Jaipur, May 4 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari said Saturday that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has an important role to play in efforts towards improving the environment by not only commenting on the effectiveness of the rules and regulations, but also by offering suggestions to the government for the purpose.
He said that India has been active in international forums relating to environmental protection, and is party to 94 multilaterals environmental agreements.
Ansari was speaking after inaugurating the International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (ICED)in Jaipur today.
Ansari said the importance of environment audit has been compounded by the ever increasing expenditure on protection and conservation of environment. He said, there is an increasing environmental awareness as corroborated by various grassroots green movements across India.
Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai said the CAG has been actively associating itself with the International Community of Supreme Audit Institutions to factor in environmental concerns while undertaking auditing. (ANI with inputs)