Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)
Environmental laws: Indian perspective
Author(s): Siddharth Bhagat
Abstract: ‘Environment’ defined under Indian Law according to Section 2(a) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1986, ‘Environment’ includes Water, air and land and the inter-relationship which exists among and between, water, air, land, and human beings, other living creatures, plants, microorganisms and property. Environmental law is a collective term describing the network of treaties, statutes, regulations, common and customary laws addressing the effects of human activity on the natural environment. This article pertains to study of laws associated with protection of environment. The article shows the study of various laws which were being framed by Indian government and Indian judicial system. It clearly states that for the protection of environment the government and the Indian judicial system have worked since very early years. But to protect the environment we need corporation of people as well as Indian judicial system.