Fact Sheet 2: Health Implications
Fact Sheet 1: Regulations
Key legal cases Waste disposal at UCIL Toxicity of waste Toxicity of waste Liability
CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory over the years: a decade of public science Regulations: not working to regulate contaminants Why antibiotic in food is harmful: creating resistance and indomitable superbugs
A joint perception survey (April-May 2008) of commuters travelling on the BRT corridor, done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Delhi-based student groups Delhi Greens and the Indian Youth Climate Network, has found overwhelming support for the BRT system. Majority of commuters want BRT corridors in other parts of the city for better connectivity. Surprise finding: contrary to general perceptions, a large majority of car and two-wheeler drivers surveyed have supported the BRT. Read more…
The Union ministry of urban development has evolved a system for evaluating urban transportation services in cities across India.
Kolkata is on warring path to free its roads from the extremely polluting two-stroke three-wheelers that use a noxious cocktail of dirty and waste fuels as lubricant. The High Court has cracked whip to ensure that its orders to phase out and replace them with cleaner four-stroke three wheelers on clean fuels like LPG are implemented. Kolkata now joins the league of other Indian and Asian cities that have taken similar measures to address the pollution from these vehicles and to ensure that this important inter-mediate public transport are clean.
Nascent policy action has begun in some small and big cities of India to move away from car centric development.