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Victims of dirty air, all

Issue Date: Jun 30, 1999

Breathing time?

Issue Date: Jun 15, 1999
the Supreme Court, on May 13, 1999, removed the cap on car sales in the National Capital Region ( ncr ) and allowed self-certification for Euro-norm compliance by the automobile industry itself.

A clarion call

Author(s): Anil Agarwal
Issue Date: Feb 28, 1999
It is painfully slow, but progress nevertheless. Already,people are talking about the next millennium. So let me make a prediction as well. The next millennium will increasingly be the period of the civil society. The centralised state will give way to systems of governance that increasingly involve and empower the people. In India, that would mean shedding away the 19th century governance system developed by the British and perfected in India during the second half of the 20th century.

Trauma,caused by extreme shock

Issue Date: Feb 15, 1999
The Lt Governor of Delhi needs, for his own sake, to be immediately airlifted from the polluted environs of the capital. Any concerned citizen who has being paying attention to his statements in the previous six months will realise immediately that he suffers from an extreme case of trauma caused by shock. In June 1998, Vijai Kapoor told his wheezing citizenry that there was no such thing as air pollution in Delhi. Then, in January 1999, he announced to them that there is no crime in the city. What is this, if not the denial stages of a trauma case?

Special Efforts

Source: CSE Survey, 1998 NOTE: Names of CMs in order of ranking done by environmentalist

Road to hell

Issue Date: Jan 31, 1999
The automobile bug has bitten Indians. And why not? Hyundai, Daewoo, telco , Honda and Fiat, to name a few, are coming up with the most buyer-friendly (read diesel), not necessarily environment-friendly, cars. Besides the luxury cars being introduced by the world's top car manufacturers, there are of course the desi two-wheelers models which have registered a record increase of 22 times in the two decades under study.

Chimney sweepers

Issue Date: Jan 31, 1999
Cse' s study to estimate industrial pollution is based on a model called the Industrial Pollution Projection System ( ipps ), developed by the World Bank ( wb) . The wb had earlier used the same model to estimate the pollution load in countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines for the 1975-88 period.

In the future

Issue Date: Jan 31, 1999
Whether it is an accidental leak or the emission of a poisonous gas, people are getting increasingly restive. In the face of sheer corporate indifference to environmental and health hazards, they are taking recourse to the judiciary. According to cpcb , the number of court cases filed under the Water and Air Act had grown from 2,000 in 1987 to 5,900 in 1993. However, neither the courts nor the government has come up with an effective system to make the polluter accountable.

Every party to blame

Issue Date: Dec 31, 1998
THE victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy took out an 'anti-election campaign' rally in protest against political parties that have ignored the victims in their manifestos. The rally was organised by the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Uclyog Sangathan. More than 27,000 people died in 1984 due to lack of medical treatment after mythylisocyanate leaked from a factory belonging to the

Phone jam

Issue Date: Dec 15, 1998
Angered over the alarming rise in aft pollution levels In Whk,resfdents made themselves beard when an November 2, they -flooded. the ftne Minister's office OW1 wrth telephone calls, leaving the office staff bowthlered.'rhwults %were, in response to the 'FlIght to dean eir campaign! launched by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on November 1. The campaign marks the smoodanolveriary of the, release of Slow murder, a study on air pollution by CSE.
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