The presented review is an effort to discuss various aspects of air pollution and control legislation in India emphasizing on the history, present scenario. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India is a statutory organisation under the CPCB, under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, , and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, , aims to promote  ‎History · ‎Functions of CPCB · ‎Organisational structure · ‎Divisions of CPCB Head. In the fifth edition of the Pollution Control Law Series, several . Factories Act, The Indian Forest Act, The Merchant Shipping Act, etc. have.


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The process of obtaining No Objection Certificates are made quite simple these days.

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Now this certificate is issued pollution control act in india five years for most of non-polluting industries instead of one year. For transparency in the working of pollution boards, A special provision is made.

Every State Pollution Board has to maintain a register containing particulars of the person to whom consent No Objection Certificate is granted. Any interested person can inspect this register at all reasonable times.

To see click on them: The Act was last amended in The Environment Protection Act establishes the framework for studying, planning and pollution control act in india long-term requirements of environmental safety and laying down a system of speedy and adequate response to situations threatening the environment.

It is an umbrella legislation designed to provide a framework for the coordination of central and state authorities established under the Water Act, and the Air Act. The term "environment" is understood in a very wide term under s 2 a of the Environment Act.

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It includes water, air and land as well as the interrelationship which exists between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organisms and property.

Under the Environment Act, the Central Government is empowered to take measures necessary to protect and improve the quality of environment by setting standards for emissions and discharges of pollution control act in india in the atmosphere by any person carrying on an industry or activity; regulating the location of industries; management of hazardous wastes, and protection of public health and welfare.

From time to time, the Central Government issues notifications under the Environment Act for the protection of ecologically-sensitive areas or issues guidelines for matters under the Environment Act. In case of any non-compliance or pollution control act in india of the Environment Act, or of the rules or directions under the said Act, the violator will be punishable with imprisonment up to five years or with fine up to Rs 1,00, or with both.

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In case of continuation of such violation, an additional fine of up to Rs 5, for every day during which such failure or contravention continues after the conviction for the first such failure or contravention, will be levied.

Further, if the violation continues beyond a period of one year after the date of conviction, the offender shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.

Hazardous Wastes Management Regulations Hazardous waste means any waste which, by reason of any of its physical, chemical, reactive, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive characteristics, causes danger or is likely to cause danger to health or environment, pollution control act in india alone or when in contact with other wastes or substances.

There are several legislations that directly or pollution control act in india deal with hazardous waste management. Some of the rules dealing with hazardous waste management are discussed below: Hazardous Wastes Management, Handling and Transboundary Rules,brought out a guide for manufacture, storage and import of hazardous chemicals and for management of hazardous wastes.


Biomedical Waste Management and Handling Rules,were formulated along parallel lines, pollution control act in india proper disposal, segregation, transport, etc, of infectious wastes.

Municipal Solid Wastes Management and Handling Rules,aim at enabling municipalities to dispose municipal solid waste in a scientific manner.

The objective of the Draft BMW Rules is to enable the prescribed authorities to implement the rules more effectively, thereby, reducing the bio- medical waste generation and also for its proper treatment and disposal and to ensure environmentally sound management of these wastes, and the Draft SWM Rules aim at dealing with the management of solid waste including it segregation at source, transportation of waste, treatment and final disposal.

E - Waste Management and Handling Rules, have been notified on May 1, and came into effect from May 1,with primary objective to reduce the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment pollution control act in india specifying threshold for use of hazardous material and to channelize the e-waste generated in the country for environmentally sound recycling.

The monitoring of meteorological parameters such as wind speed and wind direction, relative humidity RH and temperature were also integrated with the monitoring of air quality.

India is a riverine country.

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It has 14 major rivers, 44 medium rivers and 55 minor rivers besides numerous lakes, ponds and wells which are used as primary source of drinking water even without treatment. Most of the rivers being fed by monsoon rains, which is limited to only three months of the year, run dry throughout the rest of the year often carrying wastewater discharges from pollution control act in india or cities or towns endangering the quality of our scarce water resources.

The monitoring process is done on quarterly basis in surface waters and on half yearly basis in case of ground water.

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