The Nature’s gift – Environment is an abounding legacy gifted to us by Mother Nature. It is loaded enough to satisfy the need of every living being in this Planet. However the greedy man exploits the abundant resources of the environment and the environment protection has become a pressing issue in India and across the globe since 1950s.
The industrial and business activities are directly responsible for various environmental problems such as soil erosion, land degradation, deforestation, over exploitation of non-renewable natural resources, loss of bio-diversity, pollution of all kinds such as water, air, marine, noise, light, etc.
This paper is an attempt to study the legal framework in India on Environmental Protection and a close scan, zonewise, on the environmental challenges. This paper is divided into eight main chapters.