India: Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board-II v. Prof. M.V. Nayudu et al.

Submitted by John Knox on Fri, 12/22/2000 - 00:00
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On December 22, 2000, the Supreme Court of India decided on a case that involved an industrial company polluting water reservoirs, making the water undrinkable. The Court held that the right to life, which the Court previously held included the right to a healthy environment, also included the right to access drinking water because water is a basic need for human survival. The Court also held that the government has a duty to provide clean drinking water.