Category Archives: Environmental Law

Environmental law involves a series of laws, policies, and procedures enforced by various agencies with the goal of protecting the environment. It is concerned with the attempt to control pollution and the depletion of natural resources within a framework of sustainable development.

20 Landmark Cases relating to Environmental Laws in India

Here is a list of 20 Landmark Cases relating to Environmental Laws in India delivered by the Supreme Court and other High Courts which have further facilitated in furthering of the cause of creating ‘environmental consciousness’. Introduction The idea of ‘environmental consciousness’ began when man realised that the environment does not belong to man but he belongs to……...

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Environmental Protection in the USA: Judiciary and the Government

This article on ‘Environmental protection in the USA: Judiciary and the Government’ is written by Antariksh Anant and sheds light on the role of the judiciary and the government of the USA in protecting the environment. I. Introduction In the United States, the structure for environmental protection is fundamentally a statutory one. In the previous two decades, Congress……...

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Water Management Laws and their Efficacy in Providing Safe Drinking Water

Introduction Water management laws in India had undergone a revolution. For decades, water laws in India were concerned with land rights and irrigation progressively it had shifted its concern to drinking water conservation and protection as well.[1] The shift in focus should have an impact to conserve drinking water. The union government had enacted the Water (Prevention and……...

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Nature and Scope of Environment laws

This article discusses the significance of Environment Laws and the principles followed throughout the world. In addition to this, the effectiveness and concerns of environment laws of different countries are also analysed. The evolution of science and technology and the expansion of industries has accelerated the environment pollution, which has led to immense changes within the nature of……...

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Development and Environment: The Conflict of Interest

In this article on Development and Environment: The Conflict of Interest, the author seeks to understand the relationship between the right to development and the right to a clean and healthy environment. The article looks at the consequences of over-exploitation of the environment in the name of development. Moreover, it focuses on the Indian judiciary’s approach to these……...

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Fundamental Right To a Clean and Healthy Environment

The right to a clean and healthy environment has been the focal point of deliberations since time immemorial. A clean and healthy environment is a prerequisite for the existence of human civilization. It is indispensable for the holistic growth of the society. The discourse of human rights builds upon the values of dignity which are inseparable and which……...

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Public Awareness and its Contribution towards the Prevention of Environmental Degradation in India

Public awareness plays an important role in the prevention of environmental degradation. Mobilising the masses into taking action when government and state policies fail is essential because of the alarming rate at which climate change and pollution are harming the world. In this article, Shweta Pathania explores the ways in which public awareness can bring a sea change……...

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Environmental Protection under the Indian Constitution

“Industrialise or Perish” is a universally acknowledged slogan which has become the seed for environmental contamination. Environmental protection is thus the need of the hour. The Indian constitution explicitly endorses environmental protection. The designers of the constitution through Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy intimate the citizens of India to secure and improve the environment. This……...

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Right to a Wholesome Environment

The right to a wholesome environment or the right to a clean and healthy environment is a basic human right. In the year 2012, the then Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan suggested that the right to a wholesome environment is a fundamental right and needs to be safeguarded. This article takes a look at……...

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Protection of Marine Life : Protecting Unattended Biodiversity Destruction And Legal Aspects

Marine life is in need of protection more than ever before. This article takes a comprehensive look at marine life protection laws and other steps taken in the direction of preserving marine biodiversity. Introduction Almost 70 percent of the earth is covered with oceans and seas and contains an immense amount of biological diversity. Marine life is an……...

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