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Sponge Iron Industry in India

The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs),
the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Download full report (pdf)

News Clippings

BIS agrees Phthalates are harmful

The BIS agrees that there is a need to regulate the use of phthalates in toys. The BIS stated this in a response to the Bombay High Court on Feb 24th 2011. The court was hearing a PIL filed by the Consumers Welfare Association in 2007, seeking action against the sale of toxic toys in India. The Bombay High Court bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice D Y Chandrachud in September last year, asked the BIS to respond to central government's suggestions on the need to regulate the use of phthalates in toys.

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CSE responds to the endosulfan industry's bullying tactics


I thought I should let you know about the recent attacks against us by the pesticide industry. You will recall, we had way back in 2001 analyzed samples of soil, water and blood from Padre village in Kerala to check for contamination. We went there because local doctors and activists wrote about the horrific diseases and abnomalities in this region. We tested and found high levels of endosulfan pesticide.

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Kolkata City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda For Action

The collaborative workshop on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action in Kolkata was a joint initiative of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Kolkata and the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment. Dialogue held on March 16, 2011 in Kolkata was attended by nearly 300 participants.

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The collaborative workshop on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action in Kolkata was a joint initiative of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Kolkata and the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment.

Pawar on Endosulfan

As the fifth Conference of Parties (COP) of Stockholm Convention gear up to meet at Geneva in the last week of April and decide the fate of endosulfan, the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is busy rooting for the pesticide.

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India goes on a negative note

The fifth Conference of Parties (COP) of Stockholm Convention meets on April 25 in Geneva to decide the fate of endosulfan. The Conference of Parties will consider the recommendation of Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm Convention to enlist Endosulfan and its isomers in Annex A to the Convention, with specific exemption.
   

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SC Demands Explanation from CBI

A five judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice HS Kapadia, on April 13, began the hearing of curative petitions in the Bhopal gas tragedy. While hearing the curative petition filed by the CBI to re-examine the 1996 Supreme Court's judgement, the five judge bench questioned the CBI for approaching the court after a gap of 16 years and not filing a review petition during these years.

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Endosulfan Added to Trade "Watch List"

United Nations chemical experts have recommended endosulfan to be included in the Rotterdam Convention’s Prior Informed Consent procedure. 

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United Nations chemical experts have recommended endosulfan to be included in the Rotterdam Convention’s Prior Informed Consent procedure. 

City Evaluator Network

What is your city doing about cleaning up the air, protecting public health, promoting sustainable modes of travel to make your city liveable? If you believe in change and want to be the part of change in your city get involved. 

Join the City Evaluator Network (CEN) which is a countrywide network of volunteers. You will help:

  •  to undertake surveys,

  •  track data and information on policy,

  •  identify public action on clean air, transportation and mobility,

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