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CSE welcomes Delhi Government move to ask schools to consider banning junk foods and create awareness about its ill-effects

  • The Directorate of Education, Delhi has directed heads of schools to create awareness among students and parents about ill effects of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) and to consider banning sale of such junk foods in schools’ canteens 

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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Ten schools from India get CSE’s Green Schools Award

  • Green schools awards received more than 500 submissions from all across India

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CSE gets Business Standard award for being the ‘public institution’ of the year

New Delhi, February 18: Centre for Science an Environment (CSE) has been given the Business Standard award for 2015 for being the “public institution” of the year. The Business Standard award, given annually to companies and individuals, had introduced a new category for “public institution” for its 2015 awards. CSE’s deputy director general, Chandra Bhushan, who received the award at a ceremony in Mumbai, said, “We are pleased to find environmental issues at the centrestage.

Auto Expo shows car industry is riding high on diesel and hard-selling diesel car models to add to the scary trend in toxic pollution exposure and lung cancer risk

Despite the misgivings regarding use of low-taxed diesel in the luxury segment, as many as 27 per cent of all displayed car/SUV models in Auto Expo were in the bracket of 2000 cc engines diesel that is banned in the NCR

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

Solar thermal power and applications are being ignored in today’s world of cheap photovoltaics: CSE

  • Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organises a conference on ‘The forgotten solar: Solar thermal and its development’

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