How does this explainer help the user?
This explainer aims to help the user understand causes of water pollution in India and the law relating to it. This law lays down the rights of people who are affected by water pollution and the steps they can take to complain to the appropriate authorities. This explainer also discusses the offences and punishments relating to water pollution.
What are the laws being discussed?
This explainer discusses the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 which lays down the provisions for the control, prevention and reduction mechanisms for water pollution. The explainer also refers to the relevant provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 which lays down the general measures for the protection and development of the environment.
References are also made to relevant provisions from the Constitution of India, 1950 which stipulate the legal protection of the environment, the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 which place criminal liability for actions that result in water pollution.