In 2010, the Indian government had declared 43 industrial clusters across the country as ‘critically polluted’.
Salahuddin was selected as a fellow for CSE’s Media fellowship on Climate change for the South Asian region titled Climate Change in South Asia: Indications, Impacts and Innovations for Survival. Under the fellowship Salahuddin did a series of stories called the 'Tears of the Sunderbans' in the Daily Inquilaab.
South Asia has one of the most bustling coasts with densely populated habitations on its 12,000 km long coastline.
Water barred: need or greed? South Asian water bodies, community and 'development' August 2011 – November 2011 For journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
August - October, 2011 This fellowship was supported by Jamshedji Tata Trust After land, our water bodies are now facing tremendous stress: industries, urban 'development', increasing population, imperfect legislation... scores of wetlands, lakes, rivers and waterways are threatened by such projects and pressures.
14th CSE Media Fellowships Lives transformed: Tales of climate change, its impacts and how populations are coping Deadline for submission extended: May 30, 2012
For journalists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka August 2011 – November 2011