Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javedekar said that the ministry will work as a facilitator in pursuing the goal of sustainable development by bring in transparency , removing bottlenecks and encouraging people’s participation. Shri Javedekar, said this while launching the e-book of the ministry.
While outlining the vision for the ministry in 2015, Shri Javedekar said that sustainable development without destruction, green growth and poverty eradication were the principles that would guide the initiatives and policies of the ministry. Unveiling the agenda for the year 2015 for the ministry , the minister said that bringing transparency in processes, bringing in time bound disposal of applications, stress on compliance through monitoring, public participation, priority for greening the degraded forest, providing ease of doing business by removing bottlenecks were being given high priority. Shri Javedekar stressed the need for India to effectively put forward its stand in Conference of Parties –CoP21 that is scheduled to be held in Paris this year.
Stressing that people’s participation was central to the developmental process, Shri Javedekar said that his ministry would initiate several public campaigns for turning degraded lands into urban greens, making the environment plastic bags free, restoration of lakes and rivers. Youth would be the special focus of these campaigns.
While launching the E-book of the ministry, Shri Javedekar said that the Smart E-book designed to give maximum impact with least text using videos, audio and images. The e-book will also be launched in Hindi and is friendly for the differently-abled. The Smart E-book is Mobile friendly and can be easily readable on all mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows.
The Smart E-book titled “Development without Destruction “captures some of the important initiatives taken by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the last eight months. It allows users to share the E-book on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. This is the First of its kind Smart Ebook that incorporates an audio book feature with text to help users listen to each topic in the Ministry. The Smart E-book contains an interactive feature of an Environment Wall showcasing the varied events which can be updated at frequent intervals.