New Delhi, Jun 1: Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday took charge as the Environment Minister here.
Javadekar, who handled the same portfolio in the last NDA government for two years, said it was "ghar wapsi" (homecoming) for him.
"It is like ghar wapsi for me. Progress and environment protection are possible together and that will be the guiding force for our ministry. The Modi government in the last five years has shown that it is possible," he said.
"The mandate of the MOEFCC is to protect the five elements -- water, fire, air, earth and sky. People used to think that when you have to protect the environment, you cannot make progress. But that's not true," he said at Paryavaran Bhavan here.
Javadekar had been sworn in a Cabinet Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Environment ministries on Thursday.
On Friday, he had taken charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry. (UNI)