Given the severity of pollution in the region, a majority of the NCR states have released a list of approved fuels. Yet, most of the industries here have not switched to cleaner fuels.

CSE believes that given the encouraging projections of growth of BTM technologies, that are ushering in a consumer-centric clean energy transition, we need to lay down robust and sustainable principles for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the sector.

Air quality standards in Jaipur are one of the worst in the world. While there are many reasons for air pollution in the city, this report identifies prominent industrial hotspots and the major industrial sectors in Jaipur district that are responsible for a majority of this pollution.

CSE in its independent study, surveyed seven districts of Delhi-NCR to assess the sources of industrial air pollution and identify the hotspots. The study revealed that diesel generators have a significant contribution to the air pollution in the studied regions.

ASEAN—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—has emerged as the most important region for future growth in coal-fired power generation as both China and India are investing in renewable power and moving away from coal.

The use of electrical and electronic equipment is witnessing an explosive growth. So is e-waste. The UN has even termed this phenomenon a ‘tsunami’ of e-waste. The developed world turns the tide in its favour by redirecting the tsunami towards the developing world. While e-waste is a problem, it can easily be moulded into a solution.

It is a food fraud more nefarious and more sophisticated than what we found in our 2003 and 2006 investigations into soft drinks; more damaging to our health than perhaps anything that we have found till now – keeping in mind the fact that we are still fighting against a killer COVID-19 pandemic with our backs to the wall.

This report is prepared by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as a guiding document to mainstream the approach of Water-Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) principles in the NCT of Delhi.

Crop stubble burning is a major source of pollution in Northwest India. It will require significant and continuous investment to end the practice. On the other hand, despite the growth in ‘renewables’, India’s reliance on coal to meet its base power load demand will continue in the foreseeable future.

Coal based thermal power stations are responsible for one of the largest industrial waste streams in India—coal ash. As fugitive emissions in the dry form and as leakage of ash slurry from ash ponds, coal ash is a major environmental and health concern today. It has been under the regulatory scanner for more than two decades.