Environmental rights and guarantees

What headway have we made on regulation to meet the challenges that natural resource conflicts spark? India’s constitution is now nearly 70 years old. However, the country’s environmental jurisprudence didn’t quite develop concomitantly with its constitutional jurisprudence. Its only over the last three and a half decades that we have seen a burgeoning of environmental law. And to a large extent this growth has been a product of what many have described as “judicial activism”,as a product of public litigation that began to swell during the mid 1980s. But these…

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