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National pollution control day December 2nd 2019

APPEAL OF THE DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, for the National Pollution Control Day - DECEMBER 2nd, 2019

The “National Pollution Control Day” is celebrated every year on 2nd of December in India in order to give the honor and memorialize the thousands of human beings who had lost their existence because of the Bhopal gas calamity. Bhopal gas tragedy was happened in the night of 2nd December in the year 1984 because of the unintentional discharge of the poisonous chemical known as Methyl Isocyanate as well as some other chemicals released from the Union Carbide Chemical Plant positioned in the city. Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered as one of biggest industrial pollution disasters.

One of the leading factors of celebrating the national pollution control day every year is to manage and control the Industrial Disaster as well as prevention of the pollution of water, air and soil. Varieties of laws are declared by the Government all over world in order to seriously control and prevent the pollution. National pollution control day is celebrated to make aware the people and most importantly to aware the industries about paying great attention towards the need of Pollution Control Acts.

Government has launched the variety of serious acts and rules for the control and prevention of pollution all over the India. Some of are:

  • Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act of 1974
  •  Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Cess Act of 1977
  • The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Amendment Rules, 2011.
  • Tamil Nadu Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1983
  • Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act of 1981, amended 1987
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1982
  • The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, 1983
  •  Environment (Protection) Rules of 1986
  •  Environment (Protection) Act of 1986
  • Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules of1989
  •  Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules of 1989
  •  Recycled Plastics Manufacture & Usage Rules of 1999
  • Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules of 2000
  •  E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.
  •  Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016
  •  Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016
  • Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2016
  • Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016

National Pollution Day is celebrated by the people to provide a proper knowledge about the Effects and the problems of the Pollution in the India on the 2nd December. It is used to make the people aware of the various effects and its problems on the people living in Environment.

On this National Pollution control day, I urge all to take responsibility for the, government, Peoples, NGO’s, Volunteers and Industries are the first who must follow all the rules and regulations to prevent control and reduce the pollution.

Director of Environment