JORHAT, Dec 29 - Along with staging of protests and making general people aware about protection of environment and wildlife, taking legal recourse is another important step to prevent unscrupulous elements from destroying the environment and causing harm to humans and animals. This was stated here today by Suipta Nayan Goswami, an advocate of the Jorhat Bar Association, while delivering a lecture on �Judicial Protection of Environment: Maladies and Remedies�.
The lecture was organised on the occasion of foundation day of the Society for Promoting Eco-friendly Environment, a local voluntary organisation involved in environmental protection.
Goswami said in the past four decades, several laws have been enacted in the country for protection of environment and wildlife.
He said the judiciary has taken serious note of such violations and has passed strong orders, which include prohibitions, restrictions related to a wide variety of issues, involving environment.
He further said special green tribunals have been set up across India to deal with violation of green laws.
Educationist Aditi Bezboruah, in her address, stressed the need of drawing a balance between development and environment. She said there is a need to create more awareness among people about the laws relating to protection of environment.