Draft Environment Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015

A Bill further to amend the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. This Act may be called the Environment Law (Amendment) Act, 2015. It is a draft of the proposed amendment in Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. The proposed amendments are with the objective of providing for an effective deterrent penal provisions and introducing the concept of monetary penalty for violation and contraventions. Substantial damage will continue to attract penal provisions besides stiff monetary penalty besides ensuring compliance to environmental norms due to deterrent provision. The amount collected as penalty could be used for remediation and reclamation of polluted sites and improvement of environment.