Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 6 (between Feb 8 and 14) 2016.
The Delhi government, which is in the process of seeking feedback on reintroducing the odd-even scheme, is also considering commissioning a third-party audit of its industrial areas to check pollution.
National Green Tribunal on Tuesday rapped Delhi Jal Board for spending money on Yamuna without its permission, observing that despite spending heavily, the pollution level in the river has become worse.
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued notices to the Delhi government, the Delhi Development Authority and the Art of Living Foundation on a plea seeking to stop a three-day event to celebrate 35 years of AOL on the Yamuna floodplains in east Delhi.
Vehicles carrying construction material or demolition waste in the city will be penalised up to Rs 5,000 if they are found violating pollution norms.
Municipal employees of Delhi temporarily called off a 13-day strike on Monday after the high court intervened to end the standoff with the government but a section of sanitation workers refused to budge, potentially lengthening the capital city’s civic woes.
In a bizarre explanation for the “need to cut old trees” in the capital, a senior official of the Forest Department informed the Delhi High Court that “old trees start releasing more carbon dioxide rather than oxygen,” and “need to be replaced” by planting more trees to take the place of trees that had reached a certain stage of their life cycle.
The golden glow of amaltas will softly blend into the pink and white hue of cherry blossom in the coming years with Delhi set to host India’s first ‘Sakura’ plantation ceremony tomorrow.
The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and Delhi lt. governor on a plea seeking direction to enforce pollution control rules which prescribes punishment for driving a polluting vehicle.
Moved by the “horrific” and “terrible” sight at crematoriums and burial grounds in the national capital, the Delhi High Court has called for their proper maintenance saying “departed souls need to be respected”.
The National Green Tribunal has slammed Railways over human defecation sand other waste ons tracks and also directed authorities in Delhi to expeditiously decide on rehabilitation of slum clusters located near railway tracks.
Taking a serious view of felling of over 50 trees in the Mangar forest area in Faridabad, the National Green Tribunal has directed Haryana government to investigate the issue and submit a detailed damage report.
With the city staring at an imminent water crisis, the MCG seems to have finally woken up to the need of reviving water bodies to recharge groundwater and prevent waterlogging.
The National Green Tribunal today took note of housing colonies near Vasundhara Enclave in East Delhi dumping garbage in the Hindon canal and asked them to submit a complete mechanism for collection, segregation and disposal of municipal solid waste.
The ministry of environment and forests’ notification that declares wild boar as ‘vermin’ in Uttarakhand has not gone down well with wildlife activists, who have raised concerns that the order, which allows the animal to be shot dead by people living in the periphery of forests, might result in overkilling of wild boars.