Environmental Laws of Manu: A Concise Review

  title={Environmental Laws of Manu: A Concise Review},
  author={Sachidananda Padhy and Santosh Kumar Dash and Ratnaprava Mohapatra},
  journal={Journal of Human Ecology},
  pages={1 - 12}
Abstract It is evident form the depictions of Manusmruti that Vedic age Indians were much more conscious of the environment. They had formulated Environmental Laws to overcome problems of pollution and contamination and as well for the conservation of the biodiversity. The environmental laws of the then time were more of ethical significance and didactic, used to pursue subjects not to commit any offence of spoilage (wrong doing) of the ecology. There is another category of the laws which… 

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