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Government proposes implementation rules for the first-ever fuel consumption norms for passenger cars - CSE finds gaping holes in them

  • While public attention is diverted towards Bharat Stage IV emissions norms becoming the nation-wide standard from April 1 this year, the new compliance rules for fuel consumption norms for cars is escaping public scrutiny. 

Is India prepared to prevent manufacturing defects and frauds in vehicles that compromise their emissions performance on roads?

  • The current PUC norms are not only too lenient to fail a vehicle, they cannot test tiny particles and NOx from in-use vehicles. Lax norms and poor enforcement make the PUC programme very ineffective. This needs an overhaul.

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Globalisation has increased inequity, and is at the core of our problems today: Sunita Narain addresses audiences at Jaipur Lit Fest

  • Narain releases State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine, at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Muzaffarpur Nagar Nigam embarks on a mission to turn Muzaffarpur into a smart, clean city

With help from New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment, launches initiative for source segregation of waste in 14 wards

Housing societies should replace diesel generator (DG) sets with rooftop solar power systems, recommends CSE

New CSE analysis finds solar rooftop power tariff is half the cost of power generated by DG sets

Air Pollution in Delhi touches emergency levels once again

  • As temperature dips and wind speed slows down, air pollution touches the emergency levels once again

CSE proposes novel policy framework for planning, designing and implementing best management practices on mainstreaming sustainable water & wastewater in India

  • Policy framework for water conservation/efficiency and energy efficiency will lead to making India a water frugal economy and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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