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Stop Burning Leaves Delhi, Its Against the Law And Against Your Health

Stop Burning Leaves Delhi, Its Against the Law And Against Your Health

Green Alert
FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR AND YOUR CHILDREN's HEALTH, please call 011-49993555 if you find anyone burning leaves around your house on a regular basis. You ca also approach that person, explain her/him the health impacts (lung disorder and respiratory problems that reduce a person's life span by many years) of leaf burning and suggest alternate measures (like composting or even dumping the leaves in a municipal bin). A complete ban on burning of leaves or any kind of waste or garbage in public spaces like parks and gardens has been around for quite some time now. However, its implementation has been wanting and maalis and other individuals have continued this habit of burning leaves after sweeping them on one corner. As a result, Delhi's air gets even more polluted from leaf burning, a...
An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

An Interview With V.K. Jain of Tapas NGO on the Banning of Polythene Bags in Delhi

Green Personas
The non-biodegradable polythene bag was banned in Delhi in January 2009. While a blanket ban on plastic was never going to be easy, biodegradable carry bag alternatives that emerged after the ban helped bring about a green change in the city. A PIL filed by Tapas NGO in the Delhi High Court was instrumental in the banning of the plastic bag. Jincy Joy at Delhi Greens speaks to Mr. V.K. Jain, Founder of Tapas NGO on the journey from filing the PIL to ensuring the implementation of the ban. Jiny Joy: A warm greetings from Delhi Greens and thank you for the opportunity to interact with you on the initiatives you have been taking to protect the environment through both legal and awareness generation means. V. K. Jain: Thank you! Jincy Joy: Since when have you been working on environme...
Feathers Sold Openly Even as MoEF Proposes Ban on Trade of Peacock Feathers

Feathers Sold Openly Even as MoEF Proposes Ban on Trade of Peacock Feathers

Articles
In response to numerous requests from various stakeholders, the central Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is in the process of completely banning the trade of peacock feathers. Despite this, the selling of feathers of our National Bird is rampant across the Delhi NCR. Though the usual street shops are no longer selling these openly, the feathers can still be seen being sold on the streets around CP and ITO and even in markets like Kamla Nagar and Sarojini. The demand for the feathers far outsrips the supply leading to rampant poaching and killing of the birds. Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 relates to the transfer and sale of the tail feathers of peacocks. Currently, the Act prohibits the killing of peacocks as well as export of tail feathers...
Leaf Litter Continues to Be Burnt Despite Ban

Leaf Litter Continues to Be Burnt Despite Ban

Green Alert
Even as the Govt. of NCT of Delhi's ban on burning of leaves is more than a year old now, leaf litter in different parts of Delhi continues to be burnt. And it is not just remote parks or residential apartments where this is happeing but also in academic and government institutes of international repute. The ban is being violated openly and leaves are piled  up and burnt as if the ban does not even exist. The Environment Secretary of the Govt of NCT of Delhi has talked of sending flying squads to catch the culprits but such is the magnitude of this violation that it has become very difficult to put a check on this. The above is an image of leaf litter being burnt in a government establishement near the Qutab Minar.  Previously on Delhi Greens: Leaf Litter - We Are No Less!

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