Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday took additional charge of the Environment and Forests Ministry.
“There is space for everyone...environment, forests and mankind,” Moily told media here.
He further said that he will not compromise on the green image.
Moily was given additional charge of the Environment and Forests Ministry after Jayanthi Natarajan resigned last week to help with the party's preparations for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has accepted the resignation of Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment & Forests, from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect.