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In these bad air days, temporary measures will not work: CSE

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as governments went into a huddle to thrash out solutions, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) cautioned against putting too much hope in temporary solutions such as closure of schools. 

Graded Response Action Plan to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR in ‘Very poor’ and ‘Severe’ categories comes into effect from October 17, 2017 - says EPCA

Lists key areas of concern, which require short term and long term action to combat deadly air pollution in NCR

  • In November 2016, the Supreme Court of India directed the government to frame and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution. The Union environment ministry notified the Plan on January 17, 2017

PARKING POLICY FOR CLEAN AIR & LIVEABLE CITIES

 Why this guidance on parking policy?
After Delhi implemented its first generation air pollution control measures during the early part of the last decade, there was an improvement in air quality. But this gain in air quality was soon lost. While improvement of technology remained an unfinished agenda, failure to address the explosive increase in the number of vehicles threatened to undo the small increment in air quality.

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An Environmental Agenda for the New Government

The NDA government must have a proactive and positive environment agenda. It must strengthen environmental oversight and not weaken regulations. 

Size does matter

imageThe researchers at INSEAD business school in France have concluded that food marketing successfully distorts portion size perceptions of people many a times.

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