Amendments in EPA, 1986


The Press Information Bureau released a press release dated 12th December, 2022 on the review the environmental Acts by the T.S.R. Subramanian Committee.

The T.S.R. Subramanian Committee was constituted to review the environmental Acts and to suggest appropriate amendments. The intention was to bring the Acts in line with their objectives and current requirements. The T.S.R. Subramanian Committee Report was reviewed by the Parliament Standing Committee on Science & Technology in the year 2015. The Committee was of the view that the period of three months allotted to the High Level Committee (HLC) for reviewing the six environmental Acts was too short. Therefore it was recommended that the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change should give due consideration to the views/opinion and objections raised instead of implementing the recommendations contained in HLC.

It may be recalled that the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 was enacted to provide for the protection and improvement of the environment and for matters connected therewith.

As per the said Act, “environment” includes water, air and land and the inter- relationship which exists among and between water, air and land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, micro-organism and property.

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