The TSR Subramanian Committee headed by
Shri TSR Subramanian today submitted its report to Shri Prakash Javadekar,
Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The Committee was
constituted to review the processes, laws and Acts of the Ministry. Speaking on
the occasion, Shri Javadekar said that the Report was a historic achievement
that would strengthen processes to balance developmental commitments and
environment protection. The recommendations of the Report would enhance
Ministry’s efforts to avoid undue delays and ensure transparency in clearances
and implementation of projects. Lauding the efforts of the Committee for
submitting the report in a short span of time, the Minister stated that
Ministry would expedite consultations with all stakeholders for the timely
implementation of the recommendations of the Committee.
remarks, Shri TSR Subramanian, Chairman of the Committee, said that the
committee had built on the existing mechanisms to optimize the efforts to
balance developmental imperatives causing least possible damage to environment.
The committee had undertaken wide-ranging consultations with stakeholders and
formulated action points to streamline Ministry’s efforts to strengthen
institutions and processes.
of Environment, Forests & Climate Change had appointed the High Level
Committee (HLC) to review the following Acts administered by the Ministry of
Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
(Protection) Act, 1986
(Conservation) Act, 1980
(Protection) Act, 1972
Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
terms of reference were as follows:-
assess the status of implementation of each of the above Acts vis-a-vis the objectives;
examine and take into account various court orders and judicial
pronouncements relating to these Acts;
recommend specific amendments needed in each of these Acts so as to bring them
in line with current requirements to meet objectives; and
(iv) To draft proposed amendments in each of the above Acts
to give effect to the proposed recommendations.
The composition of the Committee was
T.S.R. Subramanian, Chairman
Viswanath Anand, Member
(Retd.) Sh. A.K. Srivastav, Member
K.N. Bhat, Member