Multiple Environmental Legislations in India: An Analysis

  • Debangana Chatterjee
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  • Debangana Chatterjee

    Student at Amity Law School, Gurugram, India

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In India, there are a host of regulations relating to environmental protection. The environment has a direct impact on human lives, and environmental degradation has a direct impact on human lives. The following hypothesis can be made from this study: it is important to govern human behaviour and social transactions using laws that have already been designed to suit various contexts and values. Multiple legislations, as well as a plethora of rules and regulations, made it easier to delegate functions from the federal and state governments to other authorities. Now the question is whether the existing or enforced many environmental legislations in India are effective and strict enough, or whether they need to be more comprehensive and succinct. Despite the fact that several legislative steps have already been made to give effect to the significant right to live in a healthy environment, as well as the accompanying responsibility imposed on the state and individuals to ensure environmental preservation and conservation. In this research paper, my endeavour is to analyse Indian environmental legislations. Although India has a plethora of environmental regulations, its enforcement mechanisms are not up to par. As a result, both the Central and State Governments should investigate the issue of proper implementation of several environmental legislations in India. India requires a complete and integrated environmental protection legislation that should be codified in a single Act rather than several statutes in order to avoid chaos and confusion, as the same thing is often codified under separate statutes, so as to avoid confusion and multiplicity.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 1665 - 1676


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