The present seventh edition of this greatly admired publication on Environmental Law by Prof. S.C. Shastri has been thoroughly revised and updated with all statutory and case law developments since the last edition.
The following are some of the highlights of this new edition:
A new write-up on “Environmental Rule of Law” (Chapter 4) and a new chapter titled “A Ray of Hope” (Chapter 16) for sustainable development.
Updated Act, Rules and Notifications, viz. Forest (Amendment) Act, 2017; Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2018; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018; Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2019.
International environmental law covers the Paris Agreement, 2015 and the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, 2021 (COP 26).
The author has discussed the distinctive shift in the approach of the courts to achieve the goal of environmental justice i.e. from anthropocentric approach to ecocentric approach. The focus of the courts has shifted from humans to the protection and preservation of ecology or the present species of flora and fauna. The evolving concept of “corporate social responsibility” in relation to environmental justice has also been provided due place in this work.
The book will prove to be immensely useful to students of LL.B. and LL.M., researchers, administrators, academicians, judges, advocates and NGOs. The book will definitely be a prized collection for any library.
Extract from the foreword
Dr Satish Shastri by writing this book has done a great service to society. The book shows his immense interest, in-depth study and deep love for the subject and the law concerned.
Introduction 1. Ancient Indian Environmental Ethics 2. Pollution: Causes and Kinds 3. Need for Environmental Law: An Indian Perspective 4. The Indian Constitution and Environment Protection 5. Environmental Pollution and Control Under Other Laws 6. The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 7. Law Relating to Hazardous Wastes Management: An Indian Profile 8. Noise Pollution, Public Health, and Protection 9. Water Pollution and the Law 10. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 11. Forest and Conservation Laws 12. Wildlife Protection and the Law 13. Coastal Zone Management in India 14. International Environmental Law 15. Nuclear Power Plants and the Environment 16. A Ray of Hope
Appendices 1. Some Important Pronouncements 2. National Environment Policy, 2006