The National Green Tribunal has ordered the Punjab Government to deposit a fine of Rs 50 crore as environmental compensation for polluting the Sutlej and Beas due to uncontrolled industrial discha

The government on Wednesday hiked the price of ethanol produced from C-molasses by Rs 2.85 per litre to Rs 43.70 for the new season starting December 2018, according to sources.

Days after Kiri Afghana’s Chadha Sugar Mills entered troubled waters, the situation turned bitter for it with the Punjab Government slapping an unprecedented fine of Rs 5crores as “environmental co

The complaint stated that there are very serious reports of grave and dangerous levels of poisonous pollution in the rivers, canals and drains has rocked the state of Punjab.

According to the proposed draft of Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018, the packaged food companies will have to declare nutritional information such as calories (en

This analysis by the Centre for Science and Environment throws light on use of Polluter Pays Principle by the National Green Tribunal, the key shortfalls and challenges. It also provides recommendations to tighten application of the Polluter Pays Principle, and improve environmental responsibility of various stakeholders .

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in state.

As an agro-food industry, sugar industry contributes to about 12% of the world’s sugar production with annual production capacity of 23 million tonnes. The sugar industry is a major water user and wastewater producer. According to Gunjal and Gunjal14, there are around 530 sugar industries in India having crushing capacity of 1.6 million tonnes per day utilizing 3.2 million m 3 of water, generating 0.6 million m 3 of effluent per day.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Karim Jahangir Shaikh Vrs. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board & Others dated 29/11/2017 regarding consent to operate granted to the sugar industry - Sahakar Maharshi Shivajirao Narayanrao Nagawade, Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.

In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded a review in the New England Journal of Medicine that discounted evidence linking sucrose consumption to blood lipid levels and hence coronary heart disease (CHD). SRF subsequently funded animal research to evaluate sucrose’s CHD risks. The objective of this study was to examine the planning, funding, and internal evaluation of an SRF-funded research project titled “Project 259: Dietary Carbohydrate and Blood Lipids in Germ-Free Rats,” led by Dr. W.F.R.

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