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S. Bhatt & Akhtar Majeed (Edited)

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Issues concerning environment can not remain local because the effects of environmental mis-management cross-state and national boundaries. Pollution cannot remain the concern of the place where it originates because it goes on to affect a much bigger geographical area. Environmental activists insist that natural endowments can be better managed and effectively regulated as the local level. But they also apprehend a dilution of regulatory enforcement at the local level.

In times of global concerns about environmental issues a system of cooperative federalism can offer a framework where responsibilities are shared. Instead of just imposing national or international mandates on the lower tiers of governance, environmental protection would be better managed if the latter are given more share in regulation and enforcement. Environment is an area where federal devolution can provide the solution for welfare governance.

Uppal Publishing House, Delhi, 2002
ISBN No.81-7658-015-5, Rs.595/-.

Contents :
Foreword : M. K. Kaw

Preface : Akhtar Majeed

Introduction: Environment Law and Management - K. Roy Paul

1 Environmental Laws and the Global Order - S. Bhatt

2 Laws and Environmental Management: The Challenges Before India. - Anil Agarwal

3    Harmonising Conflicts in Environmental Policies: Federal Perspective M. Afzal Wani

4 Pollution of Air: New Thrust Areas - G. S. Sachdeva

5 Wildlife Management by Centre or State Government? Commensal Monkeys – A Case Study - Iqbal Malik

6 Federal Dimension of Environment Impact Assessment Law: A Preliminary Exploration - Md. Zafar Mahfooz Nomani

7.  Risk Assessment for the Hazardous Waste-Management -M. Kazim Raza

8  Towards Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes: A Case for Cooperative Federalism - Shikhar Ranjan

9  Regulating Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes - B. C. Nirmal

10 Management of Environmental Laws in the Indian Federalism Abraham P. Meachinkara

11 Challenges for Environment Law Compliance and Enforcement in India - S. Bhatt


I  Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, 1972.

II U. N. World Charter for Nature, 1982

III The Environment Protection Act, India 1986

IV The Environment (Protection) Rules, India 1986

V Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

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