Environmental Regulation

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This site provides detailed information on environmental regulation. It also focuses on other factors that governs the petrochemical industry and addresses environmental concerns.

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, government ofIndia, is considered the highest authority that deals with environmental regulation issues. TheIndian environmental regulation related issues are well addressed. TheIndian regulation for the protection of environment is also at par with international standards.

InIndia, the following Acts and Rules govern the various aspects of environmental regulation -

  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  • The Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Cess Act, 1977
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act, 1981
  • The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  • The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001
  • The Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000
  • The Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999
  • The Rules for the Manufacture, Use, Import and Export and Storage of Hazardous micro-organisms
  • Genetically engineered organisms or cells, 1989
  • The Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989
  • The Hazardous Wastes( Management and Handling ) Rules, 1989
  • The Bio-Medical Waste ( Management and Handling ) Rules, 1998
  • Dumping and disposal of fly ash discharged from coal or lignite based thermal power plants, 1999
  • Noise Pollution( Regulation and Control ) Rules, 2000
  • The Ozone Depleting Substances ( Regulation and Control )Rules, 2000
  • The 2-T Oil ( Regulation of Supply and Distribution) Order, 1998
  • The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991
  • The National Environment Appellate Authority Act, 1997
  • The National Environment Tribunal Act, 1995
  • Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
  • The Biological Diversity Act, 2002

Threats toIndian Petrochemical industry -

  • Environmental hazards concerns
  • Disposal concerns
  • Industrial effluents are disposed off openly into water bodies and thus contaminating ground water level
  • Low quality consciousness
  • Insufficient safety measures
  • Safety norms are not at par with world standard
  • Insufficient basic infrastructure for the petrochemical industry
  • Prevalence and use of old technology
  • Unorganized industry and operates in small clusters

The demand forIndian Petrochemical products is high mainly because of its quality, competitive pricing and above all for its environment friendly petrochemical products.India's low cost, high-end petrochemical products, environment friendly manufacturing expertise, and developing world class infrastructure are the main leveraging factors for the rise of this industry.India offers world class and environment friendly petrochemicals at a substantial discount compared to its western counterparts.Indian environmental regulation are as per international standards and adhere to the Kyoto protocol.

Last Updated on 13 December 2011