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Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

Delhi No Longer Breathes in Free Air This Independence Day

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15th August marks the date when the struggle and supreme sacrifice of thousands of Indians led to the attainment of India's independence. Some like the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi took to Satyagraha and non-violence while others like Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subash Chandra Bose did not think twice before laying down their lives while protecting the pride and glory of Mother India. Delhi Greens salutes these brave sons of the soil who freed India from oppressing forces and taught us the valuable lesson of always keeping India first. Sixty eight years after India attained her independence, a new kind of oppression is now taking over the country. The worst hit by this oppression is the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The citizens of Delhi can no longer ...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 42, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 42, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 42 (starting October 15, 2012) 2012. 1. Tree census in Delhi soon A tree census may soon be conducted in Delhi in a bid to curb the declining number of trees in residential colonies, an official has said, even as the UN has placed the national capital in the bottom half of the world green index. 2. Delhi ranks last in world green index: UN report This will puncture Delhi's carefully crafted claim of being an environmentally friendly city on the basis of the widely prevalent greenery. 3. Delhi, Mumbai far from being truly prosperous: UN report India’s mega-cities may be engines of growth for the nation’s economy but by another measure they are far from being truly prosperous, according to a
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 39, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 39 (starting September 24, 2012) 2012. 1. Solar power for 25 government schools, 10 hospitals The Delhi environment department has identified 25 government schools and 10 government hospitals that will get independent solar power systems. 2. DDA Master Plan experts call for low-rise high-density development, mixed-land use The Delhi Development Authority on Monday completed a significant milestone in its ongoing review of the Delhi Master Plan-2021. 3. Vertical growth will stress resources in Delhi Even as Union urban development minister Kamal Nath continues to push for vertical growth in Delhi, urban planners and experts say the city's most basic infrastructure — power, water and parking
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 37, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 37, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 37 (starting September 10, 2012) 2012. 1. Suggest changes to save BRT: HC The Delhi High Court on Monday said the government should "take in right spirit" the criticism against the Ambedkar Nagar-Moolchand BRT and suggest how it corridor could function with some changes. 2. Save Himalayas, activists urge Delhi The fate of Delhi is tied intimately to that of the Himalayas. The city's water-needs are met by Himalayan rivers; part of our power requirements too is met by energy harnessed at dams on Himalayan rivers; and the forests form a "sinking point" for the pollution we generate. 3. Enforcing ban on plastic bags an uphill task for Delhi govt Even as the Delhi cabinet has passed the order ...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 32, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 32, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 32 (starting August 6, 2012) 2012. 1. In Delhi, waste generates power — and debate By the end of this year, Delhi will have its second waste-to-energy plant generating electricity at the landfill near Ghazipur. A similar plant, Timarpur Okhla Waste to Energy plant, sited in the vicinity of a residential colony and a hospital, has started generation since the beginning of this year. 2. No contempt of court on BRT: Govt The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Delhi high court hearing the BRT row that it had allowed other vehicles to ply on the corridor earmarked for buses from Moolchand to Ambedkar Nagar till the court took a final stand. 3. Panel to suggest water-logging fixes A team le

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 30, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 30 (starting July 23, 2012) 2012. 1. Winter migratory birds on a hopping flight through Delhi Rare winter migratory birds like the Cotton Pygmy Goose, the Great White Pelican and the Greater Flamingo can be spotted at the capital's Okhla Bird Sanctuary. 2. Govt junks research body report on BRT The Delhi Government is determined to reduce the number of cars on the roads, it told the High Court. It also made it clear that the government stood by BRT projects aimed at encouraging more people to use public transport and give up private vehicles. 3. The 16th century surprise What is today the Capital's favourite joggers' park, a place frequented by the rich and famous as well as the common folk, w...
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 29, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 29, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 28 (starting July 16, 2012) 2012. 1. CNG losing out to diesel in Delhi Diesel's gain is CNG's loss in the capital, spelling bad news for the city's air. Dealers are reporting a 60%-80 % drop in sales of CNG kits for private vehicles since the beginning of 2012. They say many car owners who had got these kits retrofitted in their cars now want to sell the equipment as they are moving to diesel vehicles. 2. Life better without BRT, research body tells HC The campaign to scrap the controversial 5.8-km BRT corridor between Ambedkar Nagar and Moolchand got a boost on Monday after a feasibility study found that traffic was much smoother when other vehicles were allowed to run on the corridor reserved ...

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 24, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 24 (starting June 11, 2012) 2012. 1. Lutyens' Delhi in race for UN heritage status The final dossier containing the much-hyped proposal for nominating Delhi as a World Heritage City will have just two heritage areas - Shahjahanabad and Lutyens' Delhi (New Delhi) - as against the earlier identified four areas, it was decided at a high-level meeting on Monday. 2. Wasting water in dry Delhi History repeats itself every summer, leaving most Delhiites high and dry, quite literally. Severe water shortage in the city has hit plush areas, resettlement colonies and slum clusters alike.  And what has most Delhiites up in arms is the fact that the Delhi Jal Board is neither supplying proper piped water nor pro

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 22, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 22 (starting May 28, 2012) 2012. 1. Petrol price hike: Environmentalists worried over the adverse impact of diesel cars on environment Even as chief minister Sheila Dikshit hinted at marginal relief for Delhiites from the petrol price hike, environmentalists are not amused. They continue to be a worried bunch and their fears are not unfounded, for petrol getting out of reach for many people means there will be more diesel vehicles on the road in the years to come. 2. Delhi CM reduces petrol price, makes CNG costlier Less than a week after the public sector oil companies raised petrol price by Rs. 7.54 to 73.18 a litre in the Capital, the Delhi government plans to bring it down by Rs. 1.26 to Rs. 71....

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 21, 2012

Green Alert
Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 21 (starting May 21, 2012) 2012. 1. Govt proposes fitness tests for private vehicles The Delhi government finally seems to be waking up to the threat of environment pollution from the expanding private vehicle pool in the city. 2. Soon, work to kickstart at Ghazipur waste plant The Ghazipur waste-to-energy plant, which will produce more than 13MW power by burning 1,300 tonne of waste daily, is all set to become operational by July-end, claims the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. 3. Shorter signals for buses, cars on BRT Learning from the seven-day experiment under which mixed vehicular traffic was allowed on the BRT corridor, the Delhi Multi Modal Transit System has decided to make changes in...

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