Environmental law,Environmental protection
Penalties for violation under the Environment Protection Act
What are the penalties for violation under the Environment Protection Act?
By  Anonymous  |  31 May 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Vishal Kumar Thakur
Advocate

1. Whoever fails to comply with or contravenes any of the provisions of this Act, or the rules made or orders or directions issued thereunder, shall, in respect of each such failure or contravention, be punishable with imprisonment for a team which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both, and in case the failure or contravention continues, with additional fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day during which such failure or contravention continues after the conviction for the first such failure or contravention.

2. If the failure or contravention referred to in sub-section(1) continues beyond a period of one year after the date of conviction, the offender shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.

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