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Env Ministry to Deploy Advanced Technologies for Managing Air Pollution

Env Ministry to Deploy Advanced Technologies for Managing Air Pollution

National
The Environment Ministry held a meeting to discuss application of advanced technologies to deal with air pollution incidents and improve the overall air quality management framework. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. C.K Mishra. The Expert institutions which participated include Satellite Application Centre (SAC) of ISRO, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The issues taken up for discussion included use of satellite
Cargill Attempts Limca Book of Records for Making Paper Bags

Cargill Attempts Limca Book of Records for Making Paper Bags

Corporate Greening
Cargill Business Services, a unit of Cargill India, attempted to enter the prestigious Limca Book of Records by making 27,707 paper bags in a record time of 40 minutes. This attempt was part of the Company's efforts to curb plastic pollution. The bags made from used paper will be distributed to the local vendors in the city with the help of United Way, Bengaluru. This was a joint initiative of Cargill Business Services and United Way Bengaluru, a non-profit organisation, in order to reduce pollution and promote green living. Plastic Pollution is one of the biggest concerns for India. It is an undeniable fact that we are surrounded by waste plastic and serious measures need to be taken in order to make the situation better. Around 50% of the plastic that we use is single-use plastic....
Chipko Movement at Sarojini Nagar for Saving the Trees of Delhi

Chipko Movement at Sarojini Nagar for Saving the Trees of Delhi

Green Alert
Residents and environmental groups came together yesterday evening near Sarojini Nagar police station to save thousands of fully grown trees from being chopped down in the National Capital. People hugged the trees and campaigners sang together and also raised slogans against the felling of trees. The campaign began at 4.30 pm and continued till late in the evening. Delhi's own Chipko movement took place in order to spread awareness and protest against Government's decision to chop down 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar for the purpose of redeveloping this area. The campaign also had booths that showcased the importance of the environment. Campaigners at booth discussed the possible threats and conservation methods with people. There was an interactive board also to share
Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Green Alert
File photo of Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, addressing a press conference on the initiatives & achievements of the Ministry during the last four years in New Delhi. In a bizarre press release, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs of the Government of India has agreed that it will be cutting 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar in South Delhi (technically in South-west district of Delhi). "All the trees are not being cut," the statement begins with some relief. However it then clarifies, "Only 14,031 nos. trees are to be cut out of the existing trees of 21,040 nos." The press release further goes on to say that, "against the 21,040 nos. of existing trees; 23,475 nos. of trees shall be available in these colonies duri...
24 Degree Celsius to Solve India’s Energy Crisis

24 Degree Celsius to Solve India’s Energy Crisis

Green Alert
The Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R.K Singh has recently launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning. According to him, "Every one degree increase in the air-conditioner temperature setting results in saving of 6% of electricity consumed. Normal human body temperature is approximately 36-37 degree Celsius, but large number of commercial establishments, hotels and offices maintain temperature around 18-21 degree Celsius. This is not only uncomfortable but is actually unhealthy. Setting the temperature in the range of 18-21 degree Celsius compels people to wear warm clothing or use blankets; therefore, this is actually wastage of energy. Some countries like Japan have put in place regulation to keep the temperat
Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

Religious Institutions Go Green to Reduce Pollution in Delhi

Green Alert
Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri Raj Kumar Singh along with the Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurating rooftop solar plant at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib. Pollution and Global warming are worldwide concerns. A collective aim of sustainable development for our common future is necessary. Delhi pollution levels are one of the highest in world and India is among the top ten most polluted countries. We have a lot to do in order to make the environment better and not worse. India is a diverse country with a huge spectrum of languages, religions, castes, food, geography, culture, traditions, etc. According to 2011 Census, 99.76% of the Indians are religious. India has a rich history, cultures, traditions, and religions. People identify them
Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Articles
A Picture Worth A Thousand Words: Google Earth image showing a green West Kidwai Nagar (an original Government colony in Delhi) on the left and the redeveloped East Kidwai Nagar "Project" of the MoHUA on the right. Where is the compensatory afforestation? Of the many things Delhi is famous for, the most spacious are its Government colonies located in New Delhi. These include residential areas such as Lodhi Colony, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, parts of Chanakyapuri, the neighbourhood of India Gate and a few adjoining areas. Most of these have been two-storied structures with abundant parks (and parking) all around. These Government colonies have therefore acted as green buffers for Delhi against air pollution, noise pollution and the congestion and traffic of the...
Top Five Ways How You Can Beat Plastic Pollution

Top Five Ways How You Can Beat Plastic Pollution

Green Living
5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day across the world. The theme for World Environment Day this year is Beat Plastic Pollution. Plastic, a man-made substance, has found its way in all parts of our lives. And before we could realize it, plastic has entered our seas and oceans and is harming aquatic life everywhere. The non-biodegradable nature of this substance ensures that once created, it will always remain around us and will not stop from entering the stomachs of animals and birds. Even on being burnt, plastic emits harmful gases such as PCBs that are toxic to human beings. There is no way of getting rid of the existing plastic, and therefore we should double our efforts in reducing the demand for more plastic so it is no longer manufactured. On World Environment Day...
ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

ENVITHON by MoEFCC Ahead of World Environment Day 2018

Green Lens
Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the ENVITHON (Mini-Marathon) as part of the World Environment Day celebrations in New Delhi on June 03, 2018. The event was joined by a gathering of more than 10,000 school children from nearly 200 schools of Delhi NCR. The Environment Minister used the ENVITHON platform to underlining the crucial role that school children play in any societal endeavour. He urged all the school children to become environment protectors (Paryavaran Rakshaks) and help the government and society in overcoming the menace of plastic pollution. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also administered a pledge to the children to undertake one Green Good Deed every day, minimise the use of plastic and contribute their might to completely stop the us...
Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Environment Day Reminder of the Status of Environment in Delhi

Articles
5th June is celebrated as the World Environment Day since 1972. It marks the day when the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (or the Stockholm Conference) convened with participation from 113 nations. This further led to the setting up of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 5th June is the date when global action towards environmental protection receives a fresh impetus. The Environment Day each year usually revolves around a specific theme. The Environment Day theme this year is Beat Plastic Pollution, and the host country of this event this year happens to be India! The celebrations have already begun in New Delhi, with the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) hosting a four day long International Event talking about various asp...

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