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Public Dialogue: Combating air pollution in Kolkata

CSE organised a public dialogue (February 2009) in the city. Titled ‘Clearing the air: An agenda for action’, it brought together policy makers, experts and civil society groups, to discuss how a road-map for pollution control in the city, which has recently seen strong action from the judiciary to contain its rising air pollution.




Agartala is the capital city of one of our eastern most states of India, Tripura. Even with much smaller vehicle numbers the city is witnessing increase in pollution levels and severe congestion. The city is built for walking and cycling and buses. The city must retain its strength and not let cars take over the space.



Chandigarh is one of the most planned towns of India. This is also one of the richest cities witnessing spurt in personal transport. This city needs to scale up its public transport transition.

CSE Press Note: Clean air before the Games: Are we living up to it?

  • CSE releases the results of its latest assessment of pre-Commonwealth air quality and air pollution control measures 
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May 10, 2010 
Delhi needs a combination of long lasting reforms as well as a contingent plan to clean up its air before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, says CSE analysis.


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Press Release: Euro IV norms in 13 cities, but rest of India left in the lurch


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March 31, 2010

As Bharat Stage IV norms for fuels and vehicles come into force from April 1, 2010 in 13 cities of India, the automobile industry is trying its best to delay the implementation of Bharat Stage III norms for vehicles in the rest of India.

Smog Digest

Smog digest is a news service on vehicular pollution based on news clippings selected from leading Indian newspapers and newsmagazine.


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A small tehsil of Ferozepur district in the state of Punjab in India has set an example. They have freed up space from cars in busy market centre and introduced rickshaw cabs.

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