This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation,wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. The volume provides a valuable comparative analysis of Indian and international environmental laws. The author also discusses key provisions of international covenants on environment, and various related international conferences and theiroutcomes. The systematic narrative provides a clear picture of the duties and responsibilities of the institutions set up under the law (such as the state pollution control boards, the municipal boards, etc.) as well as of industry owners, and the rights of ordinary citizens in relation to a cleanand healthy environment.