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Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (between Aug 10 to 16) 2015.

1. Slew of measures announced to reduce Delhi pollution

Increasing the number of CNG buses, crackdown on polluting vehicles and industries and tree plantation drives are some of the many steps being taken by the Delhi government to curb rising pollution in the national capital, a statement said on Thursday.

2. NGT Directs Joint Inspection of 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal today directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and IIT-Delhi to conduct a joint inspection of 13 common effluent treatment plants which are located in various industrial clusters in the national capital.

3. NGT directs Badarpur, Rajghat plants to control high PM levels

The National Green Tribunal today directed Badarpur and Rajghat Thermal Power Stations to bring particulate matter within permissible limits after an inspection report highlighted their high content in the ambient air around these projects.

4. Government to Soon Launch a ‘Massive’ Campaign to Check Air Pollution in Delhi

The Government today said it will soon launch a “massive” people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, and asserted that it has adopted a “consultative and cooperative” approach with the states to deal with the menace in and around Delhi.

5. ‘One-stop solution’ to Yamuna woes

The BJP-led Union government and the AAP government in Delhi may be at loggerheads on most issues but they have, surprisingly, decided to launch a special purpose vehicle for Yamuna together.

6. Govt fined Rs 1 lakh by NGT over Yamuna

Irked by the blame game by various departments within the state, National Green Tribunal on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Delhi government for not following its orders on implementation of Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017.

7. No quick fixes for restoring ecological flow in Yamuna

Yamuna water in Delhi and nearby is all excreta and effluent, several reports including Central Pollution Control Board’s latest assessment at interstate borders has shown.

8. Centre plans to take up Yamuna project assisted by JICA

The Centre has informed that it is planning to take up works pertaining to cleaning Yamuna river in addition to the existing scope of Japan International Cooperation Agency project.

9. Gurgaon’s civic bodies pass the buck over sewage leaking into Yamuna

The war of words that has broken out between MCG and HUDA, has inadvertently exposed the truth about the city’s water supply and drainage networks — that may actually be running on makeshift arrangements.

10. CSE challenges CSIR claim on CNG bus emissions ‘being more harmful’

The Centre for Science and Environment has challenged the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s recent conclusions based on the draft findings of a joint study that buses running on CNG may be more hazardous to health than diesel buses.

11. Delhi Jal Board to extend sewerage to 7 new unauthorised colonies

In order to bring maximum area of the city under its network, the Delhi Jal Board today announced to extend sewerage facilities to seven new unauthorised colonies here.

12. National Green Tribunal report accuses top realtors of  ‘stealing’ Delhi groundwater

Realtors continue to clandestinely draw groundwater and drain them into sewage lines and the Yamuna, a report by an NGT-appointed inspector alleges.

13. NGTs report on service stations operating in capital

Automobile service stations operating in the capital and discharging toxic pollutants like grease and oil into the Yamuna have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a status report on their functioning.

14. NGT criticises incomplete pollution control boards’ inspection reports, warn heavy fines

Inspectors of central and state pollution control boards are filing ambiguous and incomplete inspection reports, with grave consequences for the environment, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said, warning of heavy fines.

15. Delhi Govt to plant native trees at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary

In order to save biodiversity and make tree plantation more efficient, Delhi Government has decided to plant native trees instead of exotic species in the city.

16. 347 flora, 242 fauna species discovered in 2013-14: Javadekar

347 species of flora and 424 of fauna, including two reptiles have been discovered in the country in 2013-2014, environment minister Prakash Javadekar informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

17. International climate office to be set up in Pune

An International climate variability and predictability monsoon project office will come up at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, an official said on Wednesday.

18. Water resources depleting in Ganga catchment area: Study

Over 1,500 billion cusecs of water flow has reduced in the Ganga catchment area of Himalaya due to falling of trees and destruction of other vegetation areas to make way for urbanisation and road construction in the Himalayan region.

