About author : Dr. Kamal Kumar Garg, born in July, 1956, is a former advisor of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Govt of India, New Delhi. He did M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D in environment science from JNU, Delhi and immediately afterwards joined MoEFCC in 1984. His main task during the tenure of 32 years in the Ministry was to conduct site inspection of major developmental projects including industries, mines, thermal power plants and infrastructure projects etc from the angle of water and air pollution, hazardous/solid waste management, water conservation/ harvesting, green belt development and all other specific environment issues. He has already got three books and more than eighteen research papers/reports/articles in the discipline of environment to his credit. With this practical background, he has written a book for students, in an easy and simple language, to imbibe in them the significance of crucial & critical issues of environment and the challenges thereof. B. Dr. Devendra Kumar Soni born on June 1964, graduated in Science and Law, post graduated in the Environment science and Doctorate in Environment science. He has been involved in many academic activities related to post graduated and doctoral level study. He has more than 34 years exp in the field of Environment Management and in R&D activities and presently working in apex regulatory agency of the country. He has published more than 25 research paper in national and international reputed journals on different issues/ subject and also presented more than 20 research papers in different workshops, seminars of national and international level. He has published one books and contributed chapters in the books of different subject concerned. Presently he is working as Additional Director at Regional Directorate of Central Pollution Control Board (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India), Lucknow. He is having Exp. on different fa
About book : This book is about the abc... of environment. It deals with the basic concepts /contents/ local and global issues of environment. The book has been written based on the module core syllabus suggested by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, for students undergoing graduation in any discipline. Environment is a compulsory subject to be taken by an undergraduate irrespective of its discipline. Thus, the book will be immensely helpful for all undergraduate students throughout India. It will also be useful for students pursuing postgraduation, professional courses and taking up competitive exams. Further, it will be more essential for anyone who is curious to know about environment may be a common man, school student, teacher, administrator and more so for a planner. it has been written in a simple language in lucid manner so that anyone can understand it easily. The book deals with issues like population growth, urbanization, degradation of agriculture and forest land, depletion of water and biotic resources, energy scenario, air and water pollution, solid waste management, environment legislations, environment clearances, sustainable development, ozone depletion and climate change and others relevant aspects. It tells common man about air and water quality, conservation areas (wildlife sanctuary, tiger reserve, national parks and others not commonly known), pollution certificate, rise in temperature of his ambience (climate change) and even his participation in series of listed out activities. In nutshell, the intention of the authors is to provide sound and updated knowledge / information on environment issues to everyone concerned and its management at individual level.