Author: Shyam Divan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195661737
This volume is interlaced with notes, comments and questions intended to encourage critical thinking amongst lawyers and law students, and retains the familiar analytical structure of the first edition and includes all major developments since then.
Environmental law and policy in India affects almost all sections of society. Those most deeply affected by it are the poor. Displaced and dispossessed by deforestation and despoliation of natural resources, they are the first victims of poor sanitation, polluted air, contaminated water, and scarce wood for fuel and fodder.
This edition of ‘Environmental Law and Policy’ retains the familiar analytical structure of the first edition and includes all major developments since then. It
• focuses on Indian environmental law, policy, problems and needs with the comprehensiveness
of an American law case book
• compiles all the leading cases in environmental law in India with concise extracts of landmark
judgments and policy documents
• provides discussions on projects which could potentially degrade the environment
• contains new sections devoted to wildlife, noise pollution, common property resources and
tribal communities, environmental impact assessment, coastal regulations, transnational
environmental policy and international environmental law
• identifies and analyses emerging conflicts in Indian environmental jurisprudence with a focus on
The volume is interlaced with notes, comments and questions intended to encourage critical thinking amongst lawyers and law students. This updated edition will prove invaluable for students, academics, lawyers, activists and NGOs.