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Proceedings and Recommendations of the Stakeholder Workshop Organized by CSE 
7 September 2016

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October 5, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment conducted a meeting on September 7, 2016 to arrive at a roadmap to expedite the implementation of the recently notified environmental standards for coal-based power station by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). 

July 18, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment organized a roundtable to discuss the technical parameters to be considered to retire plants which has exceeded their design life and performing inefficiently. 

Discusses the environmental, economic and technical parameters that can be used to identify power plant units which have exceeded their design life for retirement

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GRP Brochure

A clean environment makes perfect business sense

The Green Rating Project (GRP) assesses, and makes public, the environmental performance of companies within a sector in India. It aims to reduce the impact of industrial activity on the environment.

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Green Leaves Award

The award is given by CSE in recognition of the rating achieved by industries on the basis of their environmental performance in various sectors covered under Green Rating Project. 

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Work Overview

The Green Rating Project (GRP) is an effort to rate industrial units within a specific sector on the basis of their environment friendliness. The project aims at encouraging companies to adopt better environment management policies. Environment risk liability is an issue that is gaining increasing attention in Indian company’s boardroom.


Heat on Power

First-ever environmental impact study of India’s coal thermal power sector, covering 47 plants with 55% of the country‘s thermal electricity capacity – “Heat on Power” 

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BEST AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES for Indian Iron and Steel Sector

This document briefly lists the best available techniques (BAT) for design, technology and operational performance of the Indian Iron and Steel sector. For each technique under different iron and steel manufacturing processes, the Indian best practice and the global best practice has been presented. The Indian best practice figures represent the values observed from the Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project (GRP) study of the sector in India for the year 2009-10.

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Into The Furnace

This latest book is on the environment status of the Indian Steel Sector.

Based on CSE's recent environmental rating done of major iron and steel plants of India, we have rated 21 top Indian steel companies in this book, from the Private as well as the Public Sector.

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Down To Earth

Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants

Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand

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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