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Is free parking our inalienable right?

'We want free parking…..' is the petulant tantrum of the rich in Delhi. Read this news…The trader association of one of the most happening, and upmarket area in Delhi – Khan Market has moved the High Court to oppose the orders of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to charge for parking.

Work overview

We realize the importance of customized research and analysis and hence partner with cities to facilitate them to identify the source of their problems and device strategic solutions to ensure sustainable and equitable transportation systems as well as cleaner air to breathe. City Action describes our collaborative actions with various partner cities. These rapidly growing cities sometimes have unique concerns.... In depth Analysis and South Asian Outreach programs aim to ring the alarm and instigate change in these centers of urban development.

Budget skirts the real issues, does not do enough for environmental concerns: CSE

  • Finance minister loses courage to put fiscal breaks on SUVs and diesel cars

  • Budget fails to put forward any new proposal to strengthen bus transport

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Why is the Finance Minister so willing to allow the rich car owners to mis-use diesel subsidy? Why he wants to forego revenue from this luxury consumption and put peoples’ health and energy security at risk? There is also no support for the bus transport for the masses.

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.

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Centre asks cities to benchmark their urban transportation services

The Union ministry of urban development has evolved a system for evaluating urban transportation services in cities across India.

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Tracking action on sustainable mobility in Indian cities

Nascent policy action has begun in some small and big cities of India to move away from car centric development.

Tenth CSE Media Fellowships: JNNURM and Indian cities: misguided mission or reform blueprint? 11 Fellows selected

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched in December 2005 to improve the quality of life in Indian cities. The seven year scheme had a whopping Rs 100,000 crore in its kitty to develop infrastructure and services – water supply, sanitation and sewerage, urban transport and integrated slum development – in 63 cities. The idea was to provide incentives to state governments and city administrations to carry out urban reforms.

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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