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Environment is not impeding growth’: CSE responds to industry leaders’ open letter

New Delhi, October 13, 2011: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has expressed its strong disagreement with some of the contents of an ‘open letter to leaders’, written recently by India’s top industrialists. In a response to the open letter, CSE’s director general Sunita Narain has refuted the industry leaders’ contention that environmental clearances are delaying projects and hampering growth.

Environmental Clearances|Environmental Regulations|Forest|Community Support|Press Release
System of green clearances not working for environment and people and clearances not the impediment to growth, says CSE’s new study
  • New assessment by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds unprecedented scale of clearances being given by the ministry of environment to industrial projects in the last five years

Cement|Hydropower|Industry|Iron|Mining|steel|Thermal Power|Community Support|Press Release
CSE surveys noise pollution in Delhi

CSE does noise level survey, finds many areas in Delhi crossing the norms

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab tracks noise levels in Delhi and finds them to be very high in some places 

  • Constant exposure to noise can have serious health implications, ranging from deafness to heart conditions to sleep disorders

CSE Survey|Noise Pollution|Noise Pollution Control|Pollution Monitoring Lab|Media Resource Centre|Press Release
CSE slams petrol price hikes, calls for similar hikes on diesel prices

CSE slams hike in petrol prices. Says it should not be done without narrowing the price gap with diesel. Calls it “mindless”

It is leading to gross misuse of the poor persons’ fuel by rich car owners, massive revenue losses for the government, and serious damage to public health

Government should ban use of diesel in cars, increase price of diesel and tax on diesel cars

CSE|CSE Press Release|Diesel|Petrol pricing|Media Resource Centre|Press Release
Reform Agenda for India's Environmental Regulators

One of the key challenges faced by India today is how to maintain a high economic growth, and at the same time, ensure environmental sustainability and social justice.

State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)|Regulators Programme|Story
CSE’s international conference on parking reforms

Call for a parking strategy for better management that can control traffic chaos as well as dampen parking demand and car usage

Air quality|Parking|Parking Policy|Public Transport and Mobility|Press Release
Towards Lake Conservation

7 August, 2011

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) India and Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Bangladesh (BIP) Bangladesh jointly organised a day  long workshop on lake conservation of Dhaka on August 7, 2011, The workshop was attended by researchers, activists, planners, advocates and regulators from both Bangladesh and India. The meeting was a first initiative to influence the policy debate on lakes in South Asia.

CSE|Dhaka|India|Lake|PIL|rainwater harvesting|South Asia|Water Management|Waterbodies|Wetlands|Lake Revival|Story
CSE releases its new report in Ranchi

Report supports proposal to share 26 per cent net profits of mining companies with local communities

Mining|Mining and Environment|Press Release
CSE welcomes and supports finance minister's move to consider removing subsidy on diesel used in passenger cars
  • Says this will check use of diesel in cars and cut toxic risk from diesel emissions. Will curb energy guzzling incited by cheap diesel and the shift towards bigger engines and SUVs

  • Will help government cap revenue losses from luxury consumption of diesel
diesel cars|Public Transport|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Press Release
CSE fellowship media briefing on Water Bodies in India - Public Spaces, Private Designs

July 26-27, 2011

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

This workshop was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust
Water is keenly contested today. Reports are emerging from across India about water bodies being encroached upon, gobbled up and sucked dry by a combination of forces ranging from industrialisation and urban growth to population pressures and severe pollution.

Media Briefing Workshop|Water Bodies India|Media Briefing Workshops|Story
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