19. Paris summit: India should put the heat on rich nations

It came as a shock to those who recently attended the annual climate conference organised by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai to learn that there were only some 20 days left before India submitted its commitments to the UN global summit, culminating in Paris this December.

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (Aug 10 to 16), 2015http://delhigreens.com/wp-content/uploads/weekly-media-roundup.jpghttp://delhigreens.com/wp-content/uploads/weekly-media-roundup.jpg Shilpi Chakravarty Green Alert,,,,,,
Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (between Aug 10 to 16) 2015. 1. Slew of measures announced to reduce Delhi pollution Increasing the number of CNG buses, crackdown on polluting vehicles and industries and tree plantation drives are some of the many steps being taken...
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6625" src="http://delhigreens.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/weekly-media-roundup.jpg" alt="weekly-media-roundup" width="500" height="370" /> <strong>Weekly green news roundup from across different media networks for week 33 (between Aug 10 to 16) 2015.</strong> 1. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/Slew-of-measures-announced-to-reduce-Delhi-pollution/articleshow/48472637.cms" target="_blank"><strong>Slew of measures announced to reduce Delhi pollution</strong></a> Increasing the number of CNG buses, crackdown on polluting vehicles and industries and tree plantation drives are some of the many steps being taken by the Delhi government to curb rising pollution in the national capital, a statement said on Thursday. 2. <a href="http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/ngt-directs-joint-inspection-of-13-cetps-in-delhi-1206674" target="_blank"><strong>NGT Directs Joint Inspection of 13 Common Effluent Treatment Plants in Delhi</strong></a> The National Green Tribunal today directed Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and IIT-Delhi to conduct a joint inspection of 13 common effluent treatment plants which are located in various industrial clusters in the national capital. 3. <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/ngt-directs-badarpur-rajghat-plants-to-control-high-pm-levels/articleshow/48484550.cms"><strong>NGT directs Badarpur, Rajghat plants to control high PM levels</strong></a> The National Green Tribunal today directed Badarpur and Rajghat Thermal Power Stations to bring particulate matter within permissible limits after an inspection report highlighted their high content in the ambient air around these projects. 4. <a href="http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/government-to-soon-launch-a-massive-campaign-to-check-air-pollution-in-delhi-1207006" target="_blank"><strong>Government to Soon Launch a 'Massive' Campaign to Check Air Pollution in Delhi</strong></a> The Government today said it will soon launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, and asserted that it has adopted a "consultative and cooperative" approach with the states to deal with the menace in and around Delhi. 5. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/One-stop-solution-to-Yamuna-woes/articleshow/48459707.cms" target="_blank"><strong>'One-stop solution' to Yamuna woes</strong></a> The BJP-led Union government and the AAP government in Delhi may be at loggerheads on most issues but they have, surprisingly, decided to launch a special purpose vehicle for Yamuna together. 6. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Govt-fined-Rs-1-lakh-by-NGT-over-Yamuna/articleshow/48445460.cms" target="_blank"><strong>Govt fined Rs 1 lakh by NGT over Yamuna</strong></a> Irked by the blame game by various departments within the state, National Green Tribunal on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Delhi government for not following its orders on implementation of Maili se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Project 2017. 7. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/No-quick-fixes-for-restoring-ecological-flow-in-Yamuna/articleshow/48497492.cms" target="_blank"><strong>No quick fixes for restoring ecological flow in Yamuna</strong></a> Yamuna water in Delhi and nearby is all excreta and effluent, several reports including Central Pollution Control Board's latest assessment at interstate borders has shown. 8. <a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/centre-plans-to-take-up-yamuna-project-assisted-by-jica-115081000792_1.html" target="_blank"><strong>Centre plans to take up Yamuna project assisted by JICA</strong></a> The Centre has informed that it is planning to take up works pertaining to cleaning Yamuna river in addition to the existing scope of Japan International Cooperation Agency project. 9. <strong><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Gurgaons-civic-bodies-pass-the-buck-over-sewage-leaking-into-Yamuna/articleshow/48417534.cms" target="_blank">Gurgaon's civic bodies pass the buck over sewage leaking into Yamuna</a></strong> The war of words that has broken out between MCG and HUDA, has inadvertently exposed the truth about the city's water supply and drainage networks — that may actually be running on makeshift arrangements. 10. <a href="http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/cse-challenges-csir-claim-on-cng-bus-emissions-being-more-harmful/article7526946.ece" target="_blank"><strong>CSE challenges CSIR claim on CNG bus emissions ‘being more harmful’</strong></a> The Centre for Science and Environment has challenged the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s recent conclusions based on the draft findings of a joint study that buses running on CNG may be more hazardous to health than diesel buses. 11. <a href="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/delhi-jal-board-to-extend-sewerage-to-7-new-unauthorised-colonies/articleshow/48412643.cms" target="_blank"><strong>Delhi Jal Board to extend sewerage to 7 new unauthorised colonies</strong></a> In order to bring maximum area of the city under its network, the Delhi Jal Board today announced to extend sewerage facilities to seven new unauthorised colonies here. 12. <strong><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3195574/National-Green-Tribunal-report-accuses-realtors-stealing-Delhi-groundwater.html" target="_blank">National Green Tribunal report accuses top realtors of  'stealing' Delhi groundwater</a></strong> Realtors continue to clandestinely draw groundwater and drain them into sewage lines and the Yamuna, a report by an NGT-appointed inspector alleges. 13. <a href="http://T%20seekhttp://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/ngt-seeks-report-on-service-stations-operating-in-capital/articleshow/48424715.cms" target="_blank"><strong>NGTs report on service stations operating in capital</strong></a> Automobile service stations operating in the capital and discharging toxic pollutants like grease and oil into the Yamuna have come under the radar of the National Green Tribunal which has sought a status report on their functioning. 14. <a href="http://www.livemint.com/Politics/f2eVlYDKHf9HKjvDd7xjrM/NGT-criticises-incomplete-pollution-control-boards-inspecti.html" target="_blank"><strong>NGT criticises incomplete pollution control boards’ inspection reports, warn heavy fines</strong></a> Inspectors of central and state pollution control boards are filing ambiguous and incomplete inspection reports, with grave consequences for the environment, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said, warning of heavy fines. 15. <a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/delhi-govt-to-plant-native-trees-at-asola-wildlife-sanctuary-115081001423_1.html" target="_blank"><strong>Delhi Govt to plant native trees at Asola Wildlife Sanctuary</strong></a> In order to save biodiversity and make tree plantation more efficient, Delhi Government has decided to plant native trees instead of exotic species in the city. 16. <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/347-flora-242-fauna-species-discovered-in-2013-14-Javadekar/articleshow/48437901.cms" target="_blank"><strong>347 flora, 242 fauna species discovered in 2013-14: Javadekar</strong></a> 347 species of flora and 424 of fauna, including two reptiles have been discovered in the country in 2013-2014, environment minister Prakash Javadekar informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday. 17. <a href="http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/international-climate-office-to-be-set-up-in-pune-115081201812_1.html" target="_blank"><strong>International climate office to be set up in Pune</strong></a> An International climate variability and predictability monsoon project office will come up at the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, an official said on Wednesday. 18. <a href="http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/uttarakhand/water-resources-depleting-in-ganga-catchment-area-study/118089.html" target="_blank"><strong>Water resources depleting in Ganga catchment area: Study</strong></a> Over 1,500 billion cusecs of water flow has reduced in the Ganga catchment area of Himalaya due to falling of trees and destruction of other vegetation areas to make way for urbanisation and road construction in the Himalayan region. 19. <strong><a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/climate-change-keep-the-heat-on-in-paris/article1-1379010.aspx" target="_blank"> Paris summit: India should put the heat on rich nations</a></strong> It came as a shock to those who recently attended the annual climate conference organised by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai to learn that there were only some 20 days left before India submitted its commitments to the UN global summit, culminating in Paris this December.

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