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ABSTRACT

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AND PUBLIC


PARTICIPATION IN LEGAL DIMENSION

“Water is the driving force of all nature”


- Leonardo De Vinci

As has been well said by a renowned environmentalist “conservation of natural


resources is the fundamental problem . unless we resolve that problem it will avail
us to little to solve with others”. True words in terms when thought about scarce
resource water. Many legal provisions have been made in this regard and initiatives
have been taken to curb the menace of polluting water, since we are well aware of
the fact that 70% of earth surface is covered with water, out of which only 2.5% is
fresh and only 1% is available. The situation is in alarming . Despite many
promising legislations and initiatives today the situation is completely different. So
the author in this paper tries to make an honest attempt to analyze the scenario
regard water acts and legislation , searching for loopholes and will emphasis on
solution to make paper worth some contribution by enlightening the minds of
readers, by emphasizing the importance of public participation.

KEYWORS – Water pollution control , acts and legislation, public participation


,water conservation, initiatives.
SYNOPSIS

1) STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
In this paper author researches the topic manly in two categories , firstly, trying
to present and understand the true picture of Indian legislations in regard water
pollution control. Secondly , analyze the importance of public participation in
preserving the water as a natural resource, since its well said, we do not realize
the importance of water unless the well is dry.

2) REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
(JBM&SSR) ISSN No: 2319‐5614 Volume 2, No.2, February 2013

3) OUTLINE OF PAPER

 CHAPTER –I

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to water pollution control talks about realizing water as
an important component of life, its essential as a biotic component.
Also mentioning its importance as it’s a legally recognized right in
our country under article 21.Thus this chapter forms the base of the
alerting problem of an hour and helps to orderly organize the pattern
of research.
 CHAPTER-11
SOURCES OF WATER POLLUTION
This chapter deals with sources of water pollution since
author feels its important to have deep understanding of the
subject which is possible if we know the sources .

 CHAPTER –III
WATER LAWS IN INDIA
This chapter deals with history of water pollution laws and enactments,
also dealing with legal provisions made in respect of preservation of water. Thus
author tries to explain all the provisions in respect to water conservation and steps
taken for its implementation. Constitutional recognisation and laws dealing with
are also mentioned .

 CHAPTER –IV
JUDICIAL RECOGNISATION OF WATER RIGHTS
This chapter highlights the problem why water acts are not properly
implemented and highlights the actual problem why we cannot
achieve the epitome of hygienic water conditions and achieve the
very purpose of water acts. This chapter deals with giving
authentication to paper by attaching and explaining real life
instances of how water is getting polluted , how measures
taken are turning out to be a failure. Also case laws are being
mentioned so as to explain the instances and help readers
know about real life situation ultimately realizing how
important it is to conserve water pollution which is next to
impossible without the aid of public participation. Thus it can
be a positive outcome of collective efforts.
 CHAPTER –V
MECHANISM AND MODALITIES TO COMBAT
WATER POLLUTION

This chapter highlights the importance of public in


participation regarding fulfillment of loopholes in
implementation of water acts successfully. This chapter gives
a detailed account on realizing firstly, what is public
participation, how its beneficial in fulfilling the legal
obligations or duties to each indivisual and how can one
attain its right to live in pollution free surroundings.

 CHAPTER –VI
CONCLUSION
At last this chapter deals with concluding part regarding , denoumenting
the complete scenario with few articulate words.