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Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

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The festival of Diwali is no longer a festival of joy alone and is accompanied by misery especially for those suffering from breathing disorders. This is true for the entire NCT of Delhi, which has an alarming population of over 20 million people. Every year during Diwali, the air quality worsens and is worst during and immediately after the Diwali night. The large-scale burning of fire crackers during the Diwali night, which spikes up the already air polluted National Capital is the principal cause of this pollution. This year, the Government of NCT of Delhi has taken significant steps for ensuring the reduction of air pollution due to Diwali. The Government began with writing a letter to all the schools, through its Eco Clubs Scheme. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Manish ...
First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

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The first day of the two-day long 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change concluded today in Miranda House with young people sharing ideas and green solution for protecting ‘our common environment’ and for sustaining the urban growth of Delhi. The Youth Summit began with remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings on Environment and with Shlokas that call for environmental harmony. The Chief Guest of the occasion Padma Shree Awardee Dr. Anil P. Joshi called for the youth of Delhi to wake up and come to terms with the ecological crisis that Delhi and India are facing and start acting. He said that the onus is more on the youth of the Delhi, since they can represent their voices better. He called for the youth to prepare themselves on war scale for fighting
Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

Oriental Apartments Leads the Way in Holistic Waste Management

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Oriental Apartments in Sector-9 of Rohini celebrated the Independence Day this year with another freedom. This was the freedom from the burden of sending thousands of kilograms of solid waste to the already overflowing landfills in Delhi. In doing so, Oriental Apartments showed the way to other Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and colonies on what needs to be done to solve the ongoing waste management crisis in Delhi. Waste management is perhaps the greatest environmental challenge being faced by Delhi, yet one which is least discussed. The waste of Delhi has already created three giant mountains, taller than 80 feet in height, and these landfills have also become killer and are now coming down as landslides. There is thus a need for disruptive innovation in the waste management...
The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

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As we walk along the roads of Delhi, there are some entities calling us and crying out for help. They are moaning of the dreadful death we are thrusting on them from suffocation and starvation, slowly and painfully. We cannot hear them because they cannot speak. They receive our attention only when the services they render to us start falling short for us. Yes! I am talking about those magical devices on the sides of roads, in front of shops, in our backyards, around our institutions, in areas of traffic, which keep imbibing the notorious carbon dioxide for us and continue to give oxygen that we terribly need. Our Trees! This time the concrete is killing them, a dire threat to the survival of the same entities that give us food and oxygen. Trees are choking to death, their roots ...
List of 30 Elephant Reserves of India, 30th Declared Recently in Nagaland

List of 30 Elephant Reserves of India, 30th Declared Recently in Nagaland

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The Asiatic Elephant is the largest living land animal in India, and by far in Asia. Most importantly, elephants help maintain forest and savanna ecosystems for other species, and are integrally tied to rich biodiversity. They are also culturally revered in India and are closely associated with religious and cultural heritage, playing an important role in the country’s history. Although a decline in elephant population has been noticed in recent years, large numbers of sustainable herds still exist – particularly in south and northeast of the country. Elephant conservation in India though, has been an uphill task. The Government of India launched Project Elephant in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with objectives to protect elephants, their habitat and corridors; to
Conclave on Biodiversity for Everyones Life Held at Miranda House

Conclave on Biodiversity for Everyones Life Held at Miranda House

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Miranda House, University of Delhi organised a Day Long Conclave on the theme Biodiversity for Everyone's Life on 31 August 2018. The Conclave was organised in collaboration with the Manipur based Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). Ujala Mall, participant of the Conclave, shares her experience and learning from this Conclave. The Day Long Biodiversity Conclave at Miranda House was as diverse as is the Biodiversity of India. From photographers to musicians, from scientists to environmental activists, the conglomerate was the most fascinating one. The Chief Guest of the event was Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India who shared his scientific understanding of the subject with the participants. He was welcomed by the Coll...
Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

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Speech of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the High Level Segment of the Eighth Session of Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30th October 2002. India is privileged to host the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I welcome our foreign guests to this land of rich cultural and natural heritage. Climate Change has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns of our times. It is a global phenomenon with diverse local impacts. In 1992, we adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has provided us with a sound basis for global cooperation. It reflects the consensus that addressing the challenge of climate change is...
Moirang, the Best Place in India to Wish Independence Day From

Moirang, the Best Place in India to Wish Independence Day From

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2018 is the 72nd Independence Day of India and the Nation today is immersed in celebrating freedom and the unity in diversity that represents this ancient yet modernized country. However, there is still work needed to be done to ensure greater inclusion of all parts of the country in the development process, as well as to remind ourselves of all the people who have contribute to the freedom struggle of India. To be more specific, development of India will not be complete without its benefits reaching places like the North-east region. And the celebration of India's independence should not be complete without remembering Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. In his speech today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did inform everyone that the North-east is now in news for all the right reasons, in...
Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

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Our Environment is everything around us and we share an intimate relationship with it starting from our very first day in this world. We, humans, live in this environment but spend little time in thinking and caring about it. This ignorance and inaction on our part is a huge concern because rapid increase in population, unplanned development and other human activities are putting a lot of pressure on the environment today. At this point in time, youth can play an important role in protecting the environment. The young population has more responsibility when it comes to environmental protection. This is because youth is the generation who can easily adopt new ways to save the environment. It is also the generation which will be the most impacted if nothing is done to protect the rapi...
Why Is Every Monsoon Bringing Devastation for Uttarakhand?

Why Is Every Monsoon Bringing Devastation for Uttarakhand?

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Uttarakhand is often referred to as Devbhumi or the Land of the Gods and is known for its scenic beauty and breathtaking landscapes. A Google search for Uttarakhand today, however, throws open images and videos of flash floods, falling mountains and people and property being washed away. Uttarakhand faced flash floods back in 2013 which became a national concern as it was the most petrifying disaster after the Tsunami of 2004. That disaster, it seems, was just a starting point. Ever since then, we hear news of devastations like landslides, buildings collapsing, floods etc. caused due to rains during the monsoon season. This year, yet again, the monsoon is bringing news of devastation across Uttrakhand. In Dehradun, the State capital, the onset of the monsoon witnessed the loss of 7

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