The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change notified the Van (Sanrakshan Evam Samvardhan) Rules, 2023. These Rules replace the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022. The Rules have been notified under the Van (Sanrakshan Evam Samvardhan) Adhiniyam, 1980 (i.e., the Forest Conservation Act, 1980).

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has published the Water Purification System (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2023. The rules outline guidelines for the proper management, storage, and utilization of reject water and discarded elements generated by these systems.

The Central Government has introduced the draft Environment (Protection) Seventh Amendment Rules, 2023 . This notification was issued on 8th November, 2023. The draft rules introduce detailed standards for the Pulp and Paper Industry.

The Central Government has proposed a draft methodology for ‘Water Harvesting-based Green Credit’ under the Green Credit Rules, 2023. This draft was issued on 23rd October, 2023. These proposed amendments aim to further enhance the Green Credit Programme’s effectiveness in promoting sustainable water harvesting projects.

The Central Government has issued a draft notification proposing amendments to the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. This Draft notification was issued on 16th October, 2023. These amendments are aimed at strengthening the effective implementation of the rules for managing plastic waste and promoting environmental sustainability.

The Central Government vide notification dated 12th October, 2023 has issued the Green Credit Rules, 2023. The primary objective of the Green Credit program is to encourage environmental conservation and sustainability through market-based mechanisms.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on October 11, 2023, published the Draft Eco mark Certification Rules, 2023.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has introduced the Environment (Protection) Third Amendment Rules, 2023. These rules were notified on 5th June, 2023 and shall come into force on 5th June, 2025. The Amendment Rules aim to minimize environmental pollution and promote sustainable practices within the CPC industry.