Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 01 (starting January 2) 2012.
Environment experts had been saying it all through, activists had been pointing it out for a long time and Delhiites knew it better as they see the polluted Yamuna day in and day out. The Performance Audit of Water Pollution in India by the Comptroller and Auditor General (Report 21 of 2011-12) has confirmed it.
Despite sustained public protests and lawsuits against the Timarpur-Okhla waste-to-energy incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, the beginning of trial runs this January 2 has invited the ire of the residents of this densely populated area.
With land for development limited in Delhi, Dwarka seems to have become the focus area of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
Delhi’s growth and expansion would now take place in the border areas where the Capital’s peripheral villages would be urbanised, according to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
India’s forest cover has declined by 367 sq km between 2007 and 2009. While the figure may not seem alarming, it runs counter to the impression that afforestation and conservation programmes are yielding results.
An environment ministry’s panel has recommended Coal India’s three projects, including one for capacity augmentation, for green clearance.