Minister of State

Key initiatives taken by Javadekar

As Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting

  • ► Initiated process for launching ‘Kisan Channel’
  • ► Initiated process for expanding ‘FM’ reach and its second auction
  • ► Brought transparency in the allocation of licenses to TV channels
  • ► Took various steps to strengthen Social Media outreach of the Government

As Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

  • ► Worked under the leadership of Shri Venkaiah Naidu for the smooth sailing of proceeding in the Rajya Sabha
  • ► Actively coordinated with the leaders of all political parties represented in RS

As Minister of State (IC) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change

  • ► Took various initiatives to increase forest cover. Introduced CAMPA Bill in Parliament to release Rs 42,000 crore for afforestation
  • ► Ensured transparency in the process of granting Environmental Approvals and introduced the concept of “Ease of Doing Responsible Business”
  • ► Effectively put up India’s case in Paris and played a pro-active role in the success of Paris Summit on Climate Change
  • ► Revamped Five Waste Management Rules – Solid, Plastic, Hazardous, Electronic and Bio-medical. Brought in for the first time Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules
  • ► Introduced comprehensive National Air Quality Index and raised pollution benchmarks for industries and also started 24×7 pollution monitoring mechanism
  • ► More than 400, Eco-Sensitive Zones finalised