Environmental Law In India

Author: Mohammad Naseem
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041136339
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Environmental Law In India. Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to legislation and practice concerning the environment in India. A general introduction covers geographic considerations, political, social and cultural aspects of environmental study, the sources and principles of environmental law, environmental legislation, and the role of public authorities. The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protecting the environment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste, soil, noise, and radiation. Then, a section on nature and conservation management covers protection of natural and cultural resources such as monuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests, fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the application of zoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative and judicial remedies to environmental issues. There is also an analysis of the impact of international and regional legislation and treaties on environmental regulation. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for environmental lawyers handling cases affecting India. Academics and researchers, as well as business investors and the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative environmental law and policy.

Environmental Law In India

Author: Gurdip Singh
Publisher: MacMillan India
ISBN: 9781403924902
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Environmental Law In India. This book spells out the international legal dimensions of Sustainable Development and the judicial activism in India to implement the mandate of Sustainable Development. It focuses on the importance of public interest litigation in the cases relating t

Handbook Of Environmental Law Second Edition

Author: P.B. Sahasranaman
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 0198087349
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Handbook Of Environmental Law Second Edition . This handbook critically analyses a range of environmental protection laws in India, and compares them with foreign and international jurisprudence on environmental protection.

Environmental Jurisprudence In India

Author: C. M. Abraham
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041111692
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Environmental Jurisprudence In India. Within the last two decades, India has not only enacted specific legislation on environmental protection but has also virtually created a new fundamental right to a clean environment in the Constitution. The models and methods adopted in the Indian context appear, at first sight, similar to those in other common law systems. Yet there are many subtle differences which have changed the structure and content of legal development in India. Indian environmental jurisprudence brings out the unique characteristics of a new legal order which has gradually been established in India. The distinguishing nature of this jurisprudence, as this book shows in detail, has three interconnected elements. First, the nature of the new Indian constitutional law regime accords greater importance to public concerns than protecting private interests. Secondly, this jurisprudential development reflects certain aspects of Indian legal culture, through implicit and explicit reliance on autochthonous values and concepts of law, encapsulated in the Indian juristic postulate of "dharma," Thirdly, the emerging Indian environmental jurisprudence bears testimony to the activist role of the Indian judiciary which has also had a significant impact in many areas other than environmental law. In short, the development of environmental jurisprudence in India manifests neo-"dharmic" jurisprudence in postmodern public law. It accommodates ideas currently voiced by experts around the world for protecting the environment in forms modified by the Indian legal culture.

Environmental Laws Of India

Author: Harkanwal Singh
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512068474
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Environmental Laws Of India. As a country, we have made substantial progress in cleaning up the environment, thanks to the ambitious statutory frame work, impressive contributions by states, municipalities, and the private sector, and most importantly by the Indian Public's unwavering support for clean air and water. And yet, we face a daunting array of challenges. The environment continues to be degraded by toxic chemicals such as pesticides, heavy metals and synthetic organic compounds. We continue to lose wet lands, wildlife habitat and other productive natural resources to development. Demand has exploded for clean water for all its many purposes, in some places outstripping available supplies, as population and economic activity increase. We are notoriously inefficient in the way we use both water and energy. Numerous fisheries are excessively harvested or depleted, and coastal estuaries and waterways are degraded by runoff from sources of pollution dispersed across the landscape. Most obvious today is the threat of global climate change; as more green house gases are pumped into the atmosphere, leading scientists report we have reached, or be close to reaching, a "tipping point" that requires urgent action. It is the time to rethink the roles and strategies of government and the private sector in safeguarding public health and the environment? Taking the twin pillars of regulation and enforcement as a foundation, tackling the challenges of global climate change and toxic pollution requires more of us to fashion nonpartisan solutions that enlist the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of Indians. Technology, which has contributed to past problem, must be employed to reverse current energy and pollution trends, as they pose a clear risk to all of us. This requires the intelligent use of legal and economic tools to create appropriate incentives for those engaged in industry, agriculture, transportation, and business- as well as for consumers, and citizens generally- for we have learned over more than 30 years in this endeavour that environment protection is by no means the exclusive province of EPA. Rather, we have to build the concern into all aspects of our economic and community life if we are to achieve a safe, healthy environment. We need far more attention devoted to the means by which we can stimulate and deploy new, more environmentally sustainable technologies. We need to harness market forces on behalf of the environment. More and more companies are learning that improving efficiency and cutting waste pays off - in their bottom line. Ultimately, we need to reconcile consumer demand with the growing awareness of its impacts on a finite and, it seems, increasingly vulnerable planet. Environmental Laws of India provides a valuable foundation for constructing multifaceted approaches to nonpartisan environmentalism. It offers, in one place, grounding in environmental law, and policy. My hope is that this work will help provide the basis for renewing our commitment to environmental health in step with a modern industrial society. Our future may well depend on our ability to embrace a paradigm shift to sustainable development, in other words, to a model of economics prosperity that respects the essential contribution of natural systems on which all human activities depend.