Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the environment, on individual, organizational or governmental level, for the benefit of the natural environment. Due to the pressures of population and our technology the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. This has been recognized and governments began placing restraints on activities that caused environmental degradation. Activism by the environmental movement has created awareness of the various environmental issues. There is not a full agreement on the extent of the environmental impact of human activity and protection measures are occasionally criticized.
The Department of Environment has been assigned responsibility of improving the overall Environmental Quality in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The Department is actively engaged in overall environmental assessment, monitoring, protection and awareness. Multi-dimensional approach is being adopted by the Department for promotion, conservation and preservation of Environment. While implementing these policies and programmes, the department is guided by the principle of sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being.