New Indian draft law proposes a minimum Rs 5 crore fine, seven years in jail for polluting

  • The Indian Environment Ministry has issued a draft of the Environment Laws (Amendment Act) 2015.
  • The bill proposes to increase the monetary penalties for substantial environmental damage while retaining penal provisions.
  • This comes in the wake of the BJP’s proposal to amend the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
  • The draft intends that the money collected from the penalties be put into a consolidated fund to be used for mitigating environmental damage.

News Item Compiled by Krittika Chavaly

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One thought on “New Indian draft law proposes a minimum Rs 5 crore fine, seven years in jail for polluting

  1. bald oyabun

    noble intent and “scary” penalties but let us see how far it is implemented. an industry friendly government that has scant regard for the environment will give or rather provide for enough loopholes to wiggle out of any mess.
    The make in India is itself a muddled and confused scheme in conception and execution. it is all about reinventing the wheel again and to generate employment and a swollen GDP we are back to those nuts and bolts economy. I don’t understand how smart cities and make in India can co-exist or the parameters of implementation are hazy. At a time when people are yelling about Eco-friendly technologies and increased automation this puts us two steps backward.

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