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India’s first-ever environmental rating of coal-based power plants finds the sector’s performance to be way below global benchmarks

  • Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) Green Rating Project releases its analysis and rating of India’s coal-based thermal power plants


CSE presents agenda for action to fight air pollution and protect the health of ‘Aam Aadmi’

  • CSE releases stunning data from its monitoring of pollution exposure of the aam admi, the common citizens of Delhi while travelling by mass modes -- buses, autos, metro and walk. They breathe unacceptable levels of toxic air  

Media Alert: CSE supports India’s challenge to WTO ruling on import of chicken from the US

January 30, 2015

India has challenged the October 2014 ruling of World Trade Organization (WTO) which forces India to lift the ban on imports of poultry products from the US. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) supports this stance, because this will safeguard Indian consumers from poultry products made with high inputs of antibiotics.  

CSE welcomes new draft order to curb the use of antibiotics in animals like chicken

  •  Draft order issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Curbs antibiotic growth promoter use in food-producing animals such as chicken

CSE, experts demand more rights for communities over forests in India - Nepal and Mexico show the way

  • India’s forest laws are colonial that have alienated communities from their land and resources. Under the current Forest Rights Act of 2006, the government allows gram sabhas to manage and protect forests. However, community rights have been recognised only over 2.5 million hectare (ha) of forests while Forest Survey of India report has identified 31 million ha of forests within revenue villages

Concern over poor air quality and traffic congestion in Gurgaon: action must gather momentum to protect public health

  • Gurgaon, planned as a counter magnet to decongest Delhi, is in grip of deadly pollution and congestion. This has emerged from the collaborative workshop of the Artemis Hospital and Centre for Science and Environment Our City, We Care: Action for Cleaner Air, held in Gurgaon today. 

Environment minister Prakash Javadekar releases CSE’s new publication on climate change adaptation

2014 globally the hottest year ever. In India, 2001-10 was the warmest decade on record – says the book

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