Venue: CSE Office, Core 6A, Fourth Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Day and date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 2.30 PM
In the last five years, the Union ministry of environment and forests has given forest clearances to coal companies to extract at least 583 million tonne of coal per year.
In the same period, environmental clearances granted to thermal power plants have been about two and a half times more than the capacity the country has installed in the 60 years of its independence.
Industrial and infrastructure projects are coming up at break-neck speed all across the country – and they seem to be getting the requisite environmental clearances easily. So what is all this ballyhoo about environmental concerns impeding growth and development?
Is industry really being stopped from reaching for the skies? Or is it the environment – and the people of India, resultantly – who are the ones being short-changed and hoodwinked?
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has analysed data on forest and environment clearances doled out by the ministry in the last five years. Spanning a number of leading industrial sectors such as power, coal and non-coal mining and iron and steel.
And has come up with a new myth-busting study, the findings of which will surprise you. The study is especially pertinent at a time when immense pressure is being brought on to dilute existing environmental regulations in the country.
Please join us at a press conference being organized to release the study and to understand this newest of scams.
For more details, contact Souparno Banerjee on 99108 64339 or at email@example.com
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Invites you to
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What makes a city a city, apart from its people? Local architecture and building material, urban design, the mobility infrastructure all come together to make it conducive to 'good living'. What are the essentials then, which need to be taken care of while accommodating the modern demands of designing and retrofitting our urban space?