Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, when completed, will transform parts of the southern coromandal coast qualitatively. Since historical times, this portion of the coast (Palk Bay, Adam’s Bridge) is used only to fleets of small crafts involved in coastal trading and fishing.

The three-wheeled scooter rickshaw (TSR) plays a very important role as intermediate public transport in the country. Delhi has around 53,262 registered three-wheelers as of August 31, 2004 running on compressed natural gas (CNG). The Hon

All in-use vehicles in India are required to have a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate. This simple PUC checks exists from the year 1991 for all on-road vehicles as per CMV rule No 116. Privately run PUC centres authorised by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) undertake emission check for all in-use vehicles.

The vehicle inspection programme in India called Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate, was enforced under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMV rule No 116) in 1991. This requires all inuse vehicles to undergo periodic exhaust emission tests and obtain valid PUC certificate.

This health study was undertaken to estimate the impact of pollution on the health of the community at Medak. Its findings show that there is an overwhelming increase in most types of systemic diseases across the study group, as compared to the control group at Medak District.

An Act to make provision for prevention of adulteration of the food. This Act may be called the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. It extends to the whole of India. It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

A report of analysis of pesticide residues in soft drinks conducted by Centre for Science and Environment(CSE), was made public on 5th August, 2003. This Report was covered very prominently by both electronic and print media. In the Report it was stated that CSE found pesticide residues, in the samples of 12 soft drinks brands procured by it from open market in Delhi.

Hardrock mining - the extraction of minerals such as gold, silver, lead, copper and uranium from the earth is practiced in a manner inherently threatening to human health. Several studies have addressed work-related illnesses suffered by hardrock miners.

Twenty years after the worst ever man-made disaster in the country, victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy got a direction from the Supreme Court for the disbursement of a Rs 1,567 crore compensation to them, paid by US pesticide major Union Carbide.

To produce the food most farmers use chemical pesticides to control weeds, pests and diseases, and to help them meet the appearance standards imposed by supermarkets. Residues from these pesticides may still be in the food when buy it - about half of all fruit and vegetables tested by the Government contain residues.