The environment is the wellspring of life on earth like water, air, soil, etc., and determines the presence, development, and improvement of humanity and all its activities. The concept of environmental protection and preservation is not new. It has been intrinsic to many ancient civilizations. Ancient India texts highlight that it is the dharma of each individual in the society to protect nature and the term ‘nature’ includes land, water, trees and animals which are of great importance to us. In the ‘Atharva Veda’, the ancient Hindu Scepters stated: “What of thee I dig out, let that quickly grow over”. The main characteristics of environmental law are the necessity for an interdisciplinary approach because of the complexity of the subject.
Important articles and study material on Environmental Laws – Click on the link to Read
- Environmental Protection Act, 1986 In A Nutshell
- Environmental Law & the Indian Constitution
- Environmental Justice, Equity and Governance
- The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 – Bare Act
- The Air (Prevention And Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 – Bare Act
- Water (Prevention And Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 – Bare Act
- The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 – Bare Act
- Law of Torts & Environment
- Law of Crimes & Environment
- Role of Indian Judiciary in the evolution of Environmental Jurisprudence
- Absolute Liability: A journey from Strict Liability
- Polluter Pays Principle: An Economic Or A Legal Principle?
- National Green Tribunal – History, Features And Challenges
- A Comparative study of the approach employed by NGT and Judiciary in dealing with Environmental Cases
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