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.

Sixteen months after a Right to Information (RTI) application was filed, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has disclosed a copy of the “Report of the Committee to Review the Issues relating to the Coastal Regulation Zone, 2011” to Kanchi Kohli, a well-known expert with the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Env

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