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India’s INDC is fair, and its renewable energy and forestry targets are ambitious, says CSE

  • India has come out with its much awaited climate action plan, the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)

CSE reviews Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY), finds it a mixed bag of opportunities

NEW DELHI, September 23: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has analysed the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) in the context of the recently notified rules on the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). The analysis has been published in a CSE factsheet and is available here:

CSE disappointed by Centre’s Rules on Mines and Minerals (Contribution to DMF) and Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna

  • Centre has notified Rules on DMF, which require 10 per cent and 30 per cent royalty as contribution to DMFs; it has also instituted Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY)

CSE welcomes draft Delhi Solar Policy, says this is a step in the right direction

  • CSE welcomes Delhi government’s draft solar policy which makes installation of solar panels on government-owned, commercial and residential buildings mandatory.

CSE welcomes FSSAI move that halves trans fat limit from 10 to 5 per cent

  • FSSAI has cut down the maximum permitted trans fats in fats and oils. At 5 per cent, the new standards are half of the earlier limit and will come into force by August 2016

CSE welcomes Delhi government decision on recycling of construction and demolition waste

  • Delhi has mandated recycled products from construction and demolition (C&D) waste in all future contracts for building works and road works to be taken up by the Delhi government and its agencies

DMF rules notified by Odisha Government will bring limited benefit to mining-affected communities, says CSE

  • CSE analysis shows management of DMF funds is bureaucrat-driven with minimal participation of affected communities in decision-making bodies

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