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In 2010, the Indian government had declared 43 industrial clusters across the country as ‘critically polluted’. This list was based on a Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) created by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).


May 2014 - June 2014

What makes a city a city, apart from its people? Local architecture and  building material, urban design, the mobility infrastructure all come together to make it conducive to  'good living'.


July - August, 2013

India’s sheer variety finds an echo in its diverse ecosystems from the barren cold deserts of Ladakh to the heat-swept dunes of the Thar, from the 7,000-odd kilometres of coastlines to the dense green cover of the Western Ghats. Most of these ecosystems are extremely fragile, buffeted as they are by direct human intervention as well as the vagaries wrought by a changing climate.

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Global Fellowships

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

March - May, 2010

This fellowship was supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust

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.

Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), City Action Plans, Habitat And Urbanisation, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Metro, Anil Agarwal Media Fellowships, Fellowships
CSE's Nineth Media Fellowship on The Coastal Concerns of India

This fellowship was supported by Jamshedji Tata Trust

9th CSE Media Fellowship on The Coastal Concerns of India November 2009-January 2010.

Climate Change, CMZ, Coastal Development, Coastal Erosion, Coastal regulations, CRZ, CSE, Media, Anil Agarwal Media Fellowships, Fellowships

Work Overview

MRC has successfully conducted ten media fellowship programmes for journalists – on water, desertification, forests, sustainable development and livelihoods in India’s North-east, mining and environment, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Rivers, coasts and indian cities under JNNURM. Last year also saw the first South Asian media fellowship on climate change, followed by the second South Asian Media fellowship on coastal concerns. These fellowships have primarily aimed at encouraging journalists to write on issues of development and environment.

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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