Discussion Paper: Suggestions for an Appropriate Environmental Governance Architecture for India

15 Feb 2016

The Discussion Paper examines the current architecture of the main environment related legislations, namely the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986; Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980; The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972; The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974; and The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, in the context of the Constitutional provisions and the evolution of approaches to better environmental management, including those emanating from international conventions. The Paper concludes that the current approach has been unnecessarily and inappropriately centralizing in character and that is the main reason why the legislations have failed in achieving the stated aims and objects.

Environmental governance
Environmental legislation
Researchers/Post graduates
Policy Makers