Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage

By Gautam Kumar Lately, rapid industrialization and especially the manufacturing sector has contributed majorly to environmental pollution.  With time it has been realized that these industries too are the social units having duties towards ensuring environmental conservation and maintaining public health conditions. The polluter pays principle works on the same line. The polluter pays principle requires the polluter to meet the costs of the pollution control and prevention measures. It … Continue reading Assam’s Baghjan and Vizag’s LG Polymers gas leak tragedies: Making the polluter pay for environmental damage

Reconciling Polluter Pays Principle with Environmental Conservation

By Gautam Kumar Polluter Pays Principle: Background Out of 180 countries, India was ranked at 177th spot, in the recently released Environmental Performance Index (EPI). EPI is prepared jointly by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF). These metrics provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals. The EPI thus offers … Continue reading Reconciling Polluter Pays Principle with Environmental Conservation