Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

India Current 1986

The Environment (Protection) Act was enacted in 1986 with the objective of providing for the protection and improvement of the environment. It empowers the Central Government to establish authorities [under section 3(3)] charged with the mandate of preventing environmental pollution in all its forms and to tackle specific environmental problems that are peculiar to different parts of the country. The Act was last amended in 1991.

Scope

Environmental

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All companies with polluting potential

Issuer type

Environment

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners