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Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Here We Go Again: Yamuna Action Plan Phase III

Green Alert
River Yamuna is a tributary of the Holy River Ganga. It is also the river that keeps the city of Delhi alive. Yet, the river flows polluted through a major part of Delhi and we are yet to clean the river and keep it flowing. The Government of India has now launched the Third Phase of the Yamuna Action Plan, an ambitious scheme of actions to clean River Yamuna. The phase three has been launched despite considerable debate around the success of the first two phases. Foundation stone of nine projects for Yamuna Rejuvenation under Namami Gange Programme was laid on 27 December 2018 by the Water Resource Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. A total of 11 projects have been taken up by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to conserve River Yamuna ...
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Green Lens
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has urged the citizens to plant trees. This is as part of a Mega Plantation Drive initiated by the Delhi Government. The objective of the Plantation Drive is to make Delhi green and pollution free. More than 5 lakh saplings are being planted in different parts of the city. Schools are also making arrangement to ensure that more and more students participate. Image courtesy AAP.
Plantation Drive at Garhi Mandu by DoE on Environment Day

Plantation Drive at Garhi Mandu by DoE on Environment Day

Events
The Department of Environment and Forests, Government of NCT of Delhi will be organising a plantation drive at Garhi Mandu City Forest on the occasion of World Environment Day 2016. The Department has invited school students through its Eco Club programme to join the tree plantation campaign in large number. The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal will be the Chief Guest for the occasion. Date: 5 June 2016 (World Environment Day) Time: 7.30 am onwards Venue: Garhi Mandu City Forest The Department has continuously carried out tree plantations at Garhi Mandu and the plan is to convert this area into an ecotourism spot. For further information, contact: Dr. B.C. Sabata Sr. Sci. Officer (Environment) Tel.: 011-23392032 Image by T. Hashmi
Rashtrapati Bhavan Gets Its First Sewage Treatment Plant

Rashtrapati Bhavan Gets Its First Sewage Treatment Plant

Green Alert
Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first ever Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the President Estate at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 08, 2015. Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal are also seen. The President of India recently inaugurated the first ever Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the President’s Estate, enabling the latter to meet 80% of its water requirements for horticulture through recycled waste water. The STP was inaugurated by Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on June 8, 2015. Its foundation stone was laid by the President on February 17, 2014. The installation of the STP in the Rashtrapati Bhawan is in fulfillment of the recommendations of the Comprehensive Conservatio

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 12, 2013

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for Week 12 (starting March 18, 2013) 2013. 1. Carcinogens in groundwater in areas near Najafgarh drain The groundwater table near the Najafgarh drain has been contaminated with metals such as the cancer-inducing lead, and cadmium apart from other health hazards such as arsenic, nitrate, manganese and iron. 2. Pushed to wall, govt may extend Re 1 power subsidy Cornered by Resident Welfare Associations  and the Opposition, the government is likely to announce a subsidy of Rs. 1 for domestic consumers. 3. Delhi govt goofs up on World Sparrow Day Sparrows have become so rare in the capital that it seems not even Delhi's environment department can identify it correctly. 4. Environment is Delhi’s Achille
From Utility to Commodity: Deliberations from the Conference on Water Privatization in India

From Utility to Commodity: Deliberations from the Conference on Water Privatization in India

Articles
Medha Patkar and Arvind Kejriwal holding a panel discussion at the Conference. Also seen is Mr. SA Naqvi of Citizens Front for Water Democracy The debate on water privatization is an ongoing debate of public interest not only in India but globally as well.  Supporters of privatization argue that water should be viewed as an economic good and hence commoditized. However, as recently as in 2010, the United Nations  has recognized the right to water as a basic human right. This raises certain difficult and critical questions over the need and implications of privatizing water in Delhi. This was the central focus during a day long conference on 'Water Privatization: Learning from India and International Experiences' which was recently organized at the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.

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