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4 weeks extension

The Supreme Court met today to decide what needed to be done with the unused stock of endosulfan as well as propose alternatives for endosulfan. The endosulfan manufacturers requested for a four week period to submit their proposal to dispose the pesticide. The petitioners, Democratic Youth Federation of India, too will file an affidavit on how, they believe the stocks should be disposed. No call was taken on the alternatives for endosulfan yet. The court will meet again on Nov 11.

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EIA analysis of a 4,000 MW thermal power plant (Gujarat)

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysed the EIA report of an upcoming thermal power plant of 4,000 megawatt (MW) in Jamnagar district of Gujarat.Mahesh Parmar of Paryavaran Mitra approached CSE to carry out a technical review of this EIA for the public hearing of the project on September 20, 2011.

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Honey trade gets stickier


After an European Union ban on Indian honey and United States raising concerns on India's role in circumvention of Chinese honey, Indian honey industry could use some good news. But this good news, of impeccable traceability, comes with an indictment that all is not well with Indian regulatory bodies.

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Supreme Court allows export of endosulfan

Calls for strict monitoring while packaging

The Supreme Court has allowed the exports of 1090.596 MT of technical grade endosulfan for which export orders were received prior to the ban on May 13. But it has reiterated its earlier order, banning the use, sale and production of the pesticide.

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2nd 3 Day training programme on 'Sustainable Buildings - Policies and Practices' from 2-4th November

The Sustainable Building Unit of the Centre for Science and Environment conducted a 3 Day training programme on 'Sustainable Buildings - Policies and Practices' from 2-4th November at their Anil Agarwal Green College, New Delhi.

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Orientation Programme, 'Regulatory Realm for Green Buildings and EIA’

Date: August 24-26, 2011

Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Building Unit is conducting a three-day orientation programme, 'Regulatory Realm for Green Buildings and EIA’, for regulators and policy makers from different cities of India from August 24-26, 2011. 

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Status Quo in Endosulfan

The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the exports of endosulfan for Friday September 30. The Court had met today to decide whether exports should be allowed or not. The petitioners , Democratic Youth Federation of India, requested for some more time as they had received the response from the joint committee very late and were unable to frame a response on the exports affidavit.

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