Prakash Javadekar was included as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Parliamentary Affairs and Environment, Forest and Climate Change when Modi Government took oath of office and secrecy on 26th of May 2014. He was given independent charge of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change when PM first reshuffled cabinet in November 2014.
Balancing job done well:
It is said that he was alleviated to the cabinet rank as he was able to find a balance between promoting ease of doing business in India as well as ensure that the environment was protected. Bothe promoting ease of doing business and environment protection are high on agenda of the Modi Government. Let us say the modest but assertive Prakash Javadekar was able to walk the tightrope.
That he represented India in most brilliant way at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference which was held in Paris, can be one major reason for his promotion.
At the conference he carried on negotiations in such a way that phrases like climate justice which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to be included in the talks were given due importance.
Also for the day to day functioning he got many regulations enforced through executive orders.
Mr. Javadekar was excellent at ensuring that matters which were pending in court for years were cleared and stricter norms were enforced on thermal power plants.
He also ensured that long pending revamp of waste management rules was also done.
Apart from deftly handling his ministry he was also great at tackling some people in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who were against genetically modified crops or against government's certain moves to promote science and technology.