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Directory on “Environmental NGOs in India”-10th Edition, 2015

releease 2.jpgThe Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, stated that the Government will bring out a new performance-based rating of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) working in the field of environment, to encourage the NGOs. The Minister said that NGOs are a bridge between the government and the people.


Releasing the 10th edition of the Directory of “Environmental NGOs in India - 2015” , Shri Javadekar said that NGOs create local resources, but work for the people. The Minister called for a need to add new features for the next edition, to make it even more useful, comprehensive and user-friendly. The Directory, now in its 10th edition, contains a list of about 2300 NGOs in all the States and Union Territories working towards environmental protection, conservation and awareness.


The Directory has been compiled by Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, WWF-India on behalf of the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). The database covers all relevant and useful information catalogued under various appropriate heads including minute details like the total strength of the permanent as well as part-time staff, number of members and geographical coverage in addition to the general information comprising the Name, Address, Status (registered/ Non-registered, Trust/ Society/ Group), and the commencement of activities.


release photograph.jpgThe main concerns of the Ministry are implementation of policies and programmes relating 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. While implementing these policies and programmes, the Ministry is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being. Community-based organisations, including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) play an important role in supplementing the efforts of the Government in achieving all-round environment protection and sustainable development.