Ministry of Forests and Environment (Nepal)

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Ministry of Forests and Environment
वन तथा वातावरण मन्त्रालय
Agency overview
Headquarters Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Motto निजामती कर्मचारीको प्रतिवद्धता: पारदर्शिता र चुस्तता
Minister responsible
Website mfsc.gov.np

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Organisational Structure[edit]

Two departments serve under the ministry to facilitate and implement its work:[4]

Former Ministers of Forests and Soil Conservation[edit]

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[5] Nepali Congress 25 February 2014
2 Agni Sapkota[6] Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) 19 October 2015
3 Shankar Bhandari[7] Nepali Congress 26 August 2016
4 Bikram Pandey[8] Nepal Loktantrik Forum 11 September 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Forests and Environment". Government of Nepal. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Objectives" (in Nepali). Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Government restructuring its ministries". República. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Organization Chart" (in Nepali). Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Meet the new cabinet of ministers". Nepali Times. Retrieved 1 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Nepal's Prime Minister KP Oli Expands Cabinet, Inducts 9 New Ministers". NDTV. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "13 new ministers take oath from President". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Newly appointed ministers sworn in". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2017.