The Environment Protection (Control of Non-biodegradable Garbage) Act, 2016

Bill No. 79 of 2016


Dated on 10th May, 2016


A Bill to prevent throwing or depositing non-biodegradable garbage in public drains, roads and places open to public view so as to protect the environment from being polluted by such garbage and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS 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;

And Whereas it is considered necessary to implement the decisions aforesaid to protect the environment from the ill-effects of non- biodegradable garbage;

And Whereas article 48A of the Constitution enjoins upon the State to endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—