- 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