India reveals draft standard for Toluene Diisocyanate

Comments invited until September 1, 2021

On August 2, 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) announced a draft standard specifying requirements, sampling and test methods for toluene diisocyanate (TDI-80), and is inviting comments until September …

Bangladesh publishes E-waste Management Rule

Including collection targets and RoHS provisions for 10 substances

On June 10, 2021, Bangladesh’s Department of Environment (DOE) published the Hazardous Waste (e-waste) Management Rules, 2021 under the Bangladesh Environmental Protection Act, 1995. The E-waste rule covers the products …

Product Designs in India

In India, as in other countries, standards are issued to provide specifications for any goods, which are operated on a voluntary basis. However, based on enforceable laws and regulations such …

India publishes comprehensive OSH Code

On September 29, 2020, the government of India published ‘Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020’. The implementation date of the code will be set forth in a separate …

Energy Efficiency for Products in India

In India, the Standards & Labeling Program (a five-star rating), an energy-efficiency labeling system for household electrical products, has been launched since May 2006, and products subject to both the …

E-waste Management in India

The Government of India promulgated the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, based on the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR). However, the collection of e-waste has not progressed as …

Occupational Safety and Health in India

The main laws and regulations relating to occupational health and safety in India are as follows. Factories Act, 1948 The Factories Act, 1948 was enacted for the purpose of controlling …

Noise, Vibration and Odour Control in India

India has the Factories Act, 1948, which was enacted to control occupational health and safety in factories and regulates worker safety, health and welfare. However, it does not include provisions …

Air Pollution Control in India

As a result of economic growth with increased traffic, industrialization and energy demand, India’s air pollution is getting worse by the day, especially in urban areas, where cars are a …

Water Pollution Control in India

The central legislation in the control of water pollution in India is the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (the “Water Act”). The Water Act was enacted for …

Energy Conservation in India

Energy Conservation (This page) Energy Efficiency for Products   Since the 1990s, India has stepped up its efforts to conserve energy. In 2001, the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 was enacted, …

Waste management in India

Waste management (This page) E-waste Management   With urbanization, industrialization and a 7% economic growth rate, India is experiencing a rapid increase in the amount of waste produced, which is …

Chemical Management in India

The chemical industry in India covers a wide range of chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals, specialty chemicals, dyes, biopharmaceuticals and bio-industrial products. Significant growth opportunities are expected in the specialty chemicals, polymers …

India, EHS laws & regulations framework

  Introduction As one of the BRICs countries, India has achieved remarkable economic growth in recent years. Along with economic growth, environmental pollution is increasing in the country. Various challenges …

Bhutan releases Environmental Standards, 2020, establishing various standard values

11 criteria including industrial effluent discharge standards and vehicular emission standards being specified

In June 2020, the National Environment Commission of Bhutan released the Environmental Standards, 2020. The standards establish standard values for the following 11 criteria. Ambient water quality criteria Industrial effluent …