There has been a pressing demand for a new third edition of Professor Shastri's authoritative work on Environmental Law. Moreover, in this growing field of law, the rapid increase in case law and newer statutory provisions make it necessary to bring out a new edition incorporating all newer developments.
The book is divided into thirteen chapters to study the various aspects of environment protection and conservation. It refers to more than 230 Supreme Court and High Court decisions, incorporating all the latest case law up to April, 2008. Extracts from many decisions have been given in the appendix of the book, enabling the reader to refer to the original text of the decisions.
The author has also taken care to incorporate all relevant statutory law, with amendments. Apart from the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (brought into force in 2003) this updated edition includes provisions on Forest Law and gives the new developments in the area of International Environmental Law. Pollution control provisions under the Law of Torts; the Indian Penal Code, 1948; Criminal Procedure Code, 1973; Forest Act, 1927; Factories Act, 1948 and others have been thoroughly analysed and explained.
This comprehensive book is of immense value to students, researchers, administrators, academicians, judges, advocates and NGOs.
Dr. Satish Shastri by writing this book has done a great service to the society. The book shows his immense interest, in-depth study and deep love for the subject and the concerned law. -Extract from the Foreword by Justice V.S. Dave, Former Judge, Rajasthan High Court