Environmental Disasters as Catalysts for Risk Regulation in India​​

Varsha Venkatesh
Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

This paper aims to evaluate and analyze the risk regulations and legislations around disaster management in India and speculate whether the existing laws and regulations are efficient in achieving the goal of mitigating impacts and losses caused by the disasters both natural and man-made. Through this paper I will also attempt to observe whether  environmental disasters have been catalysts in bringing about risk regulations in India. I was inspired to explore this topic after watching a documentary that was centered around how the world, particularly our natural environment was and what it has become post industrialization, specifically in the 21st Century. It was appalling to see how much damage human intervention had inflicted on the environment, the result of which we are all facing now and will continue to face more intensely if we don’t stop immediately. This intrigued me to explore these issues to see where our country stands in terms of environmental legislations. Further, due to the limited of scope of this paper, only a few legislations, acts and case laws will be discussed.

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25860