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Bengaluru residents actually breathe in air which has 3-12 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level – says CSE study in the city

  • Bengaluru is in the grip of rising air pollution. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 57 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years. In more than 85 per cent of monitoring locations, the levels have exceeded standards

CSE welcomes landmark judgment of Supreme Court to implement urgent measures for controlling pollution in Delhi-NCR

  • Landmark decision from the Chief Justice bench of the Supreme Court stops registration of luxury diesel cars and SUVs in the NCR; bars entry of pre-Euro III trucks into Delhi; doubles the environment compensation charge on all trucks entering Delhi; and mandates all taxis in NCR to convert to CNG. It has also asked for stringent action on trash burning and road dust. 

CSE welcomes the move to restrain diesel cars in Delhi

  • Diesel exhaust has already been branded as human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the WHO has shocked the world

CSE Invites Journalists in and around Bangalore to attend workshop on air quality and transportation December 18, 2015

Dear Friend, 

Cities in India are paying a heavy price for development. An increase in the use of private transport is a key factor for deteriorating air quality in several Indian cities. How is Bengaluru faring, and what does the data on other Karanataka cities show?

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Date: December 18, 2015

CSE lambasts Delhi municipal agency’s move to allow free parking in malls and commercial complexes

“It is shocking that at a time when killer pollution in Delhi demands strong restraints on car usage, our municipal agencies are pressing flawed laws to stop priced parking in commercial
complexes and malls”: CSE’s Air Pollution Control team

Parking restraint must to reduce car usage and promote clean commuting practices, says CSE analysis

Car-free days and lower traffic volumes on holidays can lower air pollution in Delhi – parking restraint measures can help reduce air pollution

Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan

CSE organised a Stakeholder Workshop on Air quality and transportation challenges in Nigeria and agenda for Clean Air Action Plan in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), Federal Democratic Republic of Nigeria on November 3, 2015 in Abuja. The objective of this workshop was to involve the concerned stakeholder groups to discuss issues pertaining to air quality and transportation in cities of Nigeria, identification of problem areas and strategies and solutions. 

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CSE evaluation of Volkswagen emissions fraud case and current regulations for emissions control from on-road vehicles has exposed India’s lack of readiness to deal with compromised emissions performance on roads

  • Monitoring of emissions from diesel vehicles is particularly weak. If emissions control system in modern diesel vehicles does not work, it can lead to uncontrolled killer emissions of toxic particulates and nitrogen oxides

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