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Report card: Environmental governance under two years of NDA government

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has reviewed the performance of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the end of its two years in office on measures of environmental governance, particularly as undertaken by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). CSE analysis focuses on some key areas which have remained matters of discussions and debates- including green clearances, industrial pollution control and monitoring, air pollution, waste management, cleaning Ganga, proposed reforms for forest governance and climate change. Following key trends emerge in terms of action and decision-making in these areas. Download pdf

Mining in India

India is a mineral-rich country, with more than 20,000 mineral deposits. The country produces about 90 minerals, which include four fuel, 10 metallic, 50 non-metallic, three atomic and 23 minor min

Forest in India

India is the seventh largest country in the world with an area of 328.72 million hectares (mha). The forest and tree cover of the country -- as per the biennial assessment report, 2011 prepared by