Tuesday, March 19Delhi Greens Blog: Greening the World, One Post at a Time!

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Nature – The Greatest Magician!

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NATURE'S LITTLE MAGIC TRICKS © Govind Singh We feel so surprised and thrilled, When a magician brings back a woman, he just killed. And when he takes out a rabbit, from an empty hat, We just adore him and our senses lay flat. Why then are we not amazed!? To the magic, which we have always gazed. For, even if they are not, what every theatre picks. But they are still, ‘nature’s little magic tricks.’ The sun rises every morning, from the east as they say. And touches almost everything, with its each single ray. To the other end it reaches by travelling all day. And after slowly descending, it finally sinks in the bay. A little seed which we see fallen around. If picked by somebody and sown in the ground. Would eventually come out, grow and become a tree. But we’ll not even w
Finally, Delhi Administration Talks of E-waste!

Finally, Delhi Administration Talks of E-waste!

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The problem of e-waste in Delhi is only increasing by the hour. Still not much is talked about it and little, if any research is going on in making any E-waste management strategy for the city. However of late, the problem is being recognized and being studied from all angles. The following is an article courtesy the Tribune News Service. Legislation to recycle e-waste in Delhi in offing April 3: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests is drafting a legislation in consultation with the Delhi Government to help it properly dispose of 15,000 tonnes of e-waste, which Delhi generate by way of recycling it, Mr. J. K. Dadoo, Secretary, Department of Environment, Government of Delhi, said. The Secretary clarified that stipulations of curr
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, Forest Dwellers and the Tiger

Tribal Rights, Forest Dwellers and the Tiger

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On 15 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 recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land of forest-dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest-dwellers. The Draft Scheduled Tribes Bill (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 was put to Public for Views and Suggestions on 03/06/2005. 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 Bill dropped forest-dwellers, including tribes not scheduled in some areas, Dalits and other back...