ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Half-baked Attempt at Revamping Environmental Law

The Environment Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is a major policy attempt to make structural changes in environmental governance. But the bill fails in bringing any change to the institutional mechanism for enforcement of the law. Moreover, the bill attempts to introduce a monetary penalty for environmental damages, which is not in consonance with the well-established polluter pays principle.

Pervasive Links and the Study of Nature

Social Nature: Resources, Representations and Rule in India edited by Arun Agrawal and K Sivaramakrishnan; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001; pp x+316, Rs 595.

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