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CSE dialogue on sponge iron in Kolkata

The dialogue on sponge iron industry organised in Kolkata, West Bengal on February 11, 2011 by the Centre for Science and Evnironment (CSE) saw participation from affected people, NGOs, media, industry and academicians.

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Building Operation and Construction

The Energy Audit is conducted on December 2010 for both buildings, and it is estimated that the total use of energy-mix in the buildings is optimally contributed to overall energy consumption demand. The building AAGC and Main CSE building has 98.39 kWh and 89.30 kWh sanctioned load from the grid supply respectively. The annual electricity bills for buildings, diesel and solar energy generation data collectively finds that Main CSE building’s (77%) share in total energy consumption was more than three times that of AAGC (22%) building (see Graph 01).

Responses to Sunita Narain's Letter

 
 

18th March ' 2011/ By MP Modi, Former Agriculture Secretary, Orissa.

Building Planning and Construction

With resource efficient landscaping and water management techniques as part of sustainable site planning in the surrounding setbacks, building reduces the Heat Island Effect. Heat Island Effect is a phenomenon occurring due to extensive buildings, roads and hard concrete pavement construction leading to heating of surrounding air temperature of built spaces.

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Site Selection and Planning

The site is located in an Institutional Land-use zoning delineated under Delhi Master plan 2021 located in Zone J South Delhi II. The distance from main entrance gate to the main arterial road (Mehrauli-Badarpur Road) is within the range of walk-able distance of 300 meters. Most employees in CSE take public transport making the center accessible through existing public mode of transportation.

Work overview

We realize the importance of customized research and analysis and hence partner with cities to facilitate them to identify the source of their problems and device strategic solutions to ensure sustainable and equitable transportation systems as well as cleaner air to breathe. City Action describes our collaborative actions with various partner cities. These rapidly growing cities sometimes have unique concerns.... In depth Analysis and South Asian Outreach programs aim to ring the alarm and instigate change in these centers of urban development.

CSE dialogue on sponge iron in Odisha

The dialogue on sponge iron industry organised in Rourkela, Odisha on Januray 22, 2011 by Centre for Science and Evnironment saw participation from affected people, NGOs, media, industry and the Odisha State Pollution Control Board.

Sponge Iron Industry in India

The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs),
the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Download full report (pdf)

News Clippings

BIS agrees Phthalates are harmful

The BIS agrees that there is a need to regulate the use of phthalates in toys. The BIS stated this in a response to the Bombay High Court on Feb 24th 2011. The court was hearing a PIL filed by the Consumers Welfare Association in 2007, seeking action against the sale of toxic toys in India. The Bombay High Court bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D Y Chandrachud in September last year, asked the BIS to respond to central government's suggestions on the need to regulate the use of phthalates in toys.

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