ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Statutes and Standards for Pollution Control in India

For many years pollution control was thought to be incompatible with rapid industrial development. By the time the need for a policy to regulate the environmental damage caused by industry was accepted, there already existed a complex system of industrial legislation. The environmental policy in India has evolved out of a series of exercises by policy-makers to strike an appropriate balance between the two goals, of rapid economic develop- ment on the one hand and pollution control on the other.

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