The Environment Ministry has for the third time notified the proposed ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) in the Western Ghats, despite Tamil Nadu’s continued opposition to the proposal. The draft notification was reissued on February 27 as the previous notification, issued on September 4, 2015, is set to expire within a month.

The Government has put in place a new framework and an institutional structure for streamlining the environmental clearance for building and construction sector.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), in its recent notification, has prohibited manufacture, trade, import as well as export of household and decorative paints containing lead or lead compounds in excess of 90 parts per million (ppm).

In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 6 and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, namely: These rules may be called the Environment (Protection) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2016.

With littered plastic sachets posing environmental threat, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has directed 20 major Gutkha, Tobacco and Pan Masala manufacturers to stop using plastic material in any form.

An Act to provide for the establishment of funds under the public accounts of India and the public accounts of each State and crediting thereto the monies received from the user agencies towards compensatory afforestation, additional compensatory afforestation, penal compensatory afforestation, net present value and all other amounts recovered f

The hazardous waste management rules 2016 amended by the environment ministry has allowed companies located in special economic zones (SEZs) to import solid plastic waste.

In exercise of powers confirmed by sections 6, B and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 ( 29 of 1,986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes [Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

In exercise of powers confirmed by sections 6, B and 25 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 ( 29 of 1,986), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the Hazardous and Other Wastes [Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016.

Whereas by notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forest number S.O.

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