Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

Public health is a legal term of art referring specifically to delineated powers, duties, rights, and responsibilities. An emerging human rights conception of public health justifies government intervention. Intervention involves public officials taking appropriate measures including environmental regulations pursuant to specific legal authority, after balancing private rights and public interests, to protect the health of the public. This article is a critical analysis of the performance of the actors in maintaining environmental standards in India. Part II is a discussion on the source of environmental law in India. Part III discusses the performance of the legislature. Part IV evaluates the performance of the statutory bodies entrusted with the task of implementing environmental standards in India. Part V discusses the role of the judiciary in providing environmental law in India with a sense of direction. The conclusion provides a final audit and a glimpse of the future that may be.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

55

ISSN

1042-2587

Identifier

10.1111/j.1540-6520.2005.00068.x

Publisher

Wiley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2005.00068.x

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