Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India)

One of the major provisions under the new Rules is the explicit recognition of the role of waste pickers.

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). These Rules have been brought out following detailed discussions and consultations with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including civil society, industry bodies, relevant Central Government Ministries and State Governments.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Ensuring better conservation and management and to prevent degradation of existing wetlands in India, Ministry of Environment and forests notifies Wetlands Rules

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.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

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

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.

The Board advises the government on any matter concerning the prevention and control of water pollution. It coordinates the activities and provides technical assistance and guidance. This policy sets the standards and penalties for non-compliance for polluting bodies.

Attachments

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

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.

The initiative aims at:

  • Propogating the waste minimisation circle concept
  • Spreading application of waste minimisation techniques
  • Disseminating results and achievements

The National Productivity Council, a premier institution engaged in promoting productivity consciousness, is executing the WMC programme. This site provides links to different case studies on industries that have successfully implemented the WMC initiative.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Draft notification: "Regulatory Framework for Conservation of Wetlands", National Environment Policy (NEP), 2006

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 stakeholders.

Topics

Sub-Categories

Regions

Subscribe to RSS - Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India)