The Environment Protection Act is an environmental law in India that was enacted in 1986 with the aim of protecting and improving the quality of the environment and preventing and controlling pollution. The Act empowers the central government to take measures to protect and improve the environment, and to regulate activities that are likely to have an adverse impact on the environment. The Act provides for the establishment of various authorities, such as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), which are responsible for enforcing the Act and ensuring compliance with its provisions. The Act also lays down the guidelines for the management of hazardous wastes, and provides for penalties for violations of its provisions. The Environment Protection Act is an important legislation in India's environmental regulatory framework, and has been instrumental in setting up a legal framework for pollution control and environmental management in the country. It is a comprehensive law that covers a wide range of issues related to environmental protection, and has helped to create greater awareness about environmental issues in the country.

The Environment Protection Act

                  AUTHOR’S NAME – Saksham Sachan, BBALLB, Fifth Year.            INSTITUTION NAME – Ramaiah institute of legal studies, Bangalore. The Indian government passed the Environment Protection Act (EPA)[i] in 1986 to control pollution and safeguard the environment. The EPA offers India a legal framework […]

The Environment Protection Act Read More »