More Details about Supreme Court on Environment Law

General Information  
Author(s)Surendra Malik and Sudeep Malik
PublisherEastern Book Company
Publish YearFebruary 2019


Volume 1: Covers the Supreme Court case-law on Environment Law from 1950 to 20131.Supreme Court on Environment Law for the first time brings together the entire case law of the Supreme Court on this very important subject at one place. This reliable and very convenient digest also covers the Central and State Statutes. 

Volume 2: The update volume 2 updates the case law in Supreme Court on Environment Law from 2014 up to 20182.

Key Points:

l    An authoritative and comprehensive Digest on the subject.

l    Contains 37 Central Statutes and 87 State Statutes.

l  Brings out the maximum law points from the Supreme Court case-law on the subject.

l  Statutes covered include Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules 2003; Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981; Forest Act, 1927; Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972; Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000; Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and many more.

l Case law has been arranged under different topics like:

General Principles of Environmental Law, Environmental Clearance, Hazardous Substances, Air Pollution, Mining and Industries, Monuments and Environment, International Conferences, etc.

l Extensively covers the important component of Environment Law, the sanctions imposed on polluters, like Polluter Pays Principle and Remedial / Compensatory / Punitive Measures, etc.

l Detailed cross–references have been provided under various headings.

l Planned and developed to assist in quick and easy research of all the rulings.

Table Of Contents:
1. General Principles of Environmental Law

1.1 Broadly

1.2 Meaning of Life vis-à-vis Article 21 of the Constitution

1.3 Ecocentrism versus Anthropocentrism

1.4 Public Trust Doctrine

1.5 Polluter Pays Principle and Remedial/Compensatory/Punitive Measures

1.5.1 Nature and Scope

1.5.2 Strict/Absolute Liability, of Polluter

1.5.3 Remedial action/Reclamation/Rehabilitation measures and Compensation

1.5.4 Instances re Areas/Industries

1.5.5 Offences and Penalties

1.5.6 Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 (US)

1.6 Precautionary Principle/Sustainable Development/Inter-Generational Equity Principle

2. Environmental Clearance/NOC/Environment Impact Assessment

2.1 Generally

2.2 Grant of/Quashment of/Irregularity in/Judicial review

2.3 Specific Clearances

2.3.1 Air

2.3.2 Noise

2.3.3 Water/Coastal Areas

2.3.4 Development Projects

2.3.5 Hazardous Substances

2.3.6 Mining and Industries

2.4 EIA Notifications

3. Regulatory Framework, Bodies and Judicial Intervention

3.1 Generally

3.2 Writ Jurisdiction/Green/Forest Bench

3.3 Court appointed Committees/CEC/Monitoring Committee

3.4 National Green Tribunal te Guide

3.5 National/State Environmental Regulators

3.6 Arunachal Pradesh Forest Protection Authority

3.7 Board of Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR)

3.8 Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Agency (CAMPA)

3.9 Central Board of Prevention and Control of Water Pollution

3.10 Central Groundwater Board

3.11 Central/State Pollution Control Board

3.12 Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority

3.13 Forest Advisory Committee

3.14 Forest Officers

3.15 Municipal Corporations

3.16 National and State Boards for Wildlife (NBWL/SBWL)

3.17 National and State Coastal Zone Management Authority

3.18 National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA)

3.19 National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)

3.20 National River Conservation Authority (NRCA)

3.21 Nodal Agencies

3.22 State-appointed Pricing Committee

3.23 Taj Trapezium Zone Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority

3.24 Regulatory Statutes, Rules, Regulations and Norms

4. Development vis-à-vis Ecology: National, Urban and Rural Development

4.1 Generally

4.2 Development Projects

4.3 Urban Ecology/Green Areas/Belt/Town Planning/Urban Environmental Balance

4.4 Public Health

4.5 Development Statutes, Rules, Regulations and Norms

5. Environmental/Ecological Disasters

5.1 Bhopal Gas Disaster

5.2 Other Disasters

5.3 Yokohama Strategy of the United Nations International Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction

6. Hazardous Substances/Waste/Industries

6.1 Generally

6.2 Storage/Handling/Disposal of

6.3 Import, Restrictions on

6.4 Hot Mix Plants

6.5 NuclearPower,RadiationandWaste

6.6 Plastic Scrap

6.7 Poisons

6.8 Shipbreaking

6.9 Basel Convention on Control of TransboundaryMovements on Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, 1989 and Its Protocols

