Air pollution exposure is the second most important risk factor for ill health in South Asia, contributing to between 13% and 21.7% of all deaths and approximately 58 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) through chronic and acute respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.1 Of the top 30 cities in the world with the poorest air quality in 2016, 17 are in South Asia.2 The impact of air pollution transcends boundaries. The “brown cloud”—caused by pollution from carbon aerosols—is a phenomenon captured in satellite images of atmospheric haze over South Asia, as well as China.

This report provides an overview of the clean cooking energy sector in India, including policy and market developments over the last few years. It outlines the key ecosystem-level challenges in creating sustained demand for clean cooking energy products and in building capacity for manufacturers and suppliers of such solutions.

KOCHI: The National Green Tribunal has dismissed an appeal filed by two protesters against the extension of environment clearance (EC) for the IOC’s LPG import terminal at Puthuvype.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K.U Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/09/2017 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) and CRZ Clearance granted to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., (IOC) for LPG Import Terminal at Puthuvypeen SEZ (Cochin Port Trust, Cochin) by MoEF & CC. NGT while dismissing the Application quoted cases where it was necessary to protect the project proponent from the delayed litigation when certain investments have been made by the project proponent and substantial development might have been done.

The Indian Petroleum & Natural Gas Statistics presents updated comprehensive statistics on various aspects of Indian Petroleum & Natural Gas sector. The data on international developments in respect of the key parameters of Petroleum and Natural Gas sector have also been captured in the publication. The Statistics presented in the current publication cover the exploration, production, refining, marketing activities, etc. of Oil and Gas sector.

The second volume of the Economic Survey, 2015-16 (http://indiabudget.nic.in/budget2016-2017/vol2_survey.asp) makes for very

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Radhakrishnan K U & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/08/2017 regarding the proposed LPG terminal at Puthuvyppe, Kochi, Kerala. Counsel appearing for the State of Kerala has submitted before the Tribunal that an Expert Committee has been constituted for fact finding relating to the location of LPG Terminal.

THE government has directed some of its institutions to start phasing out the use of charcoal as a source of cooking energy with immediate effect, a measure that is aimed at conserving environm

KOCHI: The Environment Committee of the Legislative Assembly held a hearing of various stakeholders involved in the row over the upcoming IOC LPG plant at Puthuvype at the collectorate here on Tues

KOCHI: According to the Annual Work Plan and Budget 2017-18, only 26.6% of the schools serving midday-meals in government and aided institutions are cooking meals using LPG cylinders while the rema

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