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Leaf Litter – We Are No Less!

Leaf Litter – We Are No Less!

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This season every year Delhi experiences beautiful leaf fall throughout the city! Old leaves fall from the trees making way for newer - fresher ones. It's as if the trees are giving us a message to freshen up and make a new start towards everything in life! However, this is also followed by the ground full of litter which needs to be taken care off. So, how do you think Delhi - en route to becoming a World class city deals with this - Composting? - NO WAY! This is how: Behind Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Bus Stand - with a certain MP's house in the vicinity All through the Lutyens' Zone, this is the trend that is followed. Leaves are collected at a spot and are burnt. Rarely if ever, have I spotted NDMC trucks that come and pick up these heaps. What the city planners do not r
Tribal Rights, Forests and the Tiger!

Tribal Rights, Forests and the Tiger!

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Tribal Rights....Forests.....and the ! On 15th of December 2006 the Lok Sabha passed by voice vote the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005, seeking to recognise and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land of forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest-dwellers. Draft Scheduled Tribes Bill (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 Dated 03/06/2005: Bill put to public for Views/Suggestions. Once the Draft Bill was out.....Social groups and environmentalists believed that the Bill, if implemented in the present form, could lead to social division while wildlife enthusiasts feared that access to the forest would harm wildlife. The Draft Act dropped forest-dwellers, including tribes not ...