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  • While you are thinking about yourself, Think about our environment and GO GREEN
  • Environment protection act

    1. 1. Environment protection act & Air act PRESENTED BY PADMAPRIYA.G
    2. 2. Environment protection• Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the environment, on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of the natural environment and (or) humans.• Protection of the environment is needed due to various human activities.
    3. 3. Environmental Pollutants
    4. 4. Burning fossil fuel• Burning fossil fuels in cars and power stations releases so2 and other green house gases.• So2 dissolve in rain – acid rain.
    5. 5. Acid rain• Acid rain damages trees and pollutes rivers and lakes• Results in erosion of buildings and statues.
    6. 6. Pesticides Deforestation
    7. 7. • Academic institutions now offer courses, such as oEnvironment studies oEnvironment management oEnvironment engineering
    8. 8. • The ACTS formulated by the government, devote to environment protection and development.
    9. 9. Environment protection act (1986)
    10. 10. • An Act to provide for the protection and improvement of environment.• Whereas the decisions were taken at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June, 1972, in which India participated, to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of human environment.
    11. 11. • The Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was introduced after the Bhopal gas tragedy during Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister of our country.
    12. 12. Objective• Providing for the protection and improvement of the environment• Preventing environmental pollution in all its forms• To tackle specific environmental problems that are peculiar to different parts of the country.
    13. 13. •To co-ordinate the activities of the various regulatoryagencies already in existence.• To appoint environment officers to checkenvironmental pollution.• To improve the quality of life by protection ofenvironment.• Establishing environmental laboratories.• To protect the forests and wildlifein the country
    14. 14. Alternative energy sources• Conserve our rapidly diminishing fossil fuel reserves by using Alternative energy sources.
    15. 15. Biological control of pests• Using natural predators to eat pests instead of pesticides.
    16. 16. • Set aside lands for animals to prevent over grazing and destruction.
    17. 17. Planning and execution of a nation-wideprogram for the prevention, control andabatement of environmental pollution.
    18. 18. • Laying down standards for emission or discharge of environmental pollutants from various sources whatsoever.
    19. 19. • Restriction of areas in which any industries, operations or processes shall not be carried out or shall be carried out subject to certain safeguards.
    20. 20. • Laying down procedures and safeguards for the prevention of accidents which may cause environmental pollution and remedial measures for such accidents.• Laying down procedures and safeguards for the handling of hazardous substances.
    21. 21. • Establishment or recognition of environmental laboratories and institutes to carry out the functions entrusted to such environmental laboratories and institutes under this Act.
    22. 22. SUGGESTIONSSolar Power System For Your Home,Reducing the use of Electric power,Recycling,Raise Awareness,Reduce waste,Choose Energy Efficient Appliances.
    23. 23. Air (prevention and control of pollution ) act, 1981
    24. 24. • This law specifically states that: “the prevention and control of air pollution at its source is the primary responsibility of State and local governments.”
    25. 25. Objectives• Protect and enhance the quality of air resources.• Protect public health and welfare while fostering a beneficial productive capacity.• Prevention, control and abatement of air pollution .• Gives power to board for ensuring that there are proper systems for prevention of air pollution.
    26. 26. • Amendments created features to let industries make choices on the best way to reach pollution cleanup goals.• Raw material…
    27. 27. • Gasoline refiners can get credits for producing cleaner gasoline than required and they use those credits when their gasoline doesn’t achieve cleanup requirements.
    28. 28. • Maximum achievable control technology to be adopted for both new and existing sources.• Waste water treatment plants and air pollution control equipment.
    29. 29. • The Act provides that the State Government, in consultation with the State Board, is empowered to declare any area or areas within the jurisdiction of the concerned State an “Air Pollution Control Area”.
    30. 30. PenaltyContravention : shall be punishable with Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.
    31. 31. If we think right now we can minimize the pollution….