Programmes of MoEF

Programmes of MOEF

Environmental Issues



Animal Welfare

  • Provision of Shelter Houses
  • Provision of Ambulance Services for animals in Distress
  • Scheme for Birth Control and Immunization of Stray Dogs
  • National Institute of Animal Welfare
  • Scheme for Relief to Animals during Natural Calamities and Unforeseen circumstances
  • Scheme for Scholarships to students for Study Abroad in Animal Welfare
  • Assistance to Animal Welfare Board of India
  • Assistance to Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals, (CPCSEA)
  • Good Practices in Animal Experimentation (CPCSEA)
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) of the CPCSEA.


Clean Technology

  • Development and Promotion of Clean Technology and Abatement of Pollution through preventive Strategies – Waste Minimisation

Climate Change

  • India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).


  • The Sustainable Land and Ecosystem Management (SLEM) Programme
  • Agro-forestry Manual

Conservation & Survey


  • National Wetland Conservation Programme
  • UNDP – CCF-II project on Biodiversity Covservation
  • UNDP – GEF project on Medicinal plant and FRLHT
  • National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP)
  • Biodiversity Conservation & Rural Livelihood Improvement Project (BCRLIP)
  • Financial assistance for improvement of infrastructural facilities in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Sections in popular Gardens and Centers of Ex Situ Conservation
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetland
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB)

Control of pollution

  • Assistance For Abatement Of Pollution
  • Programme for improvement of Quality of Automotive Fuels (Motor Gasoline and Diesel) for reducing Vehicular Pollution
  • Eco Labelling
  • Guidelines for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs)
  • Guidelines for submission of proposals under the Scheme Waste Minimisation in Small & Medium Industries (SMIs)

Environment Education

  • Environment Education, Awareness & Training (EEAT) Scheme
  • Programmes under Formal Environmental Education are:
  • Environment Education in School System
  • Environmental Appreciation Courses
  • Environmental concepts in Management and Business Studies
  • Programmes under Non-Formal Environmental Education are :
  • National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC)
  • Eco-clubs (NGC)
  • Mass Awareness

Environment Impact Assessment

  • Procedure for obtaining Environment Clearance for Mining Projects

Environment Research

  • Environment Research Programme (ERP)
  • Ecosystem Research scheme (ERS)
  • Eastern & Western Ghats Research Programme (E& WGRP)
  • Economic & Social Issues

Forest Conservation

  • The Guidelines on State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (State CAMPA)
  • Guidelines for diversion of forest land under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for various non-forest purposes

Forest Policy

  • National Forestry Action Programme (NFAP)
  • National Forest Policy

Forest Protection

  • Intensification of Forest Management Scheme
  • Integrated Forest Protection Schemes
  • Protection and Conservation Sacred Groves
  • Conservation and Restoration of unique vegetation & Ecosystems
  • Forest Invasive species
  • Preparedness for Meeting challenge of Bamboo flowering and improving Management of Bamboo Forests
  • Introduction of Modern Forest Fire Control Methods in India
  • Operational Guidelines for IFPS (Integrated Forest Protection Scheme)
  • Guidelines on Joint Forest Management (JFM) Programme, 2002

Hazardous Substances Management

  • Nodal point of International Conventions:
  • 1.Basel Convention
  • 2.Rotterdam convention
  • 3.Stolkholm  Convention
  • Chemical Safety
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Guidelines for Environmentally sound Management of E-waste

National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board

  • National Afforestation Programme (NAP)
  • Eco Development Forces Scheme
  • 20 Point Programme
  • Revised Operational Guidelines-2009 for NAP scheme

National River Conservation Directorate

  • National River Conservation Plan (NRCP)
  • National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP)

  • DPR guidelines for NRCP & NLCP

Project Elephant

  • Project Elephant


  • Guidelines on
    • Euthanasia in Elephants
    •  Guidelines for care and management of captive elephants

Project Tiger

  • Project tiger