• Court wants to know which junk foods should be regulated. Fixes next hearing for August 6, 2014.

  • CSE welcomes the court’s directive in the 2010 PIL filed by Uday Foundation. 

With release of genetically modified Bt brinjal for commercial cultivation Bangladesh is first country in the South Asia to cultivate any genetically modified food crop. Read more in this March 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Bangladesh.




Union minister for new and renewable energy, Farooq Abdullah, releases CSE’s Citizen’s Report on State of Renewable Energy

In 2012-13, electricity produced by renewables met the electricity requirements of 60 million people. But India still reels under immense energy poverty – 50 per cent of households in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha and Jharkhand are yet to be connected to the grid.

Renewable energy projects can have major ecological impacts if we don’t have environmental safeguards.

Energy access in rural India has been a development priority for the government for many decades. However, 45 per cent of rural households lack access to electricity. Around 700 million people depend on biomass for their energy needs, predominantly for cooking, and 77.5 million households still use kerosene for lighting.

UPA II should have had the courage to stand by its earlier decision to tax cars and SUVs higher to address the crisis of energy and pollution, says CSE 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) strongly criticises the move of the UPA government to not table the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMMDR) Bill 2011 in the ongoing session of Parliament; this will be the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha. If not passed now, the Bill will lapse.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision on checking air pollution in the NCR. The Court today has admitted the report from the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on ‘Priority measures to reduce air pollution and protect public health’ as an interlocutory application (IA).

Both Delhi and Beijing had begun their fight against air pollution neck-to-neck, but Delhi has lost steam midway. Beijing has moved ahead because of its decisive action, finds a review by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of the state of air quality reporting by monitoring agencies in the two cities

CSE welcomes decision of the oil and environment minister Veerappa Moily to reduce the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) by Rs 15 per kg in Delhi. This amounts to a cut of almost 30 per cent in Delhi and a similar price reduction of about 25-30 per cent in other states.

Delhi is fast replacing Beijing in notoriety as the iconic face of the Asian growth story and its pollution aftermath says this Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) latest rapid assessment of air quality trends and pollution control measures in these cities.