About the Directorate of Environment

The  main role and 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.


Vision/Approach of the Department :

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 combat climate change scenario in the state – a burning issue in the global context.


The Directorate of Environment is the Regional Resource Agency (RRA) in Manipur for implementation of the National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) of the MoEF The ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Centre, established in the Environment Department under the sponsorship of MoEF, is playing a vital role as a comprehensive networking partner of the country for environmental information collection, collation, storage, retrieval and dissemination to different users.         


Function of Directorate of Environment :

I. Policy Planning

II. Conservation

III. Regulatory

IV. Co-ordination

V. Promotion

VI. Implementation

VII. Monitoring & Evaluation




Responsibility as per rules of Business :

Directorate of Environment is responsible for all matters related to Environment and Ecology and all matters related to State Pollution Control Board and Environment Protection Council. This Department has also been successfully enforcing/implementing the various Acts & Rules laid down by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.

a) The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Rules 1975.

b) The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 and Rules 1982.

c) 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.


Ongoing Plan Schemes :


1. Eco-Development Programme

2. Environment Information Dissemination

3. Environment Education Programme

4. Environment Monitoring Cell

5. Multi-Disciplinary Scientific Study of Catchment Area of Major Basins

6. Prevention and control of Pollution

7. Solid Waste Management

8. Natural Resources

9. Environment Impact Studies

10. Information Technology (IT)

11. GIS Applications/Techniques/Tools/Training

12. Ecology and Environment (Conservation of Wetlands and Lakes)

13. Climate Change

14. Environmental Research and Developmental Programme

15. Environment Planning and Management

16. Management and Conservation of Waterbodies

17. Cultural and Traditional Ecology

























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