Protection of Environment and Constitution of India

  • Namerah Akhtar
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  • Namerah Akhtar

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Uttarakhand, India

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We have observed serious manmade disasters to the environment in India where many lost their lives one such disaster is the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in the year 1984. Since then, the requirement for protection of the environment has become an important issue to concentrate on. The Constitution of India has provided numerous provisions regarding protection of environment to have a clean and pollution free where it is the state and the individuals to conserve the natural environment of the nation but why do we have a high percentage of environmental degradation. India has to tackle a number of problems such as population, scarcity of proper food and water, health facilities and poverty. India has one of the greatest populations of slums and if you observe the slum areas you will see a very bad environmental atmosphere. We will be dealing with different cases in this paper such as M.C. Mehta v Union of India and various other environmental cases like the Ganga River pollution case. The aim of this article is to observe the Constitutional Provisions on environmental protection, to compare the provisions on Environmental Protection Act, 1986, To find a method in bringing in an effective mode of environmental preservation, To study the case laws regarding Environmental Law, To observe whether the constitutional remedy is effective enough or not.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 370 - 380


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