Earlier the Regional Offices were not empowered : Javadekar
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today said that the functioning of the Regional Offices under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is being reviewed to strengthen the compliance mechanism. The Minister said that the strength of the staff and resources will be augmented to make them more efficient. A meeting, held in the Ministry today, considered suggestions on Regional Offices to further strengthen them. The Minister said that the Regional Offices form the arms of implementation on air pollution, water pollution, environment and forest clearance and other subjects. He said that Regional Offices play a very important role. ‘However, earlier the Regional Offices were not empowered’, Shri Javadekar added. He also said that Regional Offices are an effective tool to reach out to people and a major instrument of implementation of all the laws under which the Ministry functions.