Judicial contribution in enhancing environmental jurisprudence
Dr. VG Shinde
Healthy environment is need of everyone. It impacts our life in several ways. Therefore, it is our duty to protect environment, the environmental protection is need of day. Today we witness ecological imbalance, degrading environment, depredated earth, traumatic subversion of the eco-system, poisoning of air, water and food and technological plunder of resources of nature. Constitution of India is basic law of land and played very important role in protection of environment. It is observed that, Indian Constitution contains several provisions which require the State and the citizens to protect environment. Indian judiciary is said to be the first to show greater concern and due attention to the protection of environment from various pollinations. A perusal of the thought provoking decisions of various High Court’s as well as the Supreme Court speaks volumes about the significant role played by the judiciary has opened new aspirations in the arena of environmental protection. Through its activist approach took initiative in development of environmental Jurisprudence.