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Overview of environmental laws in India: Constitutional provisions in India (Articles 48A and 51A). Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 Amendments 1991, Forest Conservation Act, 1980, Indian Forest Act, Revised 1982, Biological Diversity Act, 2002, Water Act (Pollution Prevention and Control ), 1974 amended 1988 and rules 1975, Air (Pollution prevention and control) Act, 1981 amended 1987 and rules 1982, Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules 1986, Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, The Hazardous and Other Waste (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016, The Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, The biomedical waste management rules, 2016, The solid waste management rules, 2016, The electronic waste (management) rules, 2016 construction and demolition waste management, 2016, The manufacture, storage and import of hazardous chemicals (amendment) Rules, 2000, The Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2010 with Amendments, The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 and Rules 1991, Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, Coastal Regulation Zones (CRZ) 1991 amended from time to time.
Environmental conventions and agreements: Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment 1972, Montreal Protocol, 1987, Conference of the Parties (COP), Basel Convention (1989, 1992), Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (1971), Rio Earth Summit de Janeiro, 1992, Agenda-21, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Convention on Biodiversity (1992), UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, 1997, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Earth Summit in Johannesburg, 2002, RIO + 20, United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, 2000, Copenhagen Summit, 2009. IPCC, UNEP, IGCP.