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Legal framework paper

 Why this study?
India has set ambient air quality standards for several pollutants. According to the rules of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the annex monitoring agency, the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) should be met for at least 98 per cent of the days in a year.

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Children in the Chulha Trap


Why this study?
This quick assessment has been carried out by Centre for Science and Environment to ascertain how switching from biomass-based solid fuels to cleaner liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking of midday meals in anganwadis (day care centres that facilitate informal learning under supervision) in Bihar can help reduce exposure of children to toxic air.

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Losing Solid Ground: MMDR Amendment Act, 2015 and the state of the mining sector in India

For over a decade, the country has debated the need to reform the mining sector by amending the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957.

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Rich Lands Poor People: Is 'Sustainable' Mining Possible?

This book is an attempt to document all the complexities of mining. While, it is true that mining is essential, it is not a simple 'dig and sell' proposition for a country like India.

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MOVE FREE Unlocking the traffic gridlock in our neighbourhoods

Why this study?

Choked roads, polluted air and road injuries are but a few symptoms of the severe and crippling mobility crisis in Delhi. Polluted air snuffs out one life every hour. Studies carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board and National Chittaranjan Cancer Research Institute have shown that every third child in Delhi has impaired lungs. 

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Troubled Waters - A report by Mining Watch Canada and Earthworks

A recent report by MiningWatch Canada and US-based Earthworks on how the mining waste disposal into water bodies is creating havoc. A review by CSE.
 
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Report of the committee constituted for development of criteria and formulation of guidelines of non-compliances into the category of serious and not-so-serious

The Ministry of Environment and Forests constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri J.M. Mauskar, Special Secretary to Government of India vide Office Order No.J-11013/30/2009-IA.II (I) (Pt.) dated 14th December, 2009 to examine the issues relating to monitoring of projects.

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