The Division of Environment assists the State Department of Environment, Govt. of Punjab in technical matters pertaining to environment, identification of major areas of ecological concern, defining the State Govt's policies and plans on various environmental issues, coordinating & monitoring schemes related to environment, creating environmental awareness and promoting environmental education, training & research. It is also implementing projects and programmes related to environment for international bodies like, UNESCO, UNDP, Sida, UNIDO, UNU-IAS, etc. as well as, programmes of the Ministry of Environment & Forests at the national level.

Current Projects

1. National Green Corps Programme

2.Conservation & management of wetlands

3. National Environment Awareness Campaign

4. Punjab ENVIS Centre - Status of Environment & Related Issues

5. Regional Centre for Expertise (RCE) Chandigarh on Education for Sustainable Development (EST)

6. State level Strategy and Action Plan on Climate Change

7. Status of Environment Reporting Project for Punjab & Chandigarh

8. UNIDO Project on management of Biomedical waste

9. Projects with UNESCO

10. Study on Municipal, Biomedical & Plastic waste & inventorization of plastics recycling units in Punjab

11. Management & Utilization of Paddy Straw

12. Celebration of Environmentally Important Days

13. Capacity Building onEnvironmental issues(Training & Education)

14. Trainings/Seminars/Workshops organized

15. Resource Material


The following projects have been completed by the Environment Division:

1.Preparation of State Policy on Environment & Development and Guidelines for Development Departments

2. UNESCO Projects

3.Green Aid Plan

4. Punjab Environment Status Report, 1995

5. Village Environment Improvement Scheme

6. Studies in Air, Water & Soil borne pollution in Amritsar

7. Allelopathic Impact of Sun-flower of Punjab Crops

8. Essay, Poster & Declamation Contest on Environment

9. Analytical Studies on Aquatic Ecosystem of Punjab

10. A study of Insecticides & Pesticides Pollution of Food stuffs & their toxic effect on man

11. Survey & Analysis of Ornamental Trees of Punjab for use in landscaping for improvement of environment

12. Effect of Budha Nallah Pollution on river quality and reproductive biology of some fishes

13. Demonstration of Low cost sanitation and low cost soak pit technologies

14. Survey of solid waste in seven towns

15. Project entitled "Human resource development and capacity building through development of target specific resource material and training for protection, conservation and restoration of wetlands in Punjab( India)"

16.Previous Trainings/Seminars/Workshops


1. Books

2. Booklets 

3. Reports 

4. Newsletters 

5. Posters 

6. Article/Papers 



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