Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
The Act was enacted for the protection and improvement of environment and the prevention of hazards to human beings, other living creatures, plants and property. The Coastal Zone Management Plan for Lakshadweep is finalized and implemented in Lakshadweep in accordance with the guidelines given in Annexure-I & II of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests Coastal Regulation Zone Notification No. S.O 114(E) dated 19th February, 1991 as amended in 1994 and notified under Section 3 (I) and Section 3 (2) (v) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and rules 5 (3) (d) of Environment Protection Rules, 1986.