Foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are referred to as genetically modified (GM) foods. The safety of GM foods has been a matter of concern. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has not allowed GM foods in India so far.

In a first study of its kind for India, New Delhi-based research and advocacy body Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has exposedlarge-scale illegal presence and sale of genetically modified (GM) processed foodsin the country. Without the approval of the Food Safety and Standards Authorityof India (FSSAI),production, sale and import of these foods is banned in the country.

According to Census 2011, Bihar reported 11.67 million urban population i.e. 11.25% of total population of state, dwelling in 199 urban centers (which accounts 3.14% of total urban population of country). The state has 143 statutory towns and 56 census towns.

In 2014, CSE and Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, in their report ‘Antibiotic Residues in Chicken Meat’ highlighted the widespread use of antibiotics in intensive chicken farming in the country, revealing abuse of this ‘public-health good’. Subsequently, CSE was asked at several fora, directly or otherwise: What is the connecting link?

It is well understood that segregation at source lies at the heart of good waste management. Segregation improves collection and processing efficiency.

As per the requirements of Section 4(1) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013, it is mandatory to conduct SIA and prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP) for acquisition of land (a) by the government for its own use, hold and/or control, or for public–private partn

According to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act, 2013, it is mandatory to conduct a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SMP) for acquisition of land by government for its own use, hold and control or by public-private partners

Coal has about 57 per cent share (around 197 GW) in the total installed capacity in India; but nearly 70 per cent of electricity (977 TWh, 2017- 18) in the country still comes from coal power plants.

The Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) has been in the grip of severe air pollution. The crisis is not confined just to the National Capital Territory (NCT) but affects all the 22 districts of the NCR.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) revised the environmental standards for coal-based thermal power stations in 2015. The deadline to comply with the standards expired in 2017; no progress was however made by the industry.

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