The Public Liability Insurance Act was notified vide the
Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI, New Delhi, notification no. 200, date 24th March
'91, with the aim to provide immediate relief measures to the person affected by
the accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance and for matters
connected there with viz. processing, treatment, packaging, storage,
In this connection the Ministry, has specified 179 hazardous chemicals with quantities in column -3 of table -1. All industries which
store or handle hazardous chemicals equal or beyond the regulatory quantity are
required to take PLI policy under this Act.