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What is the effect of Section 24 of the E.P.A with respect to other laws that also deal with environment protection?

What is the effect of Section 24 of the E.P.A with respect to other laws that also deal with environment protection?

According to Section 24, where any act or omission constitutes an offence punishable under this Act and also under any other Act then the offender found guilty of such offence shall be liable to be punished under the other Act and not under Section 24 of the E.P.A.

An Act to provide for the protection and improvement of environment and for matters connected there with.

WHEREAS the decisions where taken at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June, 1972, in which India participated, to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of human environment.

AND WHEREAS it is considered necessary further to implement the decisions aforesaid in so far as they relate to the protection and improvement of environment and prevention of hazards to human beings, other living creatures, plants and property;


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