Environmental law: A war against environmental crime
Esha Anand, Himani Shokeen
This Research is undertaken to reflect the absolute nature of the Environmental Law, combating against the Environmental Crime. The word “Environment” connotes Surroundings. The term Environment is comprised of Air, Water, Food, and Sunlight etc hence it affects all the living creatures i.e., Plants & trees. However, a number of necessities of life are fulfilled from the environment. Thus, it can be said that the Environment is a life support system. Therefore, it calls for a tremendous need to preserve the environment to serve the basis of all aspects of life i.e., Environment Protection, to Control, restrict, the use & exploitation of natural resources, Achieve sustainable development, balance ecosystem, protect environment quality, & overall to punish the environment polluter. From the ancient times we constitute the environment as a gift of nature as well as a blessing to living creatures, but this blessing is on the way of extinction due to day-by-day increasing Environment Pollution, which has been termed as a serious threat to our nature/environment. Without a good quality environment life is next to impossible for all the living creatures. Therefore the concern towards the environment must be raised by all the individuals and its enforcement action must be guaranteed by the government authority. There is a need for improvement in human well being that allows us to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs, which is also termed as “Sustainable Development’. Environment related laws are provided by the authorities to conserve environment from being exploited not only for present but also to serve the future needs of upcoming generation. Environment protection laws are made applicable to whole of India to protect & preserve the environment and also to punish the polluter’s causing environment degradation. The existence & purpose of the environmental law is to protect the environment and to create a set of rules for people to use natural resources & violation of such rules constitutes a punishable offence, therefore, such laws must be strictly observed & enforced by the authorities to preserve the Environment.