Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)
Expanding horizons of environmental jurisprudence: A judicial creativity in India
Author(s): Dr. VG Shinde
Abstract: Environmental jurisprudence is a developing branch of law in India. Degradation of environment is most alarming stage in human history which may result in to complete elimination of human race and other living things from on the earth. There is abundantly use of science and technologies have given birth too many problems of the environmental protections. Healthy environment is need of everyone. Due to polluted environment adverse impacts took place our life in several ways. This growth is conspicuous by the remarkable activism on part of the judiciary and legislature in the latter part of 20th century. A large number of socioeconomic problem faced in the nation were discussed by the courts in various cases over a broad range of issue which cropped up from time to time with the eventuality that old laws were sharpened to meet the changing social needs. New laws were framed to meet the emerging challenges the environmental protection. Indian judiciary is said to be the first to show greater concern and due attention to the protection of environment against the environmental pollution in India. A perusal of the thought provoking decisions of various High Court’s as well as the Supreme Court speaks volumes about the significant role played by the judiciary has opened new aspirations in the arena of environmental protection. Through its activist approach took initiative in development of environmental Jurisprudence.