Emerging trends of pollution: A critical appraisal of combating law in India
Dr. SR Katari
Because of various human activities, all the components of the human environment are getting polluted. The air, water, soil and the other components of the environment have become unfit for human consumption. The pollution levels have gone beyond reparable limits. People of the country are unavoidably consuming the polluted substances resulting in gradual accumulation of these toxics in their body. In addition to the natural and national generated pollution; at present the MNCs are invading the third world countries like India, with their technology and the hazardous industrial units. The new trends of trans-boundary pollution are worsening environmental condition of the country and posing serious threat to the life and health of the people. In these situations there is a great need to combat such pollution activities in the country? Law is an effective means to halt the pollution activities. With the inspiration of the Stockholm Declaration. The Water Act- 1974; The Air Act- 1982; and The Environment Protection Act- 1986 were enacted in the country, with high aspirations. Rules were also adopted to strengthen these environmental safeguards. The paper critically examines the sufficiency and efficiency of these environmental legislations, to meet the new trends of the pollution.