Union environment ministry lifts moratorium on industrial expansion in 23 critically polluted areas. An evaluation by the Centre for Science and Environment shows how pollution in these areas is still critically high
As Chhattisgarh advances to become the largest producer of thermal power, cement and sponge iron, Sugandh Juneja finds out what affect this fast-paced industrialisation will have on the state and its people.
The pharmaceutical industry is booming in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district. On the flip side, effluents from drug manufacturing units have been found to contain high levels of antibiotics, putting the lives of people in nearby areas at risk. Down To Earth takes a look at this business of pollution and poor regulation.
THE world's biggest industrial disaster has been rendered today its most trivial. Criminal corporate culpability and governmental concern for its poorest of the poor are the 2 elements missing in Bhopal a full decade aft methyl isocyanate leaked from a U Carbide plant and littered the city's streets with the dead, the dying am those destined to ebb in slow agony.