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Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Energy & Buildings

Panchkula, March 14 2013

The sustainable buildings team of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) co-organised a half day workshop on March 14, 2013 with the Department of Renewable Energy, Haryana (DRE) and HAREDA (Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency).The venue of the workshop was the new HAREDA office : Akshay Urja Bhawan, which has received a tentative five star GRIHA rating.

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Orientation Workshop on Agenda for Sustainable Buildings

Kolkata, January 4, 2013

The sustainable buildings team of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi organised a half a day workshop on January 4, 2013 in association with New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), Kolkata and Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, West Bengal (HIDCO).

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CSE dialogue on sponge iron in Kolkata

The dialogue on sponge iron industry organised in Kolkata, West Bengal on February 11, 2011 by the Centre for Science and Evnironment (CSE) saw participation from affected people, NGOs, media, industry and academicians.

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Sponge Iron Industry in India

The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs),
the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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The report assesses the regulatory status of the sponge iron industry in India. Based on inspection information collected from various State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs), the report is a detailed account of the industry in four states - Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

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Sponge iron’s dirty growth

In the years to come, India's expanding steel production will be largely driven by sponge iron. Sponge iron, also known as direct reduced iron(DRI), is produced from direct reduction of iron ore (in the form of lumps, pellets or fines) by a reducing gas produced from natural gas or coal. Sponge iron gives a cheaper way of producing steel which has a high demand in the market. 

A fish moves west

By: Kaushik Das Gupta

Ten years ago Bangladesh’s rivers were deeper and hilsa plentiful. But silting, dams and pollution pushed the fisher into deep ocean and resulted in shifting of their homebase. The Bangladesh fish wholesaler’s loss became Gujarat’s gain as increasingly hilsa from the Tapti and the Narmada feed the Kolkata market.

Governor Gopal Gandhi releases CSE’s latest study on mining, people and environment in Kolkata

India’s richest lands – with minerals, forests, wildlife and water sources – are home to its poorest people. Mining in India has, contrary to government’s claims, done little for the development of the mineral-bearing regions of the country: says the latest publication from New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) -- its 356-page 6th State of India’s Environment. Report, titled Rich Lands, Poor People -- Is Sustainable Mining Possible?  

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