Ministry of Forests and Environment (Nepal)
|वन तथा वातावरण मन्त्रालय|
|Headquarters||Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Motto||निजामती कर्मचारीको प्रतिवद्धता: पारदर्शिता र चुस्तता|
The Ministry of Forests and Environment (Nepali: वन तथा वातावरण मन्त्रालय) is a governmental body of Nepal responsible for the conservation of forests and managing the environment in the country. Its main purposes are to enhance sustainable growth of the forest and water sectors and to manage the biodiversity, flora and fauna and also to increase the development of forest related enterprises in order to combat poverty throughout the rural areas of Nepal. In 2018, under the second Oli cabinet, the portfolio of the ministry was changed from Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation to Ministry of Forests and Environment.
Two departments serve under the ministry to facilitate and implement its work:
- Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation
- Department of Forests
- Department of forest resources
- department of environment
Former Ministers of Forests and Soil Conservation
This is a list of former Ministers of Forests and Soil Conservation since the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election in 2013:
|Name||Party||Assumed Office||Left Office|
|1||Mahesh Acharya||Nepali Congress||25 February 2014|
|2||Agni Sapkota||Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre)||19 October 2015|
|3||Shankar Bhandari||Nepali Congress||26 August 2016|
|4||Bikram Pandey||Nepal Loktantrik Forum||11 September 2017|
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- "Objectives" (in Nepali). Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
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- "Organization Chart" (in Nepali). Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
- "Meet the new cabinet of ministers". Nepali Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
- "Nepal's Prime Minister KP Oli Expands Cabinet, Inducts 9 New Ministers". NDTV. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "13 new ministers take oath from President". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- "Newly appointed ministers sworn in". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
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