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What has GST got to do with air pollution?

A lot it seems, says Centre for Science and Environment

CSE welcomes stopping of incentives for mild diesel hybrids

Government disqualifies mild hybrid cars from getting incentive under the FAME programme aimed to promote electric mobility in the country

Government plans on electric vehicles are non-starters: CSE

Analysis of the first phase of FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle) programme says the agenda of electro-mobility is going nowhere. It has only pushed mild diesel hybrid cars. 

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Orientation Workshop on Safe Access and Parking Strategies for Liveable Cities

Date: February 16, 2017 (Thursday)

Venue: Lytton Hotel, 14 & 14/1, Sudder Street, Kolkata

Time: 9.30 am to 3.00 pm (including lunch) 

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Date: February 16, 2017

Government proposes implementation rules for the first-ever fuel consumption norms for passenger cars - CSE finds gaping holes in them

  • While public attention is diverted towards Bharat Stage IV emissions norms becoming the nation-wide standard from April 1 this year, the new compliance rules for fuel consumption norms for cars is escaping public scrutiny. 

Is India prepared to prevent manufacturing defects and frauds in vehicles that compromise their emissions performance on roads?

  • The current PUC norms are not only too lenient to fail a vehicle, they cannot test tiny particles and NOx from in-use vehicles. Lax norms and poor enforcement make the PUC programme very ineffective. This needs an overhaul.

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A Clean Air Tool for Cities

Why this study?
Air pollution is a scary public health story unfolding in India. A vast majority of cities are caught in toxic web as air quality fails to meet the health-based standards. Not only the mega cities, but also the smaller cities are emerging as pollution hotspots.

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DIESEL: On the Toxic Trail of Devil's Engine

That diesel emissions are harmful and toxic is an old story. But even after 20 year of global action to clean diesel up, it is still throwing up new and more difficult challenges; and that is an unfolding story. US, Europe and Japan have made emissions targets stringent, but diesel vehicles are struggling to lower emissions. 

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