Weekly Green News Update for Week 49 (Nov 30 to Dec 6), 2015
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 49 (between Nov 30 to Dec 06) 2015.
The Delhi High Court has sought the assistance of two experts associated with the Yamuna Bio- Diversity Park to develop a 200-acre forest land near the 14th century Tughlaqabad Fort in South Delhi.
In a recent directive, the National Green Tribunal sought a public health advisory on pollution from the Delhi government, to warn people about deteriorating air quality in the capital and suggest ways to deal with it.
Taking a tough decision to improve the city’s toxic air quality, Delhi’s AAP government on Friday decided to restrict the number of private vehicles on the roads for a fortnight starting on New Year’s Day, allowing cars and bikes with odd and even numbered registration plates to run on alternate days.
Amid rising concerns over pollution level in the Capital and other cities in India, the government plans to ban trucks and buses older than 15 years from plying on the roads across the country.
With no let up in the air pollution levels in the capital and particulate matter 2.5 still extremely high, the Centre is keeping a close watch on Delhi’s air quality and preparing to undertake a round of measures in Delhi and its vicinity immediately.
The Delhi High Court has told the city government to carry out compensatory plantation before any trees are felled for building a three-lane flyover parallel to the single-lane flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg on the outer ring road.
With the national capital engulfed in smog, the National Green Tribunal today slammed Delhi government for not acting “seriously” to improve deteriorating air quality in the city and directed it to convene an urgent meeting on the issue.
With city residents facing constant threat of dengue and malaria, the National Green Tribunal today slammed the Delhi government and civic authorities here for their lackadaisical approach on the issue.
Nearly 38,000 complaints have been received by the three municipal corporations via the ‘Swachch Delhi’ mobile app since its launch 10 days ago, with the civic bodies claiming over 75 per cent of those grievances were redressed.
As green belts continue to face the threat from rampant encroachment and increasing commercial activity, the National Green Tribunal has prohibited tree felling in the stretch located along Mehrauli-Badarpur Highway in south Delhi’s Saket area.
The National Green Tribunal today directed NOIDA authority to issue a notice that any property deal in the eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla bird sanctuary would be subject to the final outcome of judicial proceedings before it.
Delhi Government’s forest department has issued a notice to Delhi University on a complaint alleging illegal cutting of 38 trees in the South Campus area here.
Pulling up official agencies for failing to curb pollution in the capital, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the Delhi government to identify “critically polluted areas” so that “immediate advisories” can be issued to the public by Thursday.
Railways will use water released from sewage treatment plants for non-potable purposes like washing trains and platforms.
Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) and the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs on Tuesday launched a competition focused on improving air and water quality in the Capital by soliciting grassroots ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics, corporations and other institutions across India.
With increasing instances of open dumping and burning of horticulture waste being reported from across the city, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon on Tuesday issued orders directing ‘scientific’ disposal of the waste.
New research shows that the health of the majestic Gangotri glacier that feeds the river Ganges has been affected, as the maximum temperature in the region has shot up by 0.9 degree Celsius and snowfall reduced by 37 cm annually.
The cries for help are deafening as the entire city of Chennai has come to a virtual standstill.
A blueprint for a pact to cap greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming was delivered today by negotiators from 195 nations as India hoped for a “just and equitable” outcome at the climate conference.