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CSE supports the principle that the Supreme Court has established today that diesel cars are more polluting and should pay Environment Compensation Charge (ECC)

  • The order further states that the application from the Amicus Curiae on enhanced ECC for all diesel cars will be taken up and decided subsequently. CSE urges that this be expedited quickly

Mark this World Environment Day with another inconvenient truth: Cutting down on truck pollution is a good step, but not enough for Delhi

Delhi is a pollution highway for cars. Total number of cars, SUVs and two-wheelers that enter Delhi DAILY is almost as high as total number of vehicles registered ANNUALLY in Delhi

Delhi drops out of the dubious list of 10 most polluted cities of the world

New Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database (update 2016) of the WHO released today shows Delhi has arrested and improved air quality since the last database published in 2014 – a drop of 20 per cent

CSE welcomes pollution tax on cars—higher on diesel cars and SUVs; doubling of cess on coal and lignite; and LPG connection for poor women to protect health

But CSE questions the design of the tax sop for affordable housing; no hard money for bus transport; and claims of highest ever allocation to MNREGA

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CSE slams the statement of Jaguar and Land Rover Chief – about their cars being air-purifying machines – as irresponsible

CSE says car companies cannot be allowed to hide behind such misleading claims when the technology in India is lagging and there are raging concerns around toxic diesel emissions even in advanced markets today.  No car company can get away by making such remarks in any other country

Kolkata residents breathe in air which has 3-5 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level that is already several times higher than the permissible limit. Action must gather momentum, says CSE’s Kolkata study

  • Kolkata is in the grip of rising air pollution and multi-pollutant crisis. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 61 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years (2010 to 2013). The levels exceed standards by 2.7 times. NO2 levels exceed by close to two times

New Delhi-based research body Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) monitors air pollution exposure levels in Kolkata

Will release its findings on January 30, 2016

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Date:January 30, 2016

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