6.10 Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001

6.11 Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996

6.12 Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Amendment Rules, 2003

6.13 Hazardous Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989

6.14 Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2008

6.15 Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989

6.16 Recycled Plastics, Plastics Manufacture and Usage Rules, 1999

6.17 Technical Guidelines on Hazardous Waste: Waste Oils From Petroleum Origins and Sources (Y8) (1997)

7. Air Pollution

7.1 General principles

7.2 Air Pollution Control Boards, Committees, Authorities, Officers, etc.

7.3 Offences and Penalties

7.4 Air Pollutants/Polluting Industries

7.5 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

7.6 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1982

7.7 Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) (Union Territories) Rules, 1983

8. Forests, Wildlife and Zoos

8.1 Ecocentrism, Conservation and Preservation of Forests and Wildlife . . 459

8.2 Demarcation/Determination/Identification of Forest Land . . . . . . . . . 492

8.3 Dereservation/Denotification/Derecognition of Forest Land. . . . . . . . 496

8.4 Afforestation/Reforestation/Diversion/Encroachment/Illegal activity/Intrusion into Forest land/Wildlife sanctuaries/parks

8.5 Forest and Wildlife Committees, Authorities, Officers, etc.

8.6 Forest Produce/Felling of Trees/Felled Trees/Sawmills/Timber/Wood-based Industries

8.7 Mining and Industry in Forest Area

8.8 Offences and Penalties

8.9 Poaching/Illegal Hunting

8.10 Rehabilitation/Resettlement of Forest Dwellers

8.11 Forest Statutes, Rules, Regulations and Norms

8.12 Wildlife Statutes, Rules, Regulations and Norms

9. Mining and Industries.

10. Monuments and Environment

11. Noise Pollution

11.1 Principles and Instances

11.2 Noise Control Boards, Committees, Authorities, Officers, etc.

11.3 Noise Pollution vis-à-vis Religious/Cultural Rights

11.4 Ajmer (Sound Amplifiers Control) Act, 1953 (3 of 1953)

11.5 Madras Towns Nuisances Act, 1889 (3 of 1889)

11.6 Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000

11.7 T.N. Towns Nuisances Act, 1889 (3 of 1889)

12. Water/River/Coastal Pollution

12.1 Right to Clean and Potable Water

12.2 Water Conservation/Preservation, Development Projects and Interlinking of Rivers

12.3 Water Control Boards, Committees, Authorities, Officers, etc.

12.4 Effluents, Sewage, River and Lake Pollution

12.5 Coastal Areas/Wetlands/Coastal Regulation Zone Notifications

12.6 Offences and Penalties

12.7 Coastal Area Classification and Development Regulations, 1991

12.8 Ganga Action Plan, 1986

12.9 Manipur Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1991

12.10 Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

12.11 Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977

12.12 Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Rules, 1978

12.13 Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules, 1975

12.14 Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010

12.15 U.N. Water Conference, 1977

13. International Conferences, Conventions, Summits, Etc.

13.1 Bergen Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Development in the ECE Region, 1990

13.2 Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, 1979

13.3 Brundtland Report of 1987

13.4 Convention on Biological Diversity, 1962

13.5 Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992

13.6 Convention on Human Environment, 1972

13.7 Earth Summit, 1997

13.8 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

13.9 IUCN Red List, 2008

13.10 Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development, 2002

13.11 Rio Conventions on Biological Diversity, 1962

13.12 Rio Declaration of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 1992

13.13 Special Rapporteur, International Law Commission Dated 3-4-1998

13.14 Stockholm Declaration of the UN Conference on Human Environment, 1972

13.15 U.N. General Assembly Resolution on World Charter of Nature, 1982

13.16 UNEP Biodiversity convention (1992)

13.17 Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), 1973

13.18 World Charter for Nature