The Exordium of Marine Pollution in India & it’s Laws

  • Reenu Dutt
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  • Reenu Dutt

    Assistant Professor at School of Legal Studies, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, India

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Marine pollution is a significant global issue that affects both India and the rest of the world. It involves the contamination of marine ecosystems, including oceans, seas, and coastal areas, due to human activities. The major sources of marine pollution include industrial discharges, untreated sewage, agricultural runoff, oil spills, plastic waste, and ship-generated waste. In India, several laws and regulations address the issue of marine pollution and aim to protect the country's coastal and marine environments. By delving into the sources, impacts, and consequences of marine pollution, this paper seeks to raise awareness about the critical state of India's coastal and marine ecosystems. The author aims to shed light on the various legal frameworks in place, including the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Act, among others, which are instrumental in safeguarding India's marine environments. The author intends to emphasize the significance of stringent environmental regulations, effective enforcement mechanisms, and concerted efforts in combatting marine pollution and preserving the invaluable marine biodiversity for current and future generations.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 784 - 793


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