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Environmental Law in India - Second Edition

Environmental Law in India - Second Edition

By Mohammad Naseem


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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.

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 12/01/2014
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041158840
SKU 10057702-0001
Table of Contents

The Author.


List of Abbreviations.


General Introduction.

Chapter 1. General Background.

Chapter 2. Basic Principles of Environmental Law.

Chapter 3. Historical Background.

Chapter 4. The Role of Government Institutions in the Shaping and Administration of Environmental Law and Policy.

Chapter 5. Sources of Environmental Law.

Part I. Pollution Control.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. General Law.

Chapter 3. Air Pollution.

Chapter 4. Water Pollution.

Chapter 5. Waste.

Chapter 6. Soil Pollution.

Chapter 7. Noise Pollution.

Chapter 8. Radiation and Vibrations (Nuclear and Non-nuclear).

Chapter 9. Other Sectors.

Part II. Nature Conservation and Management.

Chapter 1. Legislation in the Field of Conservation and Management and Shortcomings.

Chapter 2. Pressures on Natural Resources.

Chapter 3. Monuments and Landscapes.

Chapter 4. Parks and Reserves.

Chapter 5. Wildlife Protection.

Chapter 6. Agricultural Resources.

Chapter 7. Forests.

Chapter 8. Fish Resources.

Chapter 9. Subsoil and Minerals.

Chapter 10. Other Sectors.

Part III. Zoning and Land Use Planning.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Urban and Rural Zoning.

Chapter 3. Statutory Structure and Legal Regime.

Chapter 4. Land Use Planning.

Chapter 5. National Planning.

Chapter 6. Regional Planning.

Chapter 7. Local Planning.

Chapter 8. Municipal Planning.

Chapter 9. Environmentally Sensitive Zones and Industrial Sites.

Part IV. Liability Questions.

Chapter 1. Liability Under Environmental Legislation.

Chapter 2. Liability under Criminal Law.

Chapter 3. Substantive Rules of Liability.

Chapter 4. Duty to Preserve for Future Generations.

Chapter 5. Balance between Development, Planning and Environment.

Part V. Juridical Actions of Individuals.

Chapter 1. Civil Action.

Chapter 2. The Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Chapter 3. Actions Prescribed under Specific Legislation.

Chapter 4. Access of Citizens to Apex Courts.

Chapter 5. Administrative Remedies.

Chapter 6. Judicial Remedies.

Selected Bibliography.