The present edition deals with the problem and prospects of environmental governance in India with reference to its spatial dimension. It defines the trend of postmodern urban growth and the complex face of rurality in India. How multilevel governance systems can be attempted to reconcile local action with national and global priorities. This edition seeks to propose a workable system of environmental governance for India that integrates national environmental policies with local priorities and the goals embedded in multilateral environmental agreements. The implications, potential, and realities of environmental governance are defining questions for our generation. This edition also examines key insights from the past and outlines the most important challenges for the future. This edition is an important contribution in environmental studies, where in-depth analytical presentation has been made to balance environmental sustainability and economic growth through public participation and environmental justice.