Environmental laws not being implemented: Meghalaya HC Chief Justice

Shillong: Insisting on environmental protection and wildlife conservation, Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Sanjib Banerjee, on Saturday regretted that despite the existence of a number of laws for the protection of environment, they are not implemented.

We cannot fight nature and survive. While the earth has existed for more than 4 billion years and man for about 300,000 years, the latter has destroyed more than 3 million species, satisfying their needs, he said, while addressing a orientation program on forest and wildlife conservation laws for the judiciary. in Meghalaya.

Justice Banerjee said that despite the existence of several laws for the protection of the environment, they lack implementation.

He, however, said that the judiciary has made immense contributions in rendering judgments in cases related to environmental and wildlife conservation, but stressed the need to implement wildlife protection laws. ‘environment.

Highlighting the booming tourist industry in Meghalaya, Banerjee reiterated the need for plans and policies for sustainable growth of the industry so that the pristine beauty of Meghalaya is not destroyed like other hill stations across the country.

He said intelligence and development have made humans arrogant, causing them to lose their instinct for cohabitation with the nature around them.

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