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Making policies and taking action is a positive step but it also needs to have tangible results. Initiatives taken in cities need to be evaluated on a common basis. Regular assessment of action not only helps to improve performance but also motivates to continue one’s efforts. Rapid City Assessment evaluates cities on the basis of their action implementation and consequent improvements in urban air quality and mobility with local inputs from our voluntary City Evaluator Network.
 

Special Mention on Cancer Train

By H K Dua in the Rajya Sabha on March 9, 2011
 
Train No 339 leaves Abohar every night to reach Bikaner next morning.  Over a period of time it has come to be known as “Cancer Train”.  This train has acquired the dubious reputation simply because nearly 100 cancer patients travel by it from Punjab to Bikaner for diagnosis and treatment at the Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute.

Endosulfan Industry's dirty war to save its toxic product: Summary of Recent Events by CSE

As the demand for a ban on Endosulfan in India is gaining pitch and Karnataka being the latest state to ban the pesticide, the Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) is going around crying foul. They are leaving no stone unturned to save endosulfan. Press meets across the country and plugged newspaper reports maligning studies that have indicted endosulfan in the past is a desperate attempt to save a US $100 million endosulfan industry.

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Customs and Central Excise withdraws controversial ad

Drink aerated drinks and do social service 

This is the message that the customs and central excise department gave through its advertisements that was published in leading newspapers on February 21.

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 The Customs and Central Excise Department refrains from publishing its advertisement again which suggested that drinking aerated drinks was akin to social service as the central excise duty paid on these drinks was used to provide drinking water to millions. 

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