Central Water Commission (CWC), Government of India has undertaken the task of conducting, “Cumulative Impact and Carrying Capacity Study of Subansiri basin including Downstream Impact in Brahmaputra River Valley” with an objective to assess the cumulative impacts of hydropower development in the basin.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Agnihotri V/s. Union of India & Ors.dated 04/02/2014 regarding abatement of pollution in NOIDA area, Uttar Pradesh. NGT has directed the CPCB to make a thorough study of the action plan submitted by the UP Government and give its opinion in respect of each of the items of the action plan by the next date of hearing. Also it has asked the Pollution Control Board to submit that in so far as it relates to the carrying capacity of NOIDA in respect of various units functioning there.

This EIA study for Siang river sub basin and Subansiri river sub basin in Brahmaputra river valley commissioned by Central Water Commission warns that the proposed 44 dams, meant to establish a capacity of 18,293 MW, will affect the river ecology and biodiversity and the region all the way down to Assam. Read full text of this report.

Wind flow conditions play an important role in the assimilative capacities of urban airsheds. It is desired that urban planners associate due importance to wind flow conditions while designing the cities considering its likely impact on ambient air quality. Further, considering the explosive growth of megacities across the world it is required to rank these cities as per their assimilative capacities where wind flow conditions can play an important role.

Carrying capacity (CC) in the context of Indian agriculture, denotes the number of people and livestock an area can support on a sustainable basis. CC is dynamic in nature, varying from time to time based on utilization of resources, technology application and
management. In India, rainfed agriculture occupies nearly 58% of the cultivated area, contributes 40% of country’s food production, and supports 40% of the human and 60% of the livestock population.

The carrying capacity of Indian agriculture to support oilseeds production to meet the vegetable oil needs of the Indian population has been considered in the context of available sources of oil from oilseed and nonoilseed origins. India needs to produce 17.84 Mt of vegetable oils to meet the nutritional fat needs of projected population of 1685 million by 2050. This can be easily achieved from various sources like annual oilseeds and also from supplementary sources of oil like rice bran, cottonseed, coconut, oil palm, corn, etc.

On the basis of a climate modelling study, Lal et al. predicted that during the winter months there will be 5–25% less rainfall and in the summer season the monsoon rainfall will be not only 10–15% more than the normal, but also quite variable and specially irregular in Central India.

Developing countries across the world have embraced the policy of high economic growth as a means to reduce poverty. This economic growth largely based on industrial output is fast degrading the ecosystems, jeopardizing their long term sustainability.

After the devastating earthquake in 2001, Central and State Government have provided various incentives for rapid economic development of Kutch district. Mundra, one of the taluka of Kutch District, located on the bank of Northern Gulf of Kutch, having Mundra Port & Special Economic Zone, also witnessed the rapid industrial growth after 2001.

This is the second interim report of the committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (vide O.M. No. 3-87/80-IA-I, dated 09.7.2008 superseded by O.M. of even number dated 02-09-2008 ) for assessing the status of compliance of environmental conditionalities and requirements to be fulfilled by project authorities of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) and Indira Sagar Project (ISP).