Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 13 (starting March 25, 2013) 2013.
Delhiites have started watching what they eat. Sale of organic foods, seen as a passing fad till a few years ago, has soared, thanks to a rising focus on health and environment in the Capital.
The stunningly beautiful Greater Flamingos are back in Delhi, and how.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation has planned another waste-to-energy plant in Shastri Park. The land allotment by the Delhi Development Authority for the project is under process.
To keep the Yamuna clean, Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna has told the Delhi chief secretary to ensure implementation of the National Green Tribunal’s order, imposing a fine of Rs. 2,500 on those dumping debris on the river bank.
The forest department has initiated action against unauthorized cutting of about 100 trees in Vasant Kunj’s block C-6. While a complaint has been filed against ‘unknown persons’ at the Vasant Kunj police station, forest officials said that a formal FIR will be lodged on Sunday.
The Yamuna is in a huge mess, with 90,000 cubic metres of debris and other wastes on its banks — about as much as 10,000 truckloads. The Delhi government estimates that the entire clean-up operation will cost around Rs. 2.5 crore at Rs. 2,500 per truck.
For millions of Delhiites, already choked on the polluted air of the city, here is another shocker.