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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Urges Everyone to Plant Trees

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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.
Reflections On the Ongoing Administration Crisis In Delhi

Reflections On the Ongoing Administration Crisis In Delhi

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Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal paying his respects to the first Chief Minister of Delhi Ch. Braham Prakash. There has always been a strain in the Centre-States relationship in India owing to our Quasi-Federal structure and the multi-party system we have. At any given time, there are usually two different parties in power at the Center and State levels. This makes things a little complicated, as we are witnessing in the case of the NCT of Delhi today. The tiff between the Hon'ble LG Najeeb Jung and the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal started as soon as the latter took up the office. For the Delhi Government, it became logical to claim that having LG as the chief administrator practically means a permanent President’s Rule in 'Delhi State'. What makes the situat

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 27, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 27 (starting July 2, 2012) 2012. 1. Touts take over water depot, run amok Taps may be running dry in Delhi, but the Delhi Jal Board tankers ensure it’s raining, quite literally, in its Greater Kailash 1 pumping station. Afternoon is siesta time for the board’s employees even as people wait outside from 6am to 10pm to book a water tanker. 2. Ban toxic imports, SC tells government The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to ban the import of toxic wastes which had been identified and declared hazardous under an international convention. 3. Delhi blows its fuse over power cuts Delhi and the National Capital Region lost their patience on Tuesday with relentless daily power cuts ranging
Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

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The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi is encouraging and inviting citizens of Delhi to come out and plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season. Led by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the campaign is using an interactive online blogging platform to reach out to citizens and inspire them to green the capital city. Delhi Greens participated in the tree plantation activity adjacent to Rajghat with Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit last week as part of the Green Leap Delhi campaign of the DoE.  The event was joined by large number of students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life. The Chief Minister urged everyone present to take a pledge to plant trees and add to the greens of Delhi city. The ambitious “Green
DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

DoE to Celebrate International Biodiversity Day at YBP with the CM

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues among the general public. Each year, the UN declares a theme for celebrating the IDB and the theme for 2011, the International Year of Forests, is Forest Biodiversity. The Department of Environment (DoE), Government of NCT of Delhi in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems (CEMDE), University of Delhi will be organizing a workshop on Forest Biodiversity on 21st May to commemorate the International Biodiversity Day. Date: 21st May, 2011 (Saturday) Time: 09.00 am Venue: Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Near Wazirabad Village The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit wil...
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
Before the Games, It’s Time Now for the Great Indian Blame Game

Before the Games, It’s Time Now for the Great Indian Blame Game

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As if it was ceremonial and a thing of pride for self and the country, Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi reportedly owned up the responsibility of the CWG mess yesterday by stating, "As the Chairman of the Organising Committee I will take all the blame. There is no issue about that." While only a few weeks back, there was 'no issue' to worry for the nation was assured it will witness 'better than Beijing' Games, that was not how Mr. Kalmadi's statement ended. Neither is it the end of the story for Mr. Kalmadi concluded it with, "But I wish that the venues were handed over to me earlier." With this, the great Indian blame game, already on for quite some time, only got more interesting for the 'spectators' who have everything from national pri...
CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

CM Shiela Dixit Launches Online Youth Portal

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With an objective of mobilizing the Delhi youth and involving them under the existing Bhagidari scheme of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dixit recently launched YouthPortal.in. With "connect for change" as its punchline, the portal is a socio-entrepreneurial venture aiming to connect young ideas for social change through the Internet. The Bhagidari initiative, started by Hon'ble Chief Minister has constantly endeavored to promote citizen's partnership in governance. It has over the years grown from 20 Citizen Groups to more than 2300 as of today. With the launch of the portal, in partnership with The Electronic Youth Media Group, the CM believes that, "the city's youth can collaborate their ideas online for enabling change on ground and continuously work towards improv
Waste to Energy Plant Launched Despite Opposition and Historical Failure!

Waste to Energy Plant Launched Despite Opposition and Historical Failure!

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It's almost as though it is a legend. I've heard about it from many people by now and was reminded of it last by Mr. Shashi Pandit - a panel member at the recently concluded Delhi Youth Summit on Climate 2010. There is no real written or documented evidence of it so to say, at least none that I have ever come across. And the very structure that was both the culprit and the victim, and must surely be the witness to it all, was brought down about one-two years back. Luckily I did get to to see it twice before it was dismantled--without any prior notification to anyone--to know that it was for real. The Nehru Vihar Waste to Energy Plant, that was set up in North Delhi after purchasing everything from abroad (no names, for lack of a more irrational government) and installed in full glor...

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