Harsh Vardhan gets additional charge of Environment Ministry

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan was today given additional charge of Environment Ministry.

Published: 18th May 2017 02:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2017 02:06 PM   |  A+A-

Harsh Vardhan (File |PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI:  Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan was today given additional charge of Environment Ministry, due to sudden demise of Anil Madhav Dave.     

President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has directed that Harsh Vardhan, Cabinet Minister shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in addition to his exiting portfolios, a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said.    

Harsh Vardhan is also the Minister of Earth Sciences.     

Environment Minister Dave, 60, died here today. 

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