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.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on June 16, 2021, has issued the Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986.

The notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change number S.O.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) on May 24, 2021 has rescinded the vide notification G.S.R.157(E), dated February 25, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change which is regarding prohibition of new red clay brick kilns within 300 kilometers from coal or lignite based thermal power plants

The Notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests vide S.O.763 (E), dated the 14thSeptember, 1999, as amended from time to time, the Central Government, issued directions for restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacturing of bricks and promoting the utilisation of fly ash in the manufactur

The Environment Ministry has amended rules allowing thermal power plants within 10 kilometres of the National Capital Region (NCR) and in cities with more than 10 lakh population to comply with new emission norms by the end of 2022, according to official notification.

The environment ministry unveiled a set of draft rules that propose to ban several categories of single-use plastic items. The proposed prohibition on their manufacture, use, sale, import and handling is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in 2019 on phasing out single-use plastic by 2022.

Bringing awareness about air pollution sources (indoor as well as ambient) and associated health impacts in COVID-19 times has become utmost important. Addressing the issue of air pollution will help and lead to decline in morbidity and mortality as well as decline in respirable related illnesses during COVID-19 pandemic.

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