The following items of work have been allocated to the Ministry of Environment & Forests:
Environment and Ecology, including environment in coastal waters, in mangroves and coral reefs but excluding marine environment on the high seas;
Environmental Research and development , education, training , information and awareness.
Environment Impact Assessment
Forest Development Agency and Joint Forest Management Programme for Conservation, management and afforestation.
Survey and Exploration of Natural Resources particularly of Forests , flora ,Fauna , Ecosystems etc.
Bio-diversity Conservation including that of lakes and Wetlands.
Conservation, development , management and abatement of pollution of rivers which shall include National river Conservation Directorate.
Wildlife conservation, preservation, protection planning , research , education, training and awareness including Project Tiger and Project Elephant.
International Co-operation on issues concerning Environment , Forestry and Wildlife .
Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and Botanical Gardens.
Zoological Survey of India(ZSI).
National Museum of Natural History(NMNH).
Biosphere Reserve Programme.
National Forests Policy and Forestry Development in the country , including Social Forestry.
All matters relating to Forest and Forest Administration in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands .
Indian Forest Service.
Wildlife Preservation and protection of wild birds and animals.
Fundamental and applied Research training including higher education in Forestry.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.
National Assistance to Forestry Development Schemes.
Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), Bangalore.
Afforestation and Eco-development which shall include National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB).
Desert and Desertification.
Forest Survey of India .
Indian Institute of Bio-diversity , Itanagar.
Central Pollution Control Board.
G.B.Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development.
Wildlife Institute of India and Indian board for wildlife.
Indian Institute of Forests Management.
Central Zoo Authority including National Zoological Park.
Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Forests & Plantation Development Corporation Ltd.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
Matters relating to pounds and cattle trepass.
Gaushalas and Gaudsadans.
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960).
The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995 (27 of 1995).
The National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997 ( 22 of 1997).
The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act,1974 (6 of 1974).
The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act,1977 ( 36 of 1977).
The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981 ( 14 of 1981).
The Indian Forest Act,1927 (16 of 1927).
The Wildlife (Protection) Act,1972 ( 53 of 1972).
The Forest (Conservation) Act,1980 (69 of 1980).
The Environment(Protection), Act,1986 (29 of 1986).
The Public Liability Insurance Act,1991 ( 6 of 1991)