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Pollution Control Laws in India

Contents THE WATER (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) CESS ACT, 1977 2 THE AIR (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ACT, 1981 7 HAZARDOUS WASTE (Management and Handling) RULES, July 1989 9 THE NOISE POLLUTION (Regulation and Control Amendment) Rules 2005 (2000, 2005, 2006, 2010) 11 References: 12

THE WATER (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) CESS ACT, 1977
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 7th December, 1977, and is hereby published for general information:--
An Act to provide for the levy and collection of a cess on water consumed by persons carrying on certain industries and by local authorities, with a view to augment the resources of the Central Board and the State Boards for the prevention and control of water pollution constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows :--
1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT, APPLICATION AND COMMENCEMENT
(1) This Act may be called the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), it applies to all the States to which the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 applies and the Union territories.
(4) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. DEFINITIONS
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:--
(a) "local authority" means a municipal corporation or a municipal council (by whatever name called) or a cantonment board or any other body, entrusted with the duty of supplying the water under the law by or under which it is constituted;
(b) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made…...

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