Centre for Science and Environment
Jaipur literature
solar rooftopPOLICY BRIEF
Replacing Diesel Generators in Residential Societies
New Environmental Norms for the Power Sector
Proceedings and Recommendations of the Stakeholder Workshop Organized by CSE Sept. 7, 2016
Regulating Small-Scale Mining of Minor Minerals
A Comprehensive Framework Beyond Environmenal Clearances
shutting old capacityPOLICY BRIEF
Shutting Old Capacity: The 34 GW Question
Discusses the environmental, economic and technical parameters that can be used to identify power plant units which have exceeded their design life for retirement
solar rooftopCSE REPORT
Mini-grids: Electricity for All
Scaling up mini-grids to ensure one unit of electricity per day per household
solar rooftopANALYTICAL TOOL
Solar Rooftop Calculator (Beta Version)
Information required for domestic consumers to install solar plant on their rooftop.
Unlocking Forests PFA REPORT

Loosing Solid Ground CSE REPORT
Losing Solid Ground

MMDR Amendment Act, 2015 and the state of the mining sector in India
district mineral foundation MINING POLICY
Model District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rules,2015

Model Rules to work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining and related operations.
Heat on Power CSE BOOK
State of Renewable Energy in India

The book was released in 2014 and summarizes the development in the sector for all technologies since the beginning.

Clearing Air BAT REPORT
Clearing the Air

Pollution-control technology for coal-based power plants
solar rooftop
know your diet

CSE Specials


The latest issue of the State of India’s Environment 2016 is bigger and better. Articles summing up the latest developments from forests and wildlife, agriculture and land use, climate change,


India's most credible annual statement on environment and development. Backed by our more than 30 years of research and reportage experiences, this report helps you make sense of the development puzzle called India


The book is an attempt to highlight the present status of solid waste management in the country and what should be the way ahead. It is clear that cities are producing more and more waste and solid waste generation in our country is increasing. In such a scenario, we need to re-invent waste management in our country.

Press Releases

January 17, 2017

With help from New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, launches initiative for source segregation of waste in 14 wards

January 10, 2017

New CSE analysis finds solar rooftop power tariff is half the cost of power generated by DG sets

December 30, 2016
  • As temperature dips and wind speed slows down, air pollution touches the emergency levels once again

December 27, 2016
  • Policy framework for water conservation/efficiency and energy efficiency will lead to making India a water frugal economy and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

December 21, 2016
  • Not in my Backyard, book on solid waste management by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is one of the first of its kind attempts in India to understand the state of solid waste management in the country, the numbers behind it, the gaps that exist and the path towards harnessing the opportunities 

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