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On World Environment Day, CSE warns Delhi’s air pollution and congestion crisis will worsen this decade if urgent action is not taken
  • Nearly every day this summer, both particulate matter and ozone levels have exceeded standards. These pollutants can snuff life out of cities
  • On top of that, carbon dioxide emissions from cars have added to the warming in and around the city
Air Pollution|Press Release|Air Pollution
16 dead at Vizag Steel: CSE says tragedy inevitable because of the plant’s poor safety record

CSE’s Green Rating Project had warned Vizag Steel to shore up its safety measures

Green Rating Programme|steel plant|Story
India’s best iron and steel company gets average score; sector is rated poor

This core sector has a long way to go in meeting environmental norms, finds CSE green rating survey released on eve of World Environment Day

Environment|Green Rating Programme|Green Rating Projects - CSE|India|Industrial Pollution|Industry|Iron And Steel Industry|Press Release
Patna drinks its own sewage, says urban water-wastewater study done by CSE

Patna, May 25, 2012: Patna suffers from a problem of plenty – of water and sewage. It depends on the Ganga and groundwater for drinking.

Excreta Matters|Water Management|Water Sewage|Excreta Matters|Press Release
CSE Press Release: Petrol price hike is 'mindless'

CSE slams petrol price hike as “mindless” as it does not narrow the price gap with diesel

  • This is leading to gross misuse of diesel by rich car owners and massive revenue losses to the government

  • The government should either ban use of diesel in cars or increase price of diesel and tax on diesel cars

Petrol pricing|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Vehicle Technology and Fuel|Press Release
Parking: Multi-level dilemma

Lessons from Multi-Level Parking in Delhi
CSE calls for end to parking subsidies, an effective increase in parking charges, stringent enforcement and high penalties for violations.

Read full Report (pdf)

Parking Policy|Parking Pricing|Public Transport and Mobility|Story
Rs 80-crore parking facility in Sarojini Nagar draws very few cars, forces a rethink of Delhi’s parking policy: says CSE
  • CSE releases findings on parking in Sarojini Nagar and the lessons from it

  • Says without a clear strategy, expensive parking structures can neither reduce parking chaos nor parking demand

Parking Pricing|Public Transport and Mobility|Public Transport and Mobility|Press Release
Gurgaon is growing, but for how long?

CSE report on water-sewage management of Gurgaon says the city may soon be hit by the twin trauma of no water and overflowing sewage

Excreta Matters|Water Management|Water Sewage|Excreta Matters|Press Release
Watch out for what you eat. It could be killing you slowly and sweetly: says new CSE junk food and nutrition study
  • Most junk foods contain very high levels of trans fats, salts and sugar – which inevitably lead to severe ill health and diseases like obesity and diabetes
  • CSE lab tests 16 major brands of foods relished by people, particularly the young: Maggi and Top Ramen noodles, MacDonald’s foods, KFC’s fried chicken and Haldiram’s Aloo Bhujia, among others
CSE Lab Study|Health Diseases|Junk Food|Junk Food|Press Release
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