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| Last Updated: 07/12/2018

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National Pollution Control Day
2nd December is observed as National Pollution Control Day in India. This day is observed in the memory of people who lost their lives in Bhopal gas calamity. Bhopal gas tragedy occurred in the year 1984 on the night of 2–3 December. Many people died due to poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanide also known as MIC. Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered as one of biggest industrial pollution disasters.
Objectives of the day:
  • To spread awareness on managing  and controlling  industrial disasters
  • To prevent the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence
  • To make people and industries aware about the importance of pollution control acts
Some of the prevention methods taken by the Indian Legislation:
  • Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1974
  • Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act of 1977
  •  Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act of 1981
  • Environment (Protection) Rules of 1986
  • Environment (Protection) Act of 1986
  • Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules of1989
  • Recycled Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules of 1999 
  • Ozone Depleting Substances (Regulation) Rules of 2000
  • Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules of 2000
  • Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules of 2001
  • Maharashtra Bio- Degradable Garbage (Control) Ordinance of 2006
  • Environment Impact Assessment Notification of 2006
Due to different types of pollution, natural resources such as water, air, land or forest are being affected speedily. Thus, it is very essential to implement the rules and regulations properly to protect the environment and to reduce the pollution.
I plead to all the public to create awareness about the National Pollution Control Day 2017 among the peer groups and support this noble cause.
Director of Environment