovan63@yahoo.co.in

Principal Secretary

Sri Arnab Roy, IAS

Address: Prani Sampad Bhavan,
5th Floor, LB-2, Sector-III,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098
Phone: 2337-0274
Fax: 2337-0273
Email: psecy.env.wb@gmail.com

Nodal Officer

Sri Bidyut Bhattacharya, Spl. Secretary

Address: Prani Sampad Bhavan,
5th Floor, LB-2, Sector-III,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098
Phone: 2337-0223
Fax: 2359-5954
Email: bhattacharya1956@gmail.com
Last updated on: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Information Source: Nodal Officer, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal
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