ESTABLISHED: 14 September 1993
MISSION: The Council acts as a "think-tank" on important environmental policy matters and advises the Ministry of Environment & Forests in its work on environmental policy and planning matters of national concern.
a. COMPOSITION(Number of members per sector):
Ministries and governmental agencies: 31 Non-Governmental Organizations: 13 Academic/Research Institutions: 19 Business/Productive Sector: 10 Others: 28 TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 101*
*Note: plus "Environmental Ministers of all States/UTS"
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:
CHAIRMAN: Prime Minister VICE CHAIRMAN: Minister for Environment and Forests Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests Inspector General of Forests, Ministry of Environment and Forests Secretary, Department of Power Secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport Secretary, Ministry of Industry Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development Finance Secretary Secretary, Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources Secretary, Ministry of Mines Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Director General, Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Director General, Department of Tourism Director General, Archeological Survey of India Director, Industrial Toxicological Research Centre Director, Botanical Survey of India Director, Zoological Survey of India Director, National Institute of Oceanography Director, National Environment Engineering Research Institute Director, Tata Energy Research Institute Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management Director, Wildlife Insitute of India Director, GB Pant Himalayan Environment & Development Institute Director, National Museum of Natural History Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board Chairman, National Thermal Power Corporation Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Chairman, University Grants Commission Member of Planning Commission (dealing with Environment) President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India President, Confederation of Indian Industry Chairman, Federation of Small Industry Chairman, National Hotel Federation Chairman, World Wide Fund for Nature, India Chairman, National Consumers' Federation Five from amongst persons who have been awarded prizes/fellowships by the Ministry for special achievements in forestry or pollution control: Shri Sant Kumar Bishnoi; Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt; Shri Annasaheb Hazare; Shri M.C. Mehta; Smt. Vandana Shiva Three Members of the Lok Sabha to be nominated by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Two members of the Rajya Sabha to be nominated by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Five representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Shri Anil Agarwal, Center for Science and Environment Shri Askok Khosla, Development Alternatives Shri Shyam Chainani, Bombay Environmental Action Group Smt. Nandita Krishna, CPR Environment Centre Shri B. Pathak, Sulabh International Three Eminent Environmentalists: Shri Duleep Mathai; Shri B.B. Vohra; Shri M.N. Buch Three Eminent Scientists: Shri M.S. Swaminathan; Shri S. Ramachandran; Shri Madhav Gadgil Three Eminent Journalists/Media persons: Shri Daryll D'Monte; Shri Vir Sanghvi; Shri Ramesh Agarwal Three Eminent Industrialists: Shri H.S. Singhania; Shri A.L. Muthaiah; Shri Ratan Tata Non-official members from the following Authorities/Boards to be nominated by the Chairman: Shri Biplab Basu, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board Mrs. Usha Rai, National Waste Management Council Shri Bittoo Sehgal, Animal Welfare Board Shri Ashok Kumar, Central Zoo Authority Dr. T.N. Khoshoo, Central Ganga Authority Central Board of Forestry (not constituted as yet) Shri Deb Roy, Indian Board for Wildlife Environment Ministers of all States/UTS