Centre for Science and Environment expresses deep shock at the dubious death tally and massive loss of healthy live years due to illness from growing air pollution in Delhi and the country. Today the leading medical and public health experts of India came together under the aegis of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to release the first ever systematic assessment of burden of disease at both the national and state level in India.

This Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into effect from Oct 17, 2017 to prevent a repeat of the severe air pollution Delhi witnessed after Diwali last year. Measures under the GRAP's 'very poor' and 'severe' categories will remain in force till March 15, 2018 said Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court.

This Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into effect from Oct 17, 2017 to prevent a repeat of the severe air pollution Delhi witnessed after Diwali last year. Measures under the GRAP's 'very poor' and 'severe' categories will remain in force till March 15, 2018 said Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court.

As the festival of Diwali and winter season draw near, Delhi-NCR is gearing up to meet the severe air quality challenge that it faces every year around this time. A Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) has been notified and is already in place – and October 17, 2017 is the day from when Very Poor and Severe categories of GRAP will be imposed till March 15, 2018. This was announced in a press conference by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), the committee constituted by the Central government following orders passed by the Supreme Court of India in 1998.

The manual explains everything a home owner/residential society needs to know about solar rooftop and how to install it.

This new study establishes that poultry environment is a reservoir of multidrug resistant bacteria and points towards the role of litter in spreading ABR in the environment. Antibiotics are becoming increasingly ineffective.

Misuse of antibiotics in poultry farms is leading to a proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

Misuse of antibiotics in poultry farms is leading to a proliferation of multi-drug resistant bacteria. To make matters worse, these bacteria are now spreading in the environment because of unsafe disposal of poultry litter and waste in agricultural fields – this has a potential to infect human beings: says a new study from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

During 2014-2017 India was shaken by severe spells of drought that hit over 500 million people across geographical regions. Unlike in the past, these droughts did not spare the urban areas; metropolitan cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru declared water emergency and several towns resorted to water rationing. “Drought But Why?” examines how an occupational hazard has turned into a human-made disaster of unmanageable proportion since organised agriculture began some 10,000 years ago.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released the first detailed independent evaluation and analysis of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) – government’s flagship national agricultural insurance programme.

Pages