The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been successfully running Eco-Clubs in the schools and colleges of Delhi under the National Green Corps (NGC) programme. These Eco-Clubs are playing an important role in creating environmental awareness amongst the future generation. Over 2000 Eco-Clubs have been established […]
On the night of November 15, 2010, when most people slept, the ‘world class city’ of Delhi woke up to a disturbing slumber of city planning that ‘buried’ the safety of its citizens.
Started in 2007, the Environment film festival “Quotes from the Earth” is a platform to highlight the environmental challenges at the national and international level through films. Conducted over a period of two days, the film festival goes beyond just viewing films as it is aimed to bring under one […]
DIREC 2010 is a part of initiative taken at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg acknowledging the significance of renewable energies for sustainable development – especially for combating poverty and for environmental and climate protection.
Owl sacrifice is believed to invoke the blessings of the goddess of wealth during Diwali and many tantriks advise this during Diwali.
Images like these, shot from a smart phone, are being submitted aplenty on the Delhi Traffic Police’s Facebook Page, to register complaint about vehicles violating traffic rules! “Look! Polythene bags all over the tree and the wire fence…”, he shouted with excitement that was driven by a cause to make […]
Set up in August 1992 under the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), the National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board (NAEB) is responsible for promoting afforestation,tree planting, ecological restoration and eco-development activities in the country. The Board carries out its activities with special attention to the degraded forest areas and lands […]
The issue of climate change is global in nature and not one person on the face of the planet is immune to it. Popularised by the World Commission on Environment & Development (WCED)’s 1987 report entitled “Our Common Future”, sustainable development is one of the first born solutions to climate […]
A month to go before the entire city (and the country) will wake up to lights and fire crackers, celebrating one of the most important festivals in India. Usually celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin (October/November) every year, Diwali is a […]
Besides raising considerable awareness on the issue of climate change and ensuring it gets the due attention it deserves, the 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP) held last year in Copenhagen ended in dismay and brought no real good news to environmental and social activists across the globe. This year, […]
File photo: Rajendera Singh being interviewed by Swiss media over the Satyagrah against the construction of the CWG Village on the Yamuna floodplain in Delhi. Bapu was witness to the Satyagrah (that did not work) for protecting the Yamuna throughout and also to the inundation of his Samadhi (consequently) with […]
The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) has joined hands with the Ministry of Power to announce a painting competition on Water Conservation. This competition will be conducted on the parameters similar to the ongoing competition of Bureau of Energy Efficiency to hunt for India’s Energy Efficiency Star. The method of […]