Mains Paper 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims Level: Effects of using prohibited chemicals
Mains Level: This SC order is more important because it is related to environment degradation, a hot topic these days.
Prohibition of toxic chemicals
- The Supreme Court has prohibited the use of five chemicals, in the manufacture of firecrackers
- These chemicals are labelled as toxic by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
- Prohibited Chemicals: antimony, lithium, mercury, arsenic and lead