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Centre For Science And Environment
Opinion  /  Published 05.08.20

Breathless: India's worsening air quality

The mandatory wearing of masks in India may now be serving more than the purpose of just warding off the coronavirus infection. This would be a reasonable inference to make in the light of recent data...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Emission, road dust to blame for air pollution

The final report of the air pollution source apportionment study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has found that roadside dust and vehicular emission form the major...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 11.11.18

Is genetically modified food really safe?

India has established a regulatory and legal framework involving bodies like the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and laws relatin...
By Rajat Chaudhuri in

North East  /  Published 16.02.20

NE has 60 polluted river stretches: Board

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 60 polluted river stretches based on biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in different northeastern states, a study published by Delhi-based Centre...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

India  /  Published 17.03.19

Think tank punches holes in Swachh survey

The recently released annual survey report on the Swachh Bharat mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, paints an “over-exaggerated” picture of its success and is riddled with “an...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 17.12.19

Fast food safe? Take it with pinch of salt

Many packaged snacks and fast food products sold across the country have salt and fat levels higher than thresholds proposed by India’s food safety regulator, the non-government Centre for Science a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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