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AH-556: Environmental Laws, Public Participation and Institutional Development

 

Credits : 4

Contact Hours : Lecture : 3  Tutorial : 1  Practical : 0

Genesis of environmental acts and main national laws, water (prevention and control of pollution) act/rules, constitution of central and state boards; Environment (protection) act rules, prevention, control and abatement of environmental pollution, hazardous wastes management and handling rules, pollution abatement policy, municipal and solid waste (management and handling rules), biomedical waste rules and chemical accidents rules; National environmental policy, water policy, EIA guidelines of MoEF and successive amendments, biodiversity act, latest laws and amendments, industrial and MSW rules, health, safety and environment management system, water resources management through community participation; Notification of MoEF for construction projects, National environmental tribunal act and appellate authority; Environment audit, international protocol, treaties and conventions, Latest International global environmental concepts like global warming and its impact on water resources, Stock-holm and Basal convention, Copenhagen conference, Rio-Earth summit, maintenance of biodiversity, awareness; Modes of awareness generation, information, education, communication, costing of awareness generation, Sustainability and impact assessment, role of civil society in awareness generation, stages and forms of public participation, forms of public participation, role of institutions, evaluation of existing institutions, design of institutions, Case studies, Laws related to institutions.

 

Suggested Books :

i.    "Manual on Environmental Law", Commercial Law Publishers.
ii.   Upadhyay, S. and Upadhyay, V., "Handbook on Environmental Laws (Vol. II)-Water Laws, Air Laws and the Environment", 1st edition, Reed Elsevier India Private Limited.
iii.  Trivedi, P.R., "International Environmental Laws", APH Publishing Corporation.
iv.  Magdolna, T.N., et al, "Manual on Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making, Current Practice and Future Possibilities in Central and Eastern Europe". Budapest.
v.   "Pollution Control Acts, Rules and Notifications", Vol.-I, Central Pollution Control Board.