Environment V. Development

Author: Garima Singh, Research Associate

“By destroying nature, environment, man has committed matricide, having in a way killed mother earth. Technological excellence, growth of industries economical gains have led to depletion of natural resources irreversibly, indifference to the grave consequences, lack of concern and foresight have contributed in large measures to the alarming position1.

  1. TN Godarvarman Thirumalpad v. Union of India [2002] 10 SCC 606 at p 613 []
  2. WCED (World commission on Environment and Development), (Brundtland  Report) ‘Our common future’, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989. []
  3. WP No:13029 of 1985, ordered by the Supreme Court of India in April 2002 []