Constitutional and judicial implications relating to the management and disposal of bio-medical waste in India: a critical study
Shiva Kumar MA
The main cause of environment degradation is the human activity in one way or the other. Law is a regulator of human conduct. Hence, the law plays an important role in the protection of environment from pollution by regulating the human activities. In any environment conscious state, environmental problems are generally handled at the legislature level. In India from time to time various laws for the protection of environment, flora and fauna have been enacted. But the Indian Constitution is perhaps the first constitution in the world which contains specific provisions for the protection and improvement of the environment. It reflects the human rights approach to environment protection through various constitutional mandates. In India, the concern for environment protection has not only been raised to the status of fundamental law of the land, but it is also wedded with human rights approach and it is now well established that it is the basic human right of every individual to live in pollution free environment with full human right of human dignity.
Shiva Kumar MA. Constitutional and judicial implications relating to the management and disposal of bio-medical waste in India: a critical study. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 467-475