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CODE-404: PAPER-IV: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Unit-I
Environmental Protection and its importance.
Global Warming (Green House Effect) and Depletion of Ozone Layer. Constitutional Provisions and Environment Protection in India. Sustainable Development and the role of Indian Judiciary in promoting it with special Reference to “Precautionary Principle” and “ Polluter Pays Principle” Prescribed Case:

Indian Council for Enviro-legal Action v. Union of India AIR 1996 SC 1446

Unit-II
The Environment Protection Act, 1986
Definitions (Section 2), General Powers of Central Govt. (Sections 3-6), Prevention, Control and Abatement of Environment Pollution (Section 7-17), Miscellaneous (Section 18-26)

Environment Protection and Law of Tort; Role of Urban Local Bodies in Controlling Pollution; Criminal Law and Environment Protection; Constitutional provisions and Noise Pollution Control
Prescribed Case
M.C. Mehta v. Union of India (Oleum Gas Leak Case) AIR 1987 SC 1086

Unit-III
Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
Definitions (Section 2), the Central and State Boards for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution (Section 3-12), Joint Boards (Sections 13-15), Powers and Functions of Boards(Section 16-18), Prevention and Control of Water Pollution (Section 19-33A),

Penalties and Procedure (Section 41-50)

Air (Protection and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
Definitions (Section 2), Central and State Boards for Prevention and Control of Air pollution(Section 3-15), Powers and Function of Boards (Section 16-18), Prevention and Control of Air pollution (Section 9-31A), Penalties and Procedure (Section 37-46). Prescribed Case

M.C. Mehta v. Union of India AIR 1988 SC 1037(Kanpur Tanneries Case)

Unit –IV
Wild Life (Protection) Act ,1972
Definitions (Section 2), Authorities under the Act (Section 3-8), Hunting of wild Animals (Section 9-12), Sanctuaries, National Parks and Closed Areas (Section 18-38), Central Zoo Authority and Recognition of Zoos...
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