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Judicial Approach Towards Environmental Sustainability for Youth in India: An Analysis

Chadha, Anuradha 

Principal, University School of Law, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Chadha, Dhanesh 

B.A., L.L.B. (Five Years), IX semester, CT Group of Institution, Shahpur, Jalandhar. Punjab, India


Environmental sustainability has been the issue for a number of decades at the global and national level. A lot of efforts have been made at the various level Governments in the world. The Indian Government, especially Indian judicial organ has also contributed a lot in this direction. In fact, in India, environmental law is basically emerged out of provisions of the Constitution i.e., fundamental right to live in pollution free environment, directive principles and fundamental duties under Article 21, Article 48-A and Article 51-A (g) respectively. However, still the pollution has been increasing with great pace. The objective of the paper is to emphasize upon the efforts made by the judiciary and to be made by the general public especially youth in India as it is only the youth who is going to suffer in future due to the environmental un-sustainability. In order to achieve this objective, various statutory enactments at the global and national level along with landmark judgements and contributory work of the eminent jurists have been analyzed deeply. Finally, it has been concluded that without the participation of the youth in this direction, this menace is very difficult to be curbed. The Government need to support the youth by creating awareness amongst the youth along with properly monitoring the implementation of the legal statutory provisions for the wholesome realization of the human right to environmental sustainability.

Keywords: Awareness, Contribution, Environmental sustainability, Judicial Approach, Youth

Impact Statement

Despite of huge contribution made at the global level as well as by the Indian Government especially judiciary in curbing the problem of environmental un-sustainability, it has been on the rise. The reason being the un-awareness among the general public regarding its evil consequences in the form of massive impact on the health of humans; global warming; acid rain; ozone depletion and hazards to wildlife. 

The aim of this study is to analyze the legal provisions, policies and implementation mechanism at the global and national level regarding environmental sustainability in addition to focus upon the judicial approach towards it in India. This work has also the motive to emphasize upon imparting education among the general public in addition to highlight the role of the youth and finally to suggest for making the youth active part of the structure to get rid of this menace.

Author’s Profile

Prof. (Dr.) Anuradha Chadha

Career Objective

Her objective is to augment the research & academic skill and deliberate upon the information with the academicians and researchers as well as disseminate knowledge among students in order to contribute to the society and nation to build up a generation that have ambiance of creative ideas and innovation.

Academic Details: Ph.D. (Law), LLM, LLB (TYC), B. Com.

The incumbent has 12 years’ experience as an Advocate    and 16 years’ experience in teaching and research work. She is a Professor of Law and presently working as Principal, University school of Law, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh, District Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India. She was awarded with Ph.D in Law by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar ln 2012. She has supervised fourteen LL.M dissertations and three Ph.D thesis. She has got 47 articles/research     papers/chapters     published     in     various     journals     of repute both at International and National level. She has presented 53 articles/research papers in National and International Seminars/Conferences. She has also attended more than 40 National and international Seminars/Conferences/workshops including 13 FDPs. She has four books published to her credit. Her book ‘Reservation Law and Policy: Past, Present and Future published in 2016 is still internationally demanded book. She has been honoured with eight awards by the renowned Government and private organizations of eminence at the national and international level. Her primary research interest lies in the area of Constitutional Law and Women & Law. She is well versed with offline & online teaching processes also. She is used to teach UG, PG and Ph.D. level of classes. She has a demonstrated record of success as an academician which includes teaching work along with administrative work, instructional seminars and cultural and other events for other faculty members and students in educational institutions.


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