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India's building sector must stop resource guzzling if it wants to be called green

  • 70 per cent of the building stock that will be there in 2030 is yet to be built in India. Without resource efficiency measures this will severely affect liveability of cities 

  • The environment impact of this construction boom will be severe as less than 3 per cent of the built-up area today is certified green. 

CSE’s South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Food Safety and Environmental Toxins

New Delhi, India

March 29-30, 2012

Modern society and its lifestyles have become a favoured hunting ground for all kinds of deadly toxins. Our food is contaminated with an astounding variety of pesticides and additives; our environment is contaminated with pollutants and toxins.

Budget 2012 is a mixed bag, says CSE

Supports the tax hike on big cars and SUVs

But says budget is incomplete, as it has failed to take steps to stop misuse of diesel fuel subsidy by cars

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Supports the tax hike on big cars and SUVs

Two-day NGOs’ conclave ends with a charter of demands

Wants public hearings to be made a part of the decision-making process

Reforms needed in the green clearance process, agrees government. Calls for decentralising clearance and monitoring

CSE PRESS STATEMENT: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) responds to the weak and unsubstantiated defence put forward by LANCO and NTPC Vidyut Vypar Nigam Limited to its investigation on the solar scam


New Delhi, February 2, 2012

Blasts LANCO’s duplicity and NVVN’s non-transparent attitude

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Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE, explains the investigation of the solar scam

CSE investigation exposes corporate malpractice in prestigious and much needed National Solar Mission

Finds one company walking away with 40 per cent of projects – in contravention of one project-one proponent norm

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See also
Presentation:

The Solar Scam

 
Cover Story
[Issue: Feb 15, 2012]

The truth about solar mission

CSE surveys noise pollution in Delhi

CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab tracks noise levels in Delhi and finds them to be very high in some places 

  • Constant exposure to noise can have serious health implications, ranging from deafness to heart conditions to sleep disorders

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CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms

Read full DTE story
Sep 30, 2011
Deafening Noise

CSE slams petrol price hikes, calls for similar hikes on diesel prices

CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

It is leading to gross misuse of the poor persons’ fuel by rich car owners, massive revenue losses for the government, and serious damage to public health

Government should ban use of diesel in cars, increase price of diesel and tax on diesel cars

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CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

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