On April 16,1996, a division bench of the Supreme Court (SC) comprising Justices Kuldip Singh and S Saghir Ahmed directed the chief justice of the Calcutta High Court to constitute a special division

DTE sought the comments of legal luminaries and journalists on some issues that emerged out of this analysis. The individuals whose opinions appear here are P N Baghwati, former Chief Justice of India, A M Singhvi, additional solicitor general of India; R

Significant environmental decisions were taken by the Supreme Court SC in 1996

Vatavaran, a Delhi based NGO, points out the ongoing decimation of the ridge

In any democratic country, environmental concerns can get integrated with developmental programmes only if the leader is sensitive to them

Ancient traditions hold the key to sustainable management of natural resources

Trade unions have been irresponsible towards the environment because of poor leadership, which has failed to take proactive positions on emerging social issues

The finance minister's money bag may emerge as the commoner's bete noir

The industry begrudges being left in the dark about the Cabinet s decision to form an environment appellate authority competent to tackle complaints and hearings on developmental projects

The Centre gets absolute authority over the country s rich biodiversity under an MEF draft