The Draft Rules seek to replace old rule of 2001, which provide details for handling and management of batteries under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The 1986 Act regulates the protection and improvement of the environment.
The draft Rules will be applicable to various stakeholders involved in the life of batteries or its components, consumables, and spare parts which make the product operational. These include every manufacturer, producer, collection center, importer, assembler, dealer, recycler, consumer, and bulk consumers.