What are the principles of National Environment Policy 2006?

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Principles of National Environment Policy 2006 The Policy evolved from the recognition that only such development is sustainable, which respects ecological constraints, and the imperatives of justice. The Objectives stated above are to be realized through various strategic interventions by different public authorities at Central, State, and Local Government levels. They would also be the… Read more »

What are the Objectives of the National Environment Policy 2006?

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Objectives of the National Environment Policy 2006 are –  Conservation of Critical Environmental Resources Intra-generational Equity: Livelihood Security for the Poor Inter-generational Equity Integration of Environmental Concerns in Economic and Social Development: Efficiency in Environmental Resource Use Environmental Governance Enhancement of Resources for Environmental Conservation. National Environment Policy 2006 is a response to our national… Read more »

What is National Environment Policy 2006?

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National Environment Policy 2006 is a response to our national commitment to a clean environment, mandated in the Constitution in Articles 48 A and 51 A (g), (DPSP) strengthened by judicial interpretation of Article 21. It is recognized that the maintenance of the Healthy environment is not the responsibility of the state alone. It is… Read more »

What is the difference between the laws enacted before and after independence with respect to environmental protection in India?

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Difference between the laws enacted before and after independence with respect to environmental protection in India There are about two hundred laws dealing with environmental protection both before and after independence in India. However, the pre-independence laws have not dealt with environmental protection exclusively. For example, the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, had a chapter… Read more »

What are the key policies relating to the environment in India?

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There are three key policies relating to environmental protection in India. They are: The National Forest Policy, 1988 Policy statement for Abatement of Pollution, 1992 National Conservation Strategy and Policy Statement on Environment and Development, 1992. National Environment Policy 2006 is a response to our national commitment to a clean environment, mandated in the Constitution… Read more »

What do you mean by State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority?

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State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority:- A State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) shall be constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 comprising of three Members including a Chairman and a Member – Secretary to be nominated by the State Government or the Union… Read more »

Can companies and government departments be also prosecuted under E.P.A.?

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Yes, companies and government departments be also prosecuted under E.P.A Every anthropogenic activity has some impact on the environment. More often it is harmful to the environment than benign. However mankind as it is developed today cannot live without taking up these activities for his food, security and other needs. Consequently, there is a need to… Read more »

Which projects or activities required prior Environmental Clearance?

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The following projects or activities shall require prior environmental clearance from the concerned regulatory authority, which shall hereinafter referred to be as the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests for matters falling under Category ‘A’ in the Schedule of notification number S.O. 1533 (E) date 14th September 2006 and at State level… Read more »

What do you mean by Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification?

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In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause  (v) of sub-section  (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 and in supersession of the notification number S.O. 60 (E) dated the 27th January, 1994,… Read more »