EIA Compendium: Nepal

Law and Regulations - Nepal

1997
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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT, 2053 (1997 A.D.)
Act No. 24 of the year 2053 (1997)
AN ACT MADE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
Preamble : Whereas, it is expedient to make legal provisions in order to maintain clean and healthy environment by minimizing, as far as possible, adverse impacts likely to be caused from environmental degradation on human beings, wildlife, plants, nature and physical objects; and to protect environment with proper use and management of natural resources, taking into consideration that sustainable development could be achieved from the inseparable interrelationship between the economic development and environment protection;
Now, therefore, Parliament has made this Act in the twenty fifty year of the reign of His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.