New Minister Anil Madhav Dave Says Development, Environment Go Together


NEW DELHI: Development and environment go together and are "not against" each other, recently selected Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said today as he assumed control from Prakash Javadekar amid whose residency activists had raised worries about weakening of green standards.


Talking within the sight of Mr Javadekar, who now has the Human Resource Development portfolio, Mr Dave said all anticipates embraced by his ancestor will proceed despite the fact that he would take a week's an ideal opportunity to comprehend the working of the division.


On how he would keep up a harmony amongst environment and advancement, he said, "Improvement and environment go together. They are not against each other. We have to take a gander at the issue in this way."


With the Environment and Water Resources Ministries at loggerheads over the development of hydel tasks in the upper scopes of Ganga, Mr Dave, who has been effectively required in Narmada preservation said, "Each stream ought to stream".


On the odd-even plan of Delhi government to control air contamination, Mr Dave, who assumed responsibility of the service on his birthday today, said, "Despite the fact that there is a need to gain from trials, legislative issues and analyses ought to be kept independent."


"To begin with, I will attempt to comprehend the division and its needs and difficulties. It will require me one week's investment. After that we will choose with respect to environment, timberland and environmental change, in what heading if we push ahead.


"Prakash Javadekar has made an incredible showing with regards to and the majority of his undertakings will proceed. Claims and acclaim will dependably be there. In the last two and half years, the legislature has made a magnificent showing with regards to and I will attempt to move in that heading," he said.


Inquired as to whether he had any uncommon arrangements for cleaning and revival of waterways since he has dealt with Narmada, Mr Dave said while before he was taking every necessary step as a leisure activity, now he would attempt to do likewise work under the system of the Constitution.


In a noteworthy extension of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet yesterday, Mr Dave was enlisted as a Minister of State and given the free charge of Environment Ministry.


Mr Javadekar, amid his two years in the Environment Ministry, had affirmed more than 2,000 ventures including a speculation of Rs. 10 lakh crore that were pending for a considerable length of time.