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2011-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
|Publisher:||Flogen Star OUTREACH|
|ISSN:||2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)|
India, with its geographical, climatic and biological diversities, has a unique environmental heritage. Historically, the protection of nature and wild life formed an ardent article of faith, as reflected in the daily lives of the people and also enshrined in myths, folklore, religion, art and culture. Environmental legislation and planning objectives and constitutional legislation on envbironment and its monitoring have been brought out to suit development objectives. The guiding principle has been sustainable development and enhancement of human well-being. Several Acts have been put in place: the mining sector has been regulated by the environment Act, 1986; the Forest Conservation Act 1980; Wild life Act 1972; the Prevention and Control of Pollution Act , 1974 and the Air(Prevention and Control of Pollution)Act 1981. The Ministry of Environment and Forests is the nodal agency whose clearance is essential for sanction of any project. Despite all these provisions there have been violations of these Acts, leading to legal battles which go on and on. A draft on National Environment Policy was prepared in 2005 to harmonize development and environment aspects.