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First on-road testing for emissions in India proves diesel SUVs and cars emit far more toxic gases than petrol cars

One diesel SUV emits as much toxic nitrogen oxide as 25-65 small petrol cars
CSE draws attention to the study. Asks – Is India falling in the grip of Europe-style ‘dieselgate’?

On World Environment Day, CSE releases analysis of how India has warmed over the years - from 1901 till 2017

  • First animated climate spiral showing the warming of India 

  • Annual mean temperature in India has increased by 1.2 degrees C since the beginning of the 20th century. 

  • 2016 was second warmest year on record with temperature of 1.26 degrees C higher than  

  • Winters (Jan-Feb) of 2017 was hottest in recorded history with temperature of 2.95 degrees higher than the baseline.  

What has GST got to do with air pollution?

A lot it seems, says Centre for Science and Environment

Government plans on electric vehicles are non-starters: CSE

Analysis of the first phase of FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle) programme says the agenda of electro-mobility is going nowhere. It has only pushed mild diesel hybrid cars. 


Training Programme on Safe Accessibility for Road Users

List of participants: July 27-29, 2015

Mr. R. K. Gupta, 
Assistant Engineer,
Delhi Development Authority Dwarka

Mr. S. C. Ruhela, 
Assistant Engineer,
Delhi Development Authority Dwarka 


Training Programme Bus Reforms –Policies and Strategies

List of participants: September 28-30, 2015                                                                                                        


Seethe against smog, now

Why is it we cannot get our act together to implement actions against air pollution? 

CSE welcomes emergency measures announced today by Government of Delhi

Super severe level of choking pollution persisting for seven consecutive days – this requires immediate intervention

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