The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change presented a notification for regulations for the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste tyres that will be effective from the new fiscal year. According to the data, India scraps around 275,000 tyres each year but does not have a complete plan.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on December 31, 2021 has issued The Environment (Protection) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend The Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986. This shall come into force on December 31, 2021.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) on December 31, 2021 has issued a draft notification to supersede an older notification related to restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacturing of bricks and promoting the utilisation of fly ash in the manufacturing of building materials and in construction activity

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on November 12, 2021 has issued Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Second Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Trans boundary Movement) Rules, 2016. This shall come into force on November 12, 2021.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change November 01, 2021 has issued a Draft Notification on amendment of Coastal Regulation Zone notification, 2019.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change vide notification dated 4th October, 2021 has issued the Environment (Protection) 115 Amendment Rules, 2021 further amending the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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.

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