Gujarat Ecology Commission (Gujarat State Project Management Unit)
Gujarat Ecology Commission was established in 1992 by the Forest & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat to address the State's environmental issues and facilitate development of sustainable technologies. The Commission is headed by a 'Member-Secretary' who is assisted by gazetted officers, deputed by the government. The Member Secretary is an all India service officer with a super-time scale. He is the Chief Executive of the Commission.
A multi-disciplinary team of professionals (Including a Forester, an Ecologist, an Environment Engineer, a Socio-economist, a GIS & RS Expert and a Computer specialist) support the Commission, along with other ministerial staff.
The major strength of the Commission is its ability to draw on the existing institutional and professional resources of the State and elsewhere, based on felt need. It has worked with almost all the professionally renowned institutions of the State.
The Commission's main role is to design projects, and is also involved in their execution, monitoring and evaluation. It works in areas associated with ecological and environmental protection.
GEC is a platform for providing information and other inputs, which are needed to develop a policy and approach for ecological conservation and sustainable development. At the same time, it undertakes, on its own and in collaboration with other agencies, initiatives for the protection of ecosystems under threat and restoration of ecologically degraded zones. See more