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Niyamgiri: Vedanta's battleground for bauxite

And, perhaps, its Waterloo. With the Union ministry of environment and forests refusing to allow the company to mine bauxite in Orissa's Niyamgiri hill, the UK-based mining giant's troubles have multiplied. The quest to resolve all disagreements regarding the company's Lanjigarh alumina refinery project and its mining rights had brought none less than the Orissa chief minister scurrying to Delhi -- to convince the prime minister to push forward the controversial industrial project. The prime minister did not oblige.

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Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) rejects Vedanta’s mining project in Orissa. CSE brings to you its assessment and analysis along with key documents, reports, EIAs, court ruling and decisions taken by various authorities from 1997 till date on Vedanta, Niyamgiri and Lanjigarh.
 

Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India

CSE has developed a"Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures: A Way to Sustainable Water Management in India" as deliverable of Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. This document includes, background of the preparation of roadmap including the draft framework proposed  for introduction of rating system for water efficient fixtures in India. The document intends to facilitate  understanding on the existing legal and institutional options available for mainstreaming the rating system.

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3rd Stakeholders Meeting on Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India

The 3rd stakeholders meeting on the rating system for water efficient fixtures was held at the Centre for Science and Environment’s office on 23rd March 2011. This meeting had participation from various stakeholders who have been a part of the core group formed after the 1st stakeholders meeting in September 2010. Ms. E. P Nivedita, Director (water supply and local self government), Ministry of Urban Development was also present.

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2nd Stakeholders Meeting on Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India

Following the 1st stakeholders meeting on 28th September 2010 (see press note), CSE organized the 2nd stakeholders meeting for rating system for water efficient fixtures on 22nd December 2010. The objective of CSE’s initiative is to develop norms for water-efficient fixtures that would ensure efficiency in terms of water use without compromising on performance. The process is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, who has also designated CSE as a centre of excellence for sustainable water management.

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Green buildings: CSE’s new report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures

New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

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September 28, 2010
New report advocates rating of water-efficient fixtures in buildings

City Action: Citizens Report on Air Quality and Urban Mobility, Kanpur

The Centre for Science and Environment releases an in-depth report on the city of Kanpur as part of its ongoing initiative to build city action on clean air and mobility.

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Vital stats
  • Vehicle no and growth rate: 593,000 (5.93 lakh); 11%
  • Modal share: Public transport (12%); IPT (7%); Walk (22%); Cycle (11%); Car (12%); Two-wheeler (35%)
  • Public transport accessibility index: 3.15
  • Service accessibility index: 54.35

Antiboitics in Honey

Ayurveda prescribes it for a range of ailments. People eat it for rejuvenation and boosting immunity. An Indian homemaker’s kitchen shelf is incomplete without a jar of this amber liquid. But without quality and safety controls, this gift of nature has been contaminated. CSE laboratory tests find high levels of antibiotics in well-known brands of honey sold in the market.

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