These Rules are enacted in exercise of the powers conferred by section 63 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (6 of 1974) by the Central Government after consultation with Central Board for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Cl.(b) of sub-section (1) of Sec.63 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules. These rules may be called the Wildlife (Transactions and Taxidermy) Rules, 1973.

An Act to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and for that purpose to amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals.

The Indian Forest Act, 1927- was enacted to ‘consolidate the law related to forest, the transit of forest produce, and the duty liable on timber and other forest produce’.