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Capacity Building


Orientation workshop on Parking policy, July 26, 2013

A special interaction orientation workshop on Parking policy was conducted by CSE in collaboration with GIZ on July 26, 2013 to discuss the emerging best practices in parking policy and how cities can craft a parking policy focusing on TDM principles. CSE along with international expert, Paul Barter and Manfred Breithaupt of GIZ conducted the programe. Around 50 participants including regulators from India and South Asia, international experts, planners, consultants, students, media etc attended the workshop.

 

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The main objectives under these programmes are to achieve

 

  • improved capacities and understanding about issues sustainable urban water management and sustainable buildings among municipal functionaries/city administrators and reforms,

  • increased knowledge about best practices on water/energy efficiency including water/energy conservation, rainwater harvesting and treatment and reuse of wastewater, planning and design with water – city/building scale and related reforms,

  • develop capacity to plan, design and implement projects

US drug authority rejects petitions seeking ban on antibiotics in animal feed

antibioticsCurbing use of antibiotics in animal feed can help reduce drug resistance in livestock and humans. But the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) clearly wasn't inclined to do so. On November 7, 2011, USFDA rejected two citizens' petitions seeking ban on use of antibiotics in animal feed or in water for purposes other than treatment of diseases. The petitions also sought withdrawal of approval for most uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

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