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.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says the new proposal of the Ministry of Power to fix the starting temperature of room air conditioners (RAC) at 24 degree C is a step in the right direction, as the current popular practice of fixing the starting temperature or switch ON temperature at 18-20 degree C increases electricity guzzling. Comfort targets can be met at a higher temperature setting and at lower electricity consumption.

Namibia is a relatively new entrant to the league of free countries of the world. In the three decades since its independence, the country has left no stone unturned to usher in a new era of progress and justice.

First came the forest, followed by the people, and then the government. Does this chronology allow the newest entrant in the scheme to determine the relationship between the two older entities?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is becoming a serious global problem. It is estimated that it might lead to 10 million deaths per year and loss of outputs worth US $100 trillion by 2050. Antibiotic misuse in food-animal production is one of the key causes of AMR.

In view of the linkages between food and NCDs, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for necessary policies and practices aimed at promoting good food, especially among schoolchildren.

The business of paper manufacturing has been an environmentalist’s nightmare. CSE had rated this industry's performance twice (in 1999 and 2004) and found them wanting on many counts. We continue to track India’s large scale pulp and paper industry.

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