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The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

The Concretization of Trees, Or That of Non-Compliance?

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As we walk along the roads of Delhi, there are some entities calling us and crying out for help. They are moaning of the dreadful death we are thrusting on them from suffocation and starvation, slowly and painfully. We cannot hear them because they cannot speak. They receive our attention only when the services they render to us start falling short for us. Yes! I am talking about those magical devices on the sides of roads, in front of shops, in our backyards, around our institutions, in areas of traffic, which keep imbibing the notorious carbon dioxide for us and continue to give oxygen that we terribly need. Our Trees! This time the concrete is killing them, a dire threat to the survival of the same entities that give us food and oxygen. Trees are choking to death, their roots ...
To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

To Keep the Trees Alive, It’s Becoming A Struggle Against the Civic Agencies. Why?

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Are the authorities themselves listening? Trees are a symbol of healthy ecosystem and the presence of large number of trees in any locality, town, district or city is an indicator of good health and prosperity. The Constitution of India provides for the Right to Life, which has also come to mean the Right to healthy environment. The latter can only be secured through maintaining existing trees and planting new ones. Yet, the various municipal and civic agencies in the NCT of Delhi continue to remain oblivion to the sorry state of concretized trees across India's National capital. It is most unfortunate to note that action for the protection of trees is coming only when concerned citizens are moving the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and urging the Court to ensure the protection of the tr...
Landmark NGT Ruling for Government Agencies: Deconcretize Trees or Go To Jail!

Landmark NGT Ruling for Government Agencies: Deconcretize Trees or Go To Jail!

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Visiting the Good Green Court: Aastha Kukreti of Delhi Greens along with DG summer interns outside the Hon'ble NGT All roads led to the Hon'ble National Green Tribunal (NGT) today morning as the Court remained full of environmental activists, environmental journalists and lawyers representing various public and private agencies. The proceedings of the Hon'ble NGT were like music to the ears of anyone concerned for protecting the environment since all the green wrongdoing was being highlighted and quashed. Among several cases like the ones exposing fraudulent Environmental Impact Assessment reports, clearing of waste from the Delhi Ridge etc, the case of deconcretisation of Delhi trees was also taken up today. The case (filed by Aditya Prasad & others) has been filed against all
Deconcretisation of Trees Not Possible Without People Support

Deconcretisation of Trees Not Possible Without People Support

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Tree trouble: A concretised tree in Shreshta Vihar, Delhi (Image sent by Citizen Activist Anil Malhotra) The concretisation of trees in Delhi has been an ongoing process, not necessarily as a result of any planned strategy to damage, fell or reduce the number of trees in Delhi, but large as a callousness and ignorance of Delhiites towards the needs and rights of our tree friends. I discuss here some important reasons why concretisation as a process is on the rise in Delhi and why most of us don't care about it. Concretisation is a fiscal drive. It is a fact that each bit of soil is being covered in different parts of the the city, be it in the residential colonies, on the main avenues or even in institutional areas and campuses etc. One probable reason for this high rate and pace ...
NGT Issues Directions for Immediate Deconcretisation of Trees

NGT Issues Directions for Immediate Deconcretisation of Trees

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The Hon'ble Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) heard the deconcretisation of trees in Delhi case on the 23rd of May, 2013. The concretisation of trees in Delhi has come as a huge menace and has posed a great threat on the survivability of healthy trees in the city. Consequently, the NGT was moved vide Application No. 82/2013 through the 'Aditya N. Prasad & Others. Vs Union of India & Ors.' case. A parallel online citizens' petition to the NGT was also put together in the form of a signature campaign. This became the Earth Day campaign for Delhi and was supported by several active citizens and organisations in addition to Delhi Greens. The campaign was also picked by mainstream media and saw wide coverage. The campaign was also broadcasted via Radio One and saw

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