The Environment (Protection) Act was enacted in 1986 with the objective of providing for the protection and improvement of the environment. It empowers the Central Government to establish authorities [under section 3(3)] charged with the mandate of preventing environmental pollution in all its forms and to tackle specific environmental problems that are peculiar to different parts of the country. The Act was last amended in 1991.
G.S.R. 320 (E) [18-03-2016] : Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016
G.S.R. 338 (E) [23-03-2016] : e-waste (Management) Rules, 2016
G.S.R. 430 (E) [28-03-2016] : Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
G.S.R. 317 (E) [29-03-2016] : Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
G.S.R. 395 (E) [04-04-2016] : Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016
S.O. 1357 (E) [08-04-2016] : Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016