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Section 7 – The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

 

 

7. PERSONS CARRYING ON INDUSTRY, OPERATION, ETC. NOT TO ALLOW EMISSION OR DISCHARGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS IN EXCESS OF THE STANDARDS.

 

No person carrying on any industry, operation or process shall discharge or emit or permit to be discharged or emitted any environmental pollutant in excess of such standards as may be prescribed.

 

COMMENTS

 

Pollution of Ganga water

 

Discharge or emittance or permission to discharge or emit of any environmental pollutant in excess of standards is strictly prohibited. The Supreme Court has issued directions to the concerned authorities to control and prevent the pollution of Ganga water at Kanpur, inter alia, being—(a) prevention from waste gathered at the dairies. (b) enlargement of sewers and construction of sewers where absent. (c) provision for public latrines to avoid use of open land. (d) High Courts should not ordinarily stay criminal proceedings in such matters. (e) Corpses or Half cremated bodies are not thrown in the river. (f) new industries to get licences only after making provision for treatment of effluents and immediate action against existing polluting industries. (g) Central Government to include environment as a subject in educational institutions. (h) people should be made aware of the environmental problems; M.C. Mehta v. Union of India, AIR 1988 SC 1115.

 

 

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