Vigyan Prasar Director Dr. Nakul Parasar, Deputy Director General of AIR Delhi Ms. M. Shailaja Suman and other dignitaries during the launch of Radio Serial on the theme Climate Change and Global Warming in New Delhi on 29 March, 2019. To create awareness on the issue of global warming and climate change, Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and All India Radio have jointly launched a radio-serial. The transcripts of the radio serial can be read by clicking here.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2nd February every year to mark the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 1971. The day is a reminder to all us of the ecosystem services provided by wetlands in both urban and rural areas. Delhi too benefits from the large number of wetlands, which are now becoming endangered. To highlight the importance of wetlands in Delhi for urban sustainability, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park organises a gathering of citizens and experts on every Wetlands Day. This year, the celebrations were joined by large number of students as well members from the local community. Delhi Greens brings to you a photo essay on the Wetlands Day celebration at Yamuna Biodiversity Park this year. A Factsheet on the Importance of Wetlands was ...
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) inaugurated Delhi's First Waste to Wonder Park on 21 February 2019. The Waste to Wonder Park was opened to public by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in the presence of Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and other dignitaries. The Waste to Wonder Park includes a replica of some of the Wonders of the World, all of which have been made from waste. These include, the Taj Mahal (20 feet), Great Pyramid of Giza (18 feet), the Eiffel Tower (60 feet), Leaning Tower of Pisa (25 feet), Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue (25 feet), Rome’s Colosseum (15 feet) and New York’s Statute of Liberty (30 feet). The seven replicas have been made with the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets,
The Sunder Nursery or Azim Bagh is a sixteenth century Mughal-era complex located adjacent to Humayun's Tomb. The place was used as a nursery by the British, and since then is more popularly known as Sunder Nursery. The word Sunder is derived from the Sunderwala Burj, one of the medieval structures inside the complex. After years of restoration work on heritage structures by the Aga Khan Trust, the Sunder Nursery complex is now open to the public. The entry ticket is ₹ 35/- per person (more for foreign nationals) and the ambiance is calm, serene and like how Delhi once was. The nursery part of the complex, which was always open to the public to buy plants, is now also an arboretum with many different species of trees. In addition, the complex itself has been zoned into Heritage Structur
Winters in Delhi was once a time of cheer and joy. Many would remember the cold, foggy winter mornings and the taste of a warm cup of tea or coffee while standing in the balcony. Still others would remember the excitement of taking a quick job or brisk walk in the nearby park, if not to the more prominent ones, just to regain the body heat. Inhaling the fog, and exhaling the white misty spirit of Delhi was once part of the winter experience in Delhi. Not anymore. Delhi's October smell, the fragrance of the blooming Alstonia, was once an exciting announcement of Delhi's winters. The winter, amidst the alarming air pollution in Delhi, has become a fight for survival. The day has to be planned so that one spends maximum times indoors. Breathing out in the open, without a face mask has ...
The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place between 2 and 14 December 2018. COP 24 recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. Leaders from member nations continue to discuss and are yet to come to an agreement. The proposal to strengthen the previous Paris Climate Agreement has been proposed by the Conference President. Only time will tell if the leaders of the member nations can come to an agreement and if COP 24 can actually help prevent the imminent global meltdown, already taking place. Image © cop24.gov.pl
Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan releasing the publication along with other dignitaries at the National Energy Conservation Day function in New Delhi on 14 December, 2018. The National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on 14 December by the Ministry of Power in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The objective of this celebration is to recognize the efforts of industry and other establishments towards promoting energy efficiency. The Ministry of Power organizes National Energy Conservation Awards event every year on this day. This year, 26 industrial units from various sectors were given awards for their excellent performance in energy efficiency. 333 units and establishments from across the country participated in the National Awards Programme this year...
Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind planting a sapling in remembrance of Punya Tithi of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Vadodara in Gujarat on December 15, 2018. The Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani is also seen.
Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you that India is truly committed to winning this battle. I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
The Union Minister for Science & Technology; Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan at the launch of the Delhi Clean Air Campaign in New Delhi on November 01, 2018. Also seen is the Environment Minister of Delhi Shri Imran Hussain.