About the Book :
Environmental Law is perceived as one of the most important tools of environmental management. Until very recently, it was a part of various civil and criminal laws specifying rights of individuals groups of people and the state over the nature (land, water, air, plants, wild life, etc.). With the emergence of environmental destruction as a major threat to human survival and development the scope of environmental law has emerged as the most important tool of promoting development without destruction. The present volume constitute a collection of papers presented and discussed at the National Symposium on Environmental Ethics organized by Sustainable Development Foundation in collaboration with Gandhi Bhavan, Delhi in 1992. It includes some of the important environmental laws of India for the ready reference of the reader. The volume aims at focusing on global environmental concerns and the Indian response as evident from legal measures attempted to meet the growing demand for economic development without sacrificing the environmental goals and objectives.
About Author :
R.B. Singh, currently a U.G.C. Research scientist (Associate professor) is a faculty member of the Department of Geography, University of Delhi. The UNESCO/ISSC (Paris) awarded 1988 Research and Study Grants Award in Social and Human Science on his Project Himalayan Highland-Lowland Interactive Systems. Dr. Singh was trained in the Geographical Information Systems Technology in the field of Environment under Training Programme of the UNEP/UNITAR in Switzerland. He has visited and lectured at several universities abroad under scientific exchange programme and participated in International Seminars in over two dozen countries. He specializes in Environmental studies, Remote Sensing, GIS Tech. and Regional Development, and has to his credit six research volumes and a large number of research papers published in national and international journals. Presently, he is working on two prestigious projects sponsored by UGC and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Suresh Misra is Chair Professor (Consumer Affairs) and Coordinator, Centre for Consumer Studies at IIPA, New Delhi. He holds his Masters in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Masters in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University and D.Phil. from Allahabad University. He had his advance training in Corporate Management at AOTS, Japan, TQM at U.K. Civil Service College and in Training Techniques and Methodology from the Thames Valley University, UK. Dr. Misra has authored/edited 20 books and contributed several papers in journals of repute. His major areas of interest include Consumer Welfare, TQM, Public Sector Reforms, Development Administration and Local Governance.