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New vehicular emissions norms in Sri Lanka


Much of the environmental issues related to the transport sector in Sri Lanka are associated with urban environment, and have been reported from the Colombo Metropolitan area and Kandy urban center which is the second largest city in Sri Lanka. Of these, air pollution due to vehicle emission, exacerbated by traffic congestion and condition of the fleet are two of the major issues that have emerged in recent years.

CPCB’s Real time water quality monitoring

In order to eliminate problems associated with manual water quality monitoring, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has planned to go for hi-tech solution. CPCB is planning to install ‘Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Network’ across Ganga Basin for testing ten parameters. The Ganga is the largest and the most important river of India, with its watershed covering 10 Indian states, namely Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

CSE's Environmental Assessment of Jasodharpur Industrial Area in Uttarakhand

Jasodharpur Industrial Area (JIA) of the State  Infrastructure and Industrial Development  Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) has about  20 factories producing steel using induction  furnaces. Situated near Kotdwar town of Pauri  Garhwal district in Uttarakhand, JIA was set up in  1996-97. 

Environmental Governance in China

Industrialisation in China and India started almost at the same time. But the rate of industrialisation in China was and is much higher than India because of their former policy ‘grow first, clean later.’  Nevertheless, our neighbours started cleaning up operation in the late twentieth century and have been aggressive in their approach towards environmental cleaning. They strengthened their environmental force, provided legal provisions to punish non-complying industries and devised innovative regulatory instruments.

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