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CSE's recommendations for the Pesticides Management Bill, 2008.

India regulates its pesticides under the Insecticides Act 1968. This Act, however, hasn’t been able to stop the pesticides from contaminating the environment and having a deleterious impact on health. THe Insecticides Act 1968 will be replaced by the Pesticides Management Bill 2008. A lot of hopes were pinned on the Pesticides Management Bill 2008, but the bill hasn't been able to make human and environmental health a priority. CSE has extensively worked on impacts of pesticides and their environmental and human health impacts and it is in this light that CSE makes a few recommendations.

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Sri Lanka limits lead in paints

Sri Lanka has becomes the latest country to introduce lead in paints standards. The Consumer Affairs Authority published a Gazette order on September 30, 2011 regulating permissible maximum lead content on paints and accessories. It shall come into force from January 1, 2013.

Export of Endosulfan allowed

HIL to take the lead

The Supreme Court today ordered the export of technical grade (raw) endosulfan. The three judge bench comprising chief justice SH Kapadia, justice K S P Radhakrishnan and justice Swatantar Kumar passed the order on December 13.

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Public hearing of Rajan Coal Washery (Raigarh)

A CSE representative was present at the public hearing of a coal washery in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

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Event: Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests and Centre for Science and Environment side event at COP 17

The imperative of equity for an effective climate agreement

Organizers: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi

Date and time: Monday, December 5, 2011; 18.30-20.00

Venue: Blyde River Room, Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban

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