Importance Of Protection Of Environment Essay

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Protection of Environment
Where protection of life and personal liberty is guaranteed under Art. 21 of the Constitution of India, the state is under an obligation to improve public health, to the protection and development of environment and safeguarding of forests and wild life. Citizens have fundamental duty to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creature. A cleaner environment is conducive to health and life. But in our country though there are above 200 central and state statutes having at least some concern with environment protection, their enforcement has been tardy and ineffective, rendering the said legislation’s mere dead letters. The higher courts, conscious of their role as guardians of the fundamental rights of citizens have issued directions in a variety of cases relating to protection of environment and preventing pollution.
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