SEA OF REGULATIONS – PROTECTING THE COASTAL COMMONS IN INDIA (Analysis) – Part II

By Ms. Meera Gopal* This second part of the series on the law on coastal commons in India looks at the agencies involved in the protection of the coast and the status of enforcement and implementation of the CRZ Notification and whether the regulation has been able to achieve its high objectives. As mentioned in … Continue reading SEA OF REGULATIONS – PROTECTING THE COASTAL COMMONS IN INDIA (Analysis) – Part II

SEA OF REGULATIONS – PROTECTING THE COASTAL COMMONS IN INDIA (Analysis) – Part I

By Ms. Meera Gopal* In 1981, the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi wrote a very impassioned letter to all the Chief Ministers of the coastal states with an earnest request to protect the coast and the beaches which had “aesthetic and environmental value as well as other uses”[1] India has a large … Continue reading SEA OF REGULATIONS – PROTECTING THE COASTAL COMMONS IN INDIA (Analysis) – Part I

OVERVIEW OF LAW RELATED TO CATTLE AND POULTRY WELFARE IN INDIA (Analysis)

By Ms. Bhavya Pande Cattle and poultry fall under the broader umbrella of farmed animals (animals which are specifically raised for food and clothing). The suffering of the farmed animals is largely invisible as they are known mainly for their economic value and by their end product i.e. milk, meat and eggs.  The inherent value … Continue reading OVERVIEW OF LAW RELATED TO CATTLE AND POULTRY WELFARE IN INDIA (Analysis)

THE ‘COLLABORATIVE’ IN ENVIRONMENT LAWYERING : AN IGNORED LEGACY ? – Part II

By Mr. Utkarsh Jain* In Part I of this article, I initiated the reader into the (a) non-consultative and non-representative decisions of the Indian nation state with respect to permitting untold destruction of the ecology of India, at sites recognized by UNESCO no less, and (b) an individualistic and overtly litigious response by lawyers in … Continue reading THE ‘COLLABORATIVE’ IN ENVIRONMENT LAWYERING : AN IGNORED LEGACY ? – Part II

THE ‘COLLABORATIVE’ IN ENVIRONMENT LAWYERING : AN IGNORED LEGACY ? – Part I

By Mr. Utkarsh Jain* Continuing and Intended Destruction of the Environment During the Corona Virus Pandemic in India We are presently witnessing yet another cycle of the large scale and pre-meditated destruction of the environment by the Indian nation state. Across, the length and breadth of India, the government is unilaterally taking decisions which will … Continue reading THE ‘COLLABORATIVE’ IN ENVIRONMENT LAWYERING : AN IGNORED LEGACY ? – Part I

A STUDY OF THE BAGHJAN OIL FIELD DISASTER : UNRAVELLING THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (Analysis)

By Ms. Ishita Das* The Baghjan oil field disaster has affected thousands of human lives and caused extensive damage to the environment. The company, Oil India Limited, seems to have engaged in serious violations of the Air Act, the Water Act and can be held absolutely liable under the Environmental Protection Act. Various established principles … Continue reading A STUDY OF THE BAGHJAN OIL FIELD DISASTER : UNRAVELLING THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS (Analysis)

RIGHTS OF NATURE : THE ASCENT FROM LEGAL OBJECT TO LEGAL PERSON (Analysis)

By Mr. Harsh Vardhan Bhati* “The Bihari boatman knows the Ganga as a sanctuary for smooth-coated otters and the critically endangered blind dolphins, cousins of the Amazonian pink boto and the Yangtze River’s baiji. The Dalit fisherfolk know it as the mother of Toofani Baba, their stormy guardian. The Muslims know the river as the … Continue reading RIGHTS OF NATURE : THE ASCENT FROM LEGAL OBJECT TO LEGAL PERSON (Analysis)

IS THE ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) A GENDERED PROCESS IN INDIA ? (Analysis)

By Ms. Nikita Pattajoshi* The concept of community management of natural resources makes sure that resources are used in the most sustainable fashion. However, any such community management becomes meaningful only if it truly represents the interest of all members of the community, irrespective of caste, gender, and other societal hierarchies.  Considering an androcentric society … Continue reading IS THE ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) A GENDERED PROCESS IN INDIA ? (Analysis)

INDIA ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: HOW DO WE PREVENT FURTHER PANDEMICS (Analysis)

By Ms. Alokparna Sengupta* Introduction As the pandemic continues to devour scores of humans around the globe, it’s imperative to look at the source of this ghastly feast of human suffering and death. Spillover events like the recent novel corona virus outbreak have occurred in the past, and the only constant that aids the emergence … Continue reading INDIA ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: HOW DO WE PREVENT FURTHER PANDEMICS (Analysis)

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FREE MARKETS AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION (Opinion)

By Mr. Raghav Srivastava* For some time now, the meaning and value of strategies and tools used in solving the 'problem' of endangerment of biodiversity and natural processes, have been occupying the recesses of my mind. As anyone who seeks any kind of purpose will know, the methodologies employed to achieve that purpose will naturally … Continue reading THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FREE MARKETS AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION (Opinion)