In the present context all Government Forest lands (whether notified or not) and area recorded as forest in any government record come under the ambit of the Act.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on September 17, 2021 ha issued the Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come up with a draft document on 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' for public comments, a step necessary to access the financial support for REDD+.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified Environment (Protection) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2021. The Rules shall come into force on July 1, 2022. The amendment amends the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 and provides new standards for discharge of Effluent from Tannery Industry.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change On September 10, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) Third Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules,1986. The amendment made is as followed: In schedule I, for serial No.

Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in 2022.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change vide its notification dated 12th August 2021 has published the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which has proposed to ban the manufacture, use, sale, import, and handling of some single-use plastic items on a ‘pan India basis.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate on 6th August, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2021. The amendment has provided a list of Pharmaceutical Bulk Drugs and Formulations and has provided the effluent standards for the same.

The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 30, 2021.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) on June 25, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

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