Both the protection and improvement of environment and development are in tandem in India and that development work is not in any way at the cost of environment.
i. India is among the few countries of the world which is very sincere in environmental issues. India has participated in all international convention and summit since Stockholm Declaration (1972).
ii. After Stockholm Dec. (1972), India’s step towards environmental protection.
In 1972-Indian parliament passed ‘Water Pollution Act’; in 1976- ‘Jhoom Farming Prevention Act; in 1972- ‘Wild Life Act’; in 1981- ‘Air Pollution Act’; and in 1986 ‘Environment Protection Act’ which gives power to the central govt, to take necessary measures to protect the environment.