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Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Delhi Government Goes All Out to Ensure a Clean, Green Diwali 2018

Articles
The festival of Diwali is no longer a festival of joy alone and is accompanied by misery especially for those suffering from breathing disorders. This is true for the entire NCT of Delhi, which has an alarming population of over 20 million people. Every year during Diwali, the air quality worsens and is worst during and immediately after the Diwali night. The large-scale burning of fire crackers during the Diwali night, which spikes up the already air polluted National Capital is the principal cause of this pollution. This year, the Government of NCT of Delhi has taken significant steps for ensuring the reduction of air pollution due to Diwali. The Government began with writing a letter to all the schools, through its Eco Clubs Scheme. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Manish ...
Urban Innovation Challenge: Have You Submitted Your Idea Yet?

Urban Innovation Challenge: Have You Submitted Your Idea Yet?

Green Alert
In what should be seen as a golden opportunity for all those who understand Delhi well and have always had ideas and solutions for making the city better, the Delhi Government has collaborated with the University of Chicago and is now accepting path-breaking ideas for making Delhi better. In a first-of-a-kind partnership, the University of Chicago and the Delhi Government have come together and launched a unique competition: The Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi. This Innovation Challenge is crowdsourcing the best local ideas to improve Delhi’s air and water quality, and meet Delhi’s future energy needs.. The winners will receive up to Rs. 2 crore to work with the University of Chicago and Delhi Government to pilot and test their idea. If successful, the government could imp
Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Revisiting AAP’s Election Manifesto for Identifying Environmental Action Plans

Green Alert
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was formed as a result of a popular anti-corruption movement, has now made it to the corridors of power in the National Capital Territory of Delhi! Being a people's movement, AAP made no mistake in reaching out to the people of Delhi especially through its innovative 'Delhi Dialogue' strategy. We bring out and identify 26 out of the total 70 Action Points from the AAP's Election Manifesto in order to understand and follow-up with the Delhi Government on its Environmental Action Plan. Aam Aadmi Party's election manifesto is sub-divided below into five environmental related sectors of Water and Sanitation, Waste, Energy, Transport, Urban Biodiversity and Urban Planning. It is hoped that the present Delhi Government will ensure the fulfilling of these p...
Workshop on Revivial and Greening of Water Bodies in NCT of Delhi by DoE

Workshop on Revivial and Greening of Water Bodies in NCT of Delhi by DoE

Events
Neela Hauz in South Delhi: A wetland saved by citizens' initiative  The Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi will be celebrating World Water Day this year by organising a half day workshop on "Revival and Greening of Water Bodies in the NCT of Delhi". The Workshop will be presided by both the Additional Secretary (Environment) and Secretary (Environment) of the Government of Delhi and will be hosted in the Auditorium of the Delhi Secretariat. Date: 22 March, 2013 (Friday) Time: 10 am onwards (till 3 pm) Venue: Auditorium, Delhi Secretariat, Govt. of NCT of Delhi The Workshop will comprise the following four technical sessions: Presentation on Status of Water Bodies in NCT of Delhi - DPGS Presentation on Water Quality of Water Bodies by Dr. M.P. George, DPC
New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

New Delhi International Conference on Cities & Climate Change

Events
Cities cover less than 1% of the planet’s surface, and are home to around 50% of the world’s population, and many of them see a rapid growth trend. Taken together, all cities and urban areas worldwide use 75% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cities have traditionally been the places where many of the solutions to the world’s problems have been developed, making all cities potential leaders in the global effort for a low carbon future. Asia is arguably among the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and climatic variability have and will continue to impact all sectors, from national and economic security to human health, food production, infrastructure, water availability and ecosystems. Delhi
Now Online: Real Time Ambient Air Quality Data for Delhi

Now Online: Real Time Ambient Air Quality Data for Delhi

Green Alert
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi has now placed online, real time ambient air quality data from the various monitoring stations across Delhi. As of 4th October 2010, data from four stations, viz. Civil Lines, Punjabi Bagh, IGI Airport and R.K. Puram was made available for online viewing as continuous data files containing averages. Maintained by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the online database of Delhi's ambient air quality reveals concentration of pollutant gases along with particulate matter concentration and the given meteorological condition through a state-of-the-art interface. Air quality in New Delhi has seen severe deterioration in the past decade mainly due to the rapid and steady increase in the total number of automobiles on t...

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