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Press Conference: Singrauli shocker

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Venue: Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh, Lucknow
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 10.30 AM

Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh. The industrial powerhouse of India with massive coal reserves and numerous power plants. A region which should have been thriving, prosperous and happy.

It’s not. Pollution and poverty reign supreme here.

In mid-2012, CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory began an extensive analysis of water and soil samples from the region, as well as biological samples such as blood, nails and hair of local people. The aim was to find out precisely what industrial pollution was doing to the district’s environment, ecology and people.

The results of the tests have exposed a tale of terrible contamination and ill-health stalking the region.

We invite you to a Press Conference where the study results will be released by Sunita Narain, our director general.

Please be there.

For more details, contact Souparno Banerjee at 099108 64339 /

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is one of India’s leading research and advocacy bodies working on issues of environment, pollution control and development. CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory has done seminal work in exposing contamination – ranging from contamination in food products (soft drinks, honey) to that in land, water and people’s bodies (Bhopal, Punjab).


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    • For any queries, please write to the following:

    Souparno Banerjee


    Papia Samajdar

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    Souparno Banerjee, programme director

    Papia Samajdar, deputy programme manager

    Sheeba Madan, programme officer

    Aavika Dhanda, intern

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