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Environmental Law in India, Third Edition

By Mohammad Naseem, Saman 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.

Publish Date 06/17/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403521251
SKU 10057702-0002
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 Nonnuclear)

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

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