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Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC)

The Gujarat Ecology Commission was established in 1992 by the Forest & Environment Department of the Government of Gujarat.

The main purpose of the Commission appointment was the Gujarat Government aim to set up an apex body in charge of implementing a comprehensive policy encompassing aspects of pollution control, environmental upgradation and improved ecological management.

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Shri Arvind Agrawal, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, (Forests & Environment)

Shri Arvind Agrawal, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, (Forests & Environment)

1st floor, Udhyog Bhavan,
Sector 11, Gandhinagar – 382011,
Gujarat, India.

079-23251051, 23251053

079-23252156

secfed@gujarat.gov.in

Head of the Department
23.2226915
72.6468255
23.2256915
72.6468255
Gujarat Ecology Commission
1st floor, UdhyogBhavan,
Sector 11, Gandhinagar – 382011,
Gujarat, India.

Objectives

  • To plan and work for the restoration of degraded ecosystems (with special emphasis on degraded lands) in the state.
  • To act as an umbrella organization for accreditation of various NGOs seeking funds for restoration of degraded ecosystems, and
  • To raise ecological awareness and to develop a conservation ethos among the people of Gujarat.

The approach adopted by the Commission therefore includes the following

  • To evolve a micro planning strategy at village level with the active participation of community based organizations, particularly women and other weaker sections and undertake restoration/ plantation activities so as to create models.
  • To establish linkages among various Government departments, scientists, subject experts, NGOs and Industries towards developing a common vision of an ecologically sustainable development in the state of Gujarat.
  • To sensitize the general public regarding importance of conservation of environment through multi pronged initiatives.

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