The book has now been thoroughly revised, updated and enlarged with the latest case laws. It takes into account all the important changes that have taken place in environmental law since the publication of the last edition.
The book examines the constitutional status of environment and deals with latest changes in environmental jurisprudence. It covers sustainable development, legal regulations of hazardous substances, environmental protection, protection of air, water, forests, wildlife and biodiversity. It elaborates, analyses and evaluates the specialised environmental legislation adopted in India not only to prevent pollution but also to protect and improve the environment. The shortcomings and loopholes in the environmental legislations have been clearly spelt out in the book.
The book lays special emphasis on the National Green Tribunal. It analyses the need behind the establishment of the Tribunal and the future course of action. The book also analyses the law related to biodiversity in India.
"The Environmental Law book authored by Prof. Gurdeep Singh is a piece of scholarly work. It covers all the relevant and recent judgments alongwith landmark cases."
Dr. Saira Gori, Assistant Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University
Part I General 1. Introduction 2. Sustainable Development 3. Environment and the Constitution of India
Part II Public Interest Litigation and Liability 4. Role of Public Interest Litigation in Environmental Protection 5. Legal Regulation of Hazardous Substances
Part III STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATING TO DIFFERENT KINDS OF POLLUTION 6. Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 7. Water Pollution Control 8. Air Pollution Control 9. Noise Pollution Control 10. National Green Tribunal 11. Legal Protection of Forests 12. Legal Protection of Wild Life . 13. Biological Diversity Act, 2002