The Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation (EPCO) was established by the Housing and Environment Department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1981 and presently under the Urban Development and Environment Department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, its foundation stone was laid by Smt. Indira Gandhi, in the 50 acre "Paryavaran Parisar". Over the years, EPCO has steadily grown to become the State's premier organization in the field of environment related matters.
It has worked closely with the State Government on various projects; yet it has established its own identity as an autonomous organization. It is a think-tank for environmental matters, but is also project oriented.
His excellence the governor of MP is the President of the organization where as Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Environment Department are Vice Presidents, Principal Secretary Housing and Environment Department is the Director General and Chairman of the Governing Council of EPCO. Executive Director is the executive head of organization. Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization (EPCO) is a unique organization in terms of the foresight and the width of its mandate. In the last 27 years it has also witnessed rapid developments in the field of environment. Over the last 27 year EPCO has touched upon virtually every kind of work that is related to the field of environment. It has carried out pioneering work in creation of environmental awareness and focusing attention on environmental problems of the State.