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A joint initiative of the Centre for Science and Environment, Indian Council of Medical Research and Health Effects Institute

Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Date: February 13, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 1 pm - 6 pm

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A joint initiative of the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi and Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management, Government of Nepal 

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Time to breath easy is over, air pollution is reaching critical levels again this winter. CSE has reviewed the daily air quality data generated by the Central Pollution Control Board and others.
(Air pollution facts. pdf)

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Pollution caused from Diwali Crackers

    Air quality data generated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2007 under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) presents deadly facts about air pollution levels in Indian cities.

Sometimes beginning late can be an opportunity – more advantageous then even the beginners’ advantage. If a city has done nothing so far to clean up, and begins now, it is easier to steer clear of the gaffes and the clangers of the early birds.

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CSE warns Delhi: time to breathe easy over, air pollution reaching critical levels again in city. We need to act fast to recover our right to clean air.

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India's double challenge

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The rate at which urban air pollution has grown across India is alarming. A vast majority of cities are caught in the toxic web as air quality fails to meet health-based standards. Almost all cities are reeling under severe particulate pollution while newer pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and air toxics have begun to add to the public health challenge.

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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State mining departments turn tech-savvy to track mineral ores

 Odisha takes lead, sets up robust system to monitor minerals produced and transported

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Supreme Court lifts ban on 63 more mines in Bellary

 Sets condition of compensatory payment to resume operations
The Supreme Court allowed operations in 63 out of 72 category B mines in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka, subject to conditions.

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Irongate opened

 
Shah Commission report shows how authorities, mine owners stripped Goa of iron

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Hospitals across the city have reported an increase in vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria and other monsoon-related diseases like viral fever, common flu, eye and stomach infection this year.

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Publication: Slow Murder

Documents the deadly story of air pollution caused by vehicles. Vehicular pollution is no longer just an intangible threat in India - it contributes to a shocking 64 per cent of the total pollution in Delhi, 52 per cent in Mumbai and 30 per cent in Kolkata.

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