With a large number of health-related litigations keeping cigarette companies in the country on the defensive, the cigarette industry is attempting to shift focus on the economic gains to tobacco
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is scheduled to launch the technology mission for cotton development (TMCD) in New Delhi on February 21. The mission will have a total allocation of about Rs 600
The India-Canada Environment Facility (ICEF) has approved a grant of Rs 2.1 crore to the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) for implementation of a renewable energy project in
Despite stringent stipulations, disposal of hazardous wastes in hospitals leaves much to be desired. A report on the disposal of medical waste in the country brought out recently by Srishti, an
The politics of environment between rich and poor nations has reached boiling point with the developing countries feeling marginalised by the developed countries on environment treaty negotiations.
Canadian doctors said last week that they had discovered a genetic mutation, which increased the chance of suicide and predicted that a test to identify those at high risk of killing themselves could
Notwithstanding the boom in the information economy, it is environmental trends that will shape the new century, says a new report 'State of the World 2000' brought out by the Worldwatch
The proposed Rs 5,000 crore, 900 mw Hansthal creek tidal wave project in the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat has gained further impetus with the appointment of a Mauritius government official as adviser for
A new policy package to generate 100 mw of wind power has been announced by the Rajasthan government to attract investment in the private sector. The package commits the purchase of power by RSEB at
The department of fertiliser is proposing to seek one time budgetary support to help the naphtha and fuel oil-based fertiliser units to switch over to natural gas. Alternatively the department may
Epidemiological study on effect of air pollution on human health (adults) in Delhi
How green is green?
Doha: inaction in the face of urgency
Coal mines to get automatic nod for first expansion