chapter  6
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Liberalisation and environmental legislation in India

ByKANCHI KOHLI, MANJU MENON

India committed itself to the protection of its environment in the 1980s when it set up a Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and passed a range of legislation. In 1991 India committed itself to the New Economic Policy, a programme of liberalisation. As this chapter explains, the tension between economy and environment has produced increasing conflict ever since.