According to Section 2(a) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, ‘Environment’ includes
- water, air, land, and
- human beings, other living creatures, plants, microorganisms and property
There are different statutes / legislations enacted in India exclusively for environmental protection, which include Environment Protection Act, Water Act, Water Cess Act, Air Act, Hazardous Waste Management Rules, Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, Public Liability Insurance Act, Rules for handling Harmful Micro Organisms, Coastal Regulation Zone Act, Recycled Plastics Usage Rules and others.
Click on the tabs given above to see the details of the various acts and rules under each act.