Evolution of Environmental Jurisprudence in India

  • Kaustubh Kumar
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  • Kaustubh Kumar

    Student at Amity University, Patna, India

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Over 70% of all human illnesses, according to the WHO, are impacted by deteriorating environmental conditions. The sources of harmful pollutants and effluents are the industries. Agricultural chemicals used as herbicides and insecticides also leave harmful residues. Transport contaminates the environment, whether it is through land, water, or air. Sewage, trash, and drainage systems are examples of public health infrastructure that harms the environment. Our health is impacted by the toxins in the food, water, and homes we live in, which can lead to a variety of diseases. In order to uphold its constitutional duties, the court was and continues to be ready to issue "appropriate" orders, directives, and writs against individuals responsible for ecological imbalance and pollution. This is clear from the numerous instances it has resolved, beginning with the Ratlam municipality case. This essay tries to draw attention to how environmental laws have evolved as a result of judicial activism and precedents set over the years in various case laws that have called into question the legality of related legislation. Environmental laws have been interpreted and applied in different ways when the court's responsibility to protect state resources as part of its operation has been raised. The article focuses on the development of environmental law jurisprudence in India.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2729 - 2738

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114712

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