A Critical Appraisal of Preservative Measures of Environment: A Global Issue (With Special Reference to Environmental Jurisprudence) Neelam Kuril

The term environment comes from French word 'environner' meaning to 'encircle' or to 'to surround'. It is the sum of all social, economical, biological, physical, or chemical factors that constitute a surrounding around us. The term environment has been used for the time immortal. Rishis, sages and saints were conscious about the preservation of the surrounding by making it healthy with forestation, plantation and keeping water sources like the Ganga, the Yamuna rivers banks clean and green.
more » ... , Yajur, and Atharva Vedas advocate for the preservation of forests stating them "the abode of gods" and "therapy of incurable diseases". Description of "Panch Bhuta" in Rig Veda; "Yajana" in Yajur Veda; and "Meditational treatment" in in Atharv Veda directly or indirectly advocate to the protection and preservation of environment. There are instances for the preservation of water resource, Forests and plants in "Charakh Smiriti". Ancient Human civilization reveals deeply attachment of human beings with natural objects.