Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 21, 2012
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (starting May 21, 2012) 2012.
The Delhi government finally seems to be waking up to the threat of environment pollution from the expanding private vehicle pool in the city.
The Ghazipur waste-to-energy plant, which will produce more than 13MW power by burning 1,300 tonne of waste daily, is all set to become operational by July-end, claims the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
Learning from the seven-day experiment under which mixed vehicular traffic was allowed on the BRT corridor, the Delhi Multi Modal Transit System has decided to make changes in the signal pattern to ensure smooth flow of traffic along the corridor.
The much-controversial Okhla Waste Power Plant has finally started selling power to distribution companies after converting garbage into electricity.
Soon after the petrol hike was announced on Wednesday evening, petrol pumps in the city witnessed serpentine queues of vehicles.
With civic bodies expediting the work of waste-to-energy projects, a garbage-free Delhi is all set to turn into a reality. While the Okhla plant has become operational, the Ghazipur plant is all set to start work and the Narela-Bawana Plant in North Delhi will see the light of the day in 2013.
With Union ministry of environment and forest making No Objection Certificates from gram sabhas of the project area mandatory, plans to start construction of Renuka dam in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh from next month has been delayed.
The Upper Ganga Canal Expressway, an ambitious projects of the Mayawati government, proposed during the fag end of the regime, has hit a roadblock. The Union ministry of environment and forest has sought a clarification from the state government on the project. And work on the project is yet to be started.