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Author: Shilpi Chakravarty

Shilpi Chakravarty is an Environmental Professional based in Delhi and is working to use her professional skills for making Planet Earth a better place to live in!

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Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 42 (Oct 17 to 23), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 42 (between October 17 to 23) 2016. 1. Delhi May Solve Its Air Pollution Problem With 'Vertical Gardens' In a city with some of the world's most poisonous air, a lack of space for greenery makes an alarming problem only worse for many of Delhi's 10 million residents. 2. Fresh pelican deaths in Delhi zoo The National Zoological Park, which has been shut down temporarily amid a bird flu scare, today reported fresh pelican deaths. 3. Introduce destination buses to decongest roads in Delhi: NGT Aiming at steps to curb pollution, the National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi government to reduce traffic congestion on city roads and introduce destination buses to improve air quality in the national capital.
Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 41 (Oct 10 to 16), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 41 (between October 10 to 16) 2016. 1. Winter worsens Delhi's pollution levels After Delhi celebrated Dussehra, doctors in the national Capital are treating increasing number of patients with respiratory ailments. 2. NDMC set to produce power from plastic In an order to recycle green and plastic waste, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has collaborated with a private partner who will generate energy and make useful products from garbage generated in parks and used plastics. 3. Dwarka raises a stink this festival season This festive season has turned into a harrowing time for Dwarka residents as the South Corporation has been skipping garbage disposal daily across most residential societies. 4
Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 40 (Oct 3 to 9), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 40 (between October 3 to October 9) 2016. 1. Use CCTVs to nab those who litter, suggests Delhi HC Expressing its ire at widespread littering by citizens in Delhi, a bench of the Delhi High Court Wednesday suggested that police and civic agencies could consider using “CCTV footage” to nab persons dumping garbage and prosecute them. 2. Delhi’s civic bodies start spending Swachh Bharat Mission funds Eighteen months after receiving funds from the Centre under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the municipal corporations have started buying modern equipment to improve the system of garbage disposal in the city. 3. Looking for a solid idea to guard against waste burning Environmental NGO Chintan's research revealed
Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 39 (Sept 26 to Oct 2), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 39 (between September 26 to October 2) 2016. 1. Delhi second-most polluted major city in the world, says WHO study A new report by the World Health Organisation on ambient air pollution levels shows that with very high levels of particulate matter measuring 10 microns or less, Delhi is among the most polluted cities in the world, second only to Riyadh among the big cities. 2. Fight goes cold, hard winter ahead The central government's recent notification on implementing BS VI emission norms from 2020 may have been welcomed by health and air quality experts, but for now there isn't much to enthuse about. 3. Air Quality Dips After 3-Mth Respite, Worse Yet To Come After a three-month respite, Delhi has
Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (September 19 to 25), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (September 19 to 25), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 38 (between September 19 to 25) 2016. 1. Delhi Government Orders Registration Of Diesel-Run Ambulance Cars Delhi government has ordered registration of diesel-run ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc in the capital on payment of one per cent of the ex-showroom price of such vehicles as green cess. 2. Okhla plant falls foul of Swachh norms, says plea Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and neighbouring colonies have now cited Swachh mission norms to oppose the Okhla waste-to-energy plant, which is allegedly causing air pollution in the neighbourhood. 3. NGT pulls up govt, civic bodies for disease outbreak The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government and the civic bodies for t
Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 37 (September 12 to 18), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 37 (between September 12 to 18) 2016. SC clears hurdle for Gr Noida Metro Clearing the decks for expansion of Metro rail projects to other cities and construction of dedicated freight corridors by the railways to boost industrialisation, the Supreme Court stayed the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) orders mandating environment clearance for such projects. Stop stubble burning to check pollution: HC to Govt The growing menace of stubble burning in states like Haryana and Punjab, which is a major cause of air pollution in the national capital, today led the Delhi High Court to direct the government to ensure "zero burning" of bio-mass this year. Affidavit in NGT against Okhla waste plant Residents of Sukh
Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (September 5 to 11), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 36 (September 5 to 11), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 36 (between September 5 to 11) 2016. NDMC sets up 5 e-waste collection centres In a bid to prevent health risks resulting from exposure to electronic junk, the New Delhi Municipal Council has set up five e-waste  collection centres in its areas. Garbage dumped at Yamuna Iron bridge The iron bridge across the Yamuna, which is over a 100 years old and is still used for road and rail traffic, has been converted into a garbage bin by some people. Delhi govt forms panel to audit sewage treatment, pumping stations With an aim to improve the water quality in the national capital, DelhiWater Minister Kapil Mishra today announced audit of all sewage treatment plants and sewage pumping stations in the city, besi
Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 35 (August 29 to September 4), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 35 (between August 29 to September 4) 2016. 1. Art of Living seeks time to respond to report on Yamuna damage The Art of Living Foundation has requested the National Green Tribunal an extension of date for submitting their response to the tribunal-appointed committee’s report, which said that the Yamuna floodplain was “completely destroyed” because of the three-day World Culture Festival in March. 2. Delhi: Five lakh saplings planted, says NDMC The New Delhi Municipal Council not only met its target of planting 2 lakh trees but surpassed it by planting as many as 5 lakh saplings this monsoon, said officials. 3. SDMC to install mobile toilets at public places To make the sanitation facilities accessible
Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 34 (August 22 to 28), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 34 (between August 22 to 28) 2016. 1. 'Vulnerable' Desert bird spotted in Delhi for the first time A desert bird, Stoliczka's Bushchat or the Whitebrowed Bushchat, has been spotted in Delhi's ornithological history for the first time. 2. Pigeons turn messengers of diseases, destruction Feeding birds at traffic islands may be your way of seeking a staircase to heaven, but what you end up doing is ensuring the proliferation of blue rock pigeons to the detriment of other species, once common such as the house sparrow and the Brahminy mynah. 3. Delhi’s waste chokes Yamuna of all aquatic life The Yamuna river, often called Delhi’s lifeline, is gasping for life. The 22-km stretch along the national capital h
Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Weekly Green News Update for Week 33 (August 15 to 21), 2016

Green Alert
Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 33 (between August 15 to 21) 2016. Minister inaugurates Van Mahotsav plantation drive Delhi Minister of Environment and Forest Imran Hussain today inaugurated Van Mahotsav Plantation Drive at Mandoli Extension in Gokalpur Assembly Constituency. NDMC’s clean-up plan keeps rag pickers out The New Delhi Municipal Council smart city project may be striving to make the area appear even more spick and span, but it may not integrate waste pickers in the clean-up process. Delhi HC stays NDMC’s move to demolish garbage dumps THE DELHI High Court Wednesday issued a stay on an initiative of the New Delhi Municipal Council to demolish garbage dhalaos (collection points) in its jurisdiction as part of the “smart ci
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