India Update

ELR India Update™ is a quarterly newsletter to inform environmental professionals about new developments in Indian environmental law.

Written by expert Indian attorneys from Kochar & Co. and edited by ELR’s professional staff, this reporting service covers environmental legal and policy developments at the national and state level. 

The premiere issue of India Update features articles on the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, biodiversity legislation, and e-waste. Click here to download the complimentary premiere issue.

Note: The Environmental Law Institute® and Kochhar & Co. have temporarily suspended the publication of ELR India Update™. 

India Update Issues Available for Download

The premiere issue of India Update features articles on the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, biodiversity legislation, and e-waste.

This issue features articles on the National Green Tribunal Bill of 2009, hazardous waste management and shipbreaking in India, and renewable energy. 

This issue features articles on industrial planning, genetically modified food crops, and the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. 

This issue features articles on India's environment, safety, and health regime and the evolution of Indian environmental law since the Bhopal disaster.

This issue examines the Nuclear Liability Act as well as challenges for developers. 

This issue revisits the significant environmentrelated events of 2010, examining the questions and controversies of the year and investigating how these events are likely to impact the regulatory milieu on the Indian and global environment in the years to come.

This issue features articles on the rights of forestland dwellers, wildlife protection corridors, and urban plantations.

This issue features articles on e-waste and endosulfan.

The current issue of India Update includes articles on the use of "green taxes" in India and hazardous substance regulation.

This issue features articles on the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, food security, and significant developments in 2011.

This issue features articles on the sand mining, water management, and recent legal developments.

This issue explores certain significant environmental principles, their origins, and their relevance to the Indian regulatory framework, including the precautionary principle and the principles of absolute liability and polluter pays.

This issue looks at recent proposals to levy green taxes on vehicles. The proposed taxes, if implemented, are expected to go a long way in checking the pollution caused by diesel-run vehicles.

This issue looks at the regulation of ozone-depleting substances in India and the regualtion of asbestos, particularly with regard to the dismantling of ships.

This issue of ELR's India Update looks at forestry laws in India, including a case study on the Forest Rights Act.

The July-September 2013 issue of India Update looks at genetically modified organisms, urban waste management, and the recently enacted Companies Act, 2013, on corporate social responsibility.

The October-December 2013 issue of India Update looks at the regulation of groundwater in India; the Draft Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection, and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011; and the Draft Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2013.