Air Act has a minimum punishment of 1 year 6 months Jail.
Delhi despite being at the heart of the campaigns against pollution, but it still not have a single case registered for violation of Air Act in 2015.
Of all the 50 cases filed across the country, 42 were in lodged in Maharashtra itself.
National Crime Records Bureau report which was launched earlier this year highlighted that how despite being armed with a criminal law, Pollution Control Boards had failed abysmally to act in controlling the increasing levels of pollution.
Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, provides for a punishment of a term not less than 1.5 years for norm violations its provisions.
Unlike forest officers, the Pollution Control Board staff and the scientists are not being trained to file the criminal complaints and the drag violators to the court and just issue notices, requesting the violators to follow the rules said Ritwick Dutta, Advocate and Founder, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE).
- Environmental Laws
- Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1981
- Compilation of all Pollution Control Laws
- Environment (Protection) Act,1986
- Forest Conservation Act,1980
- Indian Forest Act,1927
- National Environment Appellate Authority Act,1997
- National Environment Tribunal Act,1995
- National Green Tribunal Act,2010
- Poisons Act,1919
- Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1974
- Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act,1977
- Wild Life (Protection) Act,1972