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This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product taxes and prices, and tobacco control policies and other interventions to reduce tobacco use a

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manoj Kumar Banara & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 05/01/2017 regarding diversion of 1419.95 ha of of forest land for the purpose of iron ore based industries at Jakhapura (Near Daitari) in Cuttack District of Orissa.NGT notes that Clause 6 of the Forest Clearance dated 3.2.1993 prohibits the user agency in cutting of 1.13 lakhs trees situated at 76 ha and directs the Respondent to submit before the Court that they have not cut any trees in the said area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Pawan Kumar Somani Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 05/01/2017. The applicant (Pawan Kumar Somani) has prayed for issuance of a direction upon the respondents to first quantify the area of wet land/marshy land/low lying land/water bodies situated within the 314 acres of land given to Hindustan Motors by the West Bengal Government. Hindustan Motors proposed to set up integrated IT Township and Auto-ancillary Park.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Gopal Krishna Ojha Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding noise and air pollution caused by cutting of woods and wooden logs by a manufacturer of furniture, Hooghly, West Bengal.

The record of proceeding also states that direction has been issued to the private respondents to obtain consent to operate for use of electrical (motorized) machine for its manufacturing activities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Parimalendu Banerjee & Others Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding the running of M/s Lokenath Metal Works in Alipore, South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal. According to the Applicant the unit during the course of running, has been emitting smoke causing air pollution in the nearby villages.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sundar Naik Vs Vedanta Alumina Limited & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding pollution caused by Vedanta Alumina Limited, Jharsuguda District, Odisha.

The report filed by the Odisha State PCB states that the ambient air quality with regard to particulate matters, Sulphur-dioxide and Nitrogen dioxide is within the prescribed standard. NGT directs Vedanta Alumina to file details about the scheme as to how the fly ash is going to be disposed of by the project proponent.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bijaya Kumar Babu Vs. The Collector-cum-District Magistrate & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding pollution caused by a poultry farm adjacent to Bargarh-Boriguma National Highway No. 26 at village Chhatamakhna in District Bolangir, Odisha. The Counsel appearing for the State of Odisha and Odisha State Pollution Control Board submits that they would conduct a joint inspection of the poultry farm and would submit a report to the Tribunal. 

Basic materials such as steel, cement or aluminium are important inputs to our economies. However their production is responsible for the dominant share of industrial emissions and 16% of European greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

In recent years, some counties in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) have experienced growth in their economies and improvements in living standards.

This is the fourth Annual report from Down To Earth. Each chapter has relevant articles that deal with current developments and related archival material from CSE’s more than 30 years of research. This makes each article/analysis wholesome as it gives one a true sense of history of the development, and a rounded view overall.

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