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Unabated Burning of Leaves Calls for Urgent Attention

Unabated Burning of Leaves Calls for Urgent Attention

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Smoke from burning leaves engulfing a residential block in Lodhi Colony. The air pollution levels in the National Capital area are among the highest in the country. The addition of an ever increasing number of cars and other automobiles in Delhi only make the situation worse. However, and as if that wasn't enough, the Spring season in Delhi witnesses large scale burning of fallen leaves by citizens and institutions alike. The Spring  season in Delhi is otherwise beautiful with flowers of every colour dotting the city's  landscape. It is also the time when trees shed their old leaves either to grow new ones or as an adaptation to beat the heat of the approaching summer months. The fallen leaves of the Spring season collect in large numbers and are unfortunately treated as litter.
Free Saplings for the Delayed Monsoon at Dilli Haat

Free Saplings for the Delayed Monsoon at Dilli Haat

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has been carrying out an effective plantation driver in Delhi during every monsoon. Saplings are distributed free of cost at various centers across the capital for being adopted and planted by citizens who are invited to enrich Delhi's green legacy.  The first week of July is also celebrated as the Van Mahostav across India. However, the delayed monsoon this year makes the first week of September an excellent time for this plantation work, giving you time to go adopt a sapling and plant it somewhere close to you! Happy Greening! For more info on finding a nearest free sapling pick up point near your house, write to contact@delhigreens.org with your locality in the subject line.
Lets Stop Desacreding the Gods

Lets Stop Desacreding the Gods

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It is now no secret that all action plans and awareness programmes for cleaning River Yamuna have failed and the polluted stretch of the River has only increased by over 100 km in last few years. It is also known that the status of water quality in River Yamuna in Delhi is no better than sewage. Despite this, the offering of prayers, idols and other sacred religious material across the entire stretch of Yamuna in Delhi continues unabated. This not only de-sacreds the Gods, it also only adds more pollution to the River. The real offering that one can make to this once clean and the holiest-of-the-holy River Yamuna is to urge the government and other related agencies to act, with greater political will, towards its cleaning and management. Until then, let us all stop disrespecting the Go...
Emeritus Prof. C.R. Babu of University of Delhi Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Emeritus Prof. C.R. Babu of University of Delhi Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

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The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan and Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit presenting the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar to Emeritus Professor C.R. Babu from the University of Delhi at the flagging off ceremony of the “Science Express- Biodiversity Special” Train on the occasion of World Environment Day in New Delhi. Source: PIB
National Resource Centre on Urban Poverty, Slums and Housing Inaugurated in New Delhi

National Resource Centre on Urban Poverty, Slums and Housing Inaugurated in New Delhi

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The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Culture, Kumari Selja unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the National Resource Centre on Urban Poverty, Slums and Housing, in New Delhi on May 16, 2012. Poverty, it is said, is the greatest polluter. A resource center of this scale is bound to not just alleviate urban poverty but also help reduce urban pollution to a great extent.