THE BANYAN TREE: VOLUME I : MOVE TOWARDS HOLISTIC HEALTH
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SELECTIVE LIST OF LEGISLATIONS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT AND CHEMICAL SAFETY

CENTRAL ENACTMENTS


1. Water Pollution


The River Boards Act, 1956


The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1970


The water (prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974


The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977.,


2. Air Pollution


The Indian Boilerís Act, 1923


The Factories Act, 1948


The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951


The Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act 1947


The Air (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act, 1981


3. Radiation


The Atomic Energy Act, 1962


Radiation Protection Rules, 1971


4. Pesticides


The Insecticides Act, 1968


The Factories Act, 1948


The Poison Act, 1919


5. Others


The Wild Life (protection) Act, 1972


The Indian Forest Act, 1927


The Indian Fisheries Act, 1897


The Urban Land (Ceiling & Regulation) Act, 1976


The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954


The Ancient Monuments and Archelogical sites and Remains Act, 1958


The Forest Conservation Act, 1980.


STATE ENACTMENTS


1. Water Pollution


Orissa River Pollution prevention Act, 1953


Maharashtra Prevention of Water Pollution Act, 1969


2. Smoke Control


The Bental Smoke Nuisance Act, 1905


The Gujarat Smoke Nuisance Act, 1963


The Bombay Smoke Nuisance Act, 1912.


3. Pest Control


The Andhra Pradesh Agricultural pest and Disease Act,1919


The Assam Agricultural pests and disease Act, 1954


The UP Agricultural Disease and Pests Act, 1954


The Mysore Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1917


The Kerala Agricultural Pests and Disease Act, 1958


4. Land Utilisation and Land Improvement


The Andhra pradesh Improvement Scheme Act, 1949


The Acquisition of Land for Flood Control and Prevention of erosion Act, 1955


The Bihar Waste Lands (Reclamation, cultivation and Improvement) Act, 1946


The Delhi Restriction of Uses of Land Act, 1964


Source : CSE Citizenís Report 1984-85p.345.





























LEGISLATION DEALING WITH CHEMICAL SAFETY

Industry Legislation
protection of workerís health Mines Act, 1852

Indian Railway Act 1890


Factories Act, 1948


Dock Labourers Regulation, 1948

Usage of restricted chemicals White Phosphorus Act, 1923

hazardous Occupation


(Lead rule) 1937

Usage of Explosives Indian Explosive Act, 1884
Usage of other chemicals Indian Boilers Act, 1923

Petroleum Act, 1934


Organic Solvent (rubber) Rules, 1937


Chromium Rule, 1937

Food and Agriculture Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954

Insecticides Act, 1965

Environmental Pollution Bengal Smoke Nuisance Act 1905

Factories Act, 1948


Industries Act, 1951


River Board Act, 1956


Mines and Minerals Act, 1957


Merchant Shipping Act, 1970


water (Prevntion and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974


Air Act, 1981

Source : SH.aidi and S.J. Arcievala, Chemical Safety situation in five countries of the Southeast Asia region, WHO New Delhi
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