Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
1. Short Title, Extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
(2) It extends to the whole of India .
(3) It shall come into force on such date 1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and for different areas.