Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India)

Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules (2011)
One of the major provisions under the new Rules is the explicit recognition of the role of waste pickers. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 4 months ago

This document  on the Ministry of Environment and Forests site includes the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules replaces the earlier Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules,1999 (amended in 2003).

The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules by Ministry of Environment and Forests (2010)
Ensuring better conservation and management and to prevent degradation of existing wetlands in India, Ministry of Environment and forests notifies Wetlands Rules Amita Bhaduri posted 10 years 11 months ago

The Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules was notified in December 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to ensure better conservation and management and to prevent degradation of existing wetlands in India. Wetlands are critical for human development and wellbeing, especially in India where a large number of people are dependent on them for drinking water, food and livelihood. Despite their immense importance, wetlands are one of the most degraded ecosystems globally.

Water (prevention and control of pollution) act of 1974
The act aims to prevent and control water pollution and to maintain/restore wholesomeness of water by establishing central and state pollution control board to monitor and enforce the regulations rajshekar posted 12 years 6 months ago

The Central Pollution Control Board, and State Pollution Control Boards composition, terms and conditions of service of members are defined in Sections 3-12 of water (prevention and control of pollution) act, 1974.

Case studies from waste minimisation circle- an initiative by Ministry of environment and forests
Waste Minimisation Circle (WMC) is an initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India under the policy framework of promoting waste minimisation in India. Rama Mani posted 12 years 6 months ago

The initiative aims at:

Draft notification: "Regulatory Framework for Conservation of Wetlands", National Environment Policy (NEP), 2006
Draft notification: "Regulatory Framework for Conservation of Wetlands", National Environment Policy (NEP), 2006 iwp posted 13 years ago

Recognizing the value of wetlands and taking cognizance of the fact that there does not yet exist a formal system for conservation and management and wise-use of wetlands, the National Environment Policy (NEP), 2006 seeks to set up a legally enforceable regulatory mechanism for identified valuable wetlands to prevent their degradation, enhance their conservation and wise-use by all the stakehol